Rupa Huq was elected Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton in May. Prior to that she taught at Kingston University and University of Manchester from 1998 onwards where her main interests were the sociology of the suburbs and popular culture. In Parliament she is chairing an Alll Party Parliamentary Group on London, with specific reference to planning and the built environment in keeping with her main issue of affordable housing in the capital.
In conversation: Israel
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick