Shabana Mahmood (born 17 September 1980) is a British Labour Party politician and barrister, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham, Ladywood since the May 2010 general election.
In the 2010 general election, Mahmood was elected for Birmingham Ladywood with a majority of 10,105.
In October 2010 Mahmood was appointed a Shadow Home Affairs Minister, later becoming a Shadow Business Minister in 2011 before moving to the shadow treasury team in 2013. Following the 2015 general election, Mahmood was appointed Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, a shadow cabinet level role. In September 2015, Mahmood stepped down from the role.
In January 2016, Mahmood was elected to represent the Parliamentary Labour Party on Labour's National Executive Committee, and was re-elected in July 2016. In November 2016, Mahmood was elected one of the vice chairs of Labour's National Policy Forum.
In October 2016, Mahmood became a member of the new International Trade Select Committee.
Boycott of Israel
On 21 August 2014, Mahmood announced that she would continue to support boycotts of products from Israeli settlements. Mahmood stated she has "a difference of view with my party." In justifying her position, Mahmood stated that "We all agree that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international law and they are not part of Israel. As such, they are an obstacle to a two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine." However, Mahmood denied that she supported a boycott of products from Israel proper, stating that "There is no disagreement that a more general boycott of Israel would not contribute towards a lasting peace in the region."