Dr Faiza Shaheen

Faiza Shaheen, prospective parliamentary candidate for Chingford & Woodford Green
Faiza Shaheen (photo by Tom Oldham)

Faiza grew up in Chingford and attended Chingford Church of England Primary School and Chingford Foundation School before going to Oxford University and subsequently becoming a highly respected expert on inequality. She has worked at the New Economics Foundation, Save the Children and until 2021, was Director of the policy think tank, CLASS. 

She is currently a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and regularly contributes to debates on television news programmes such as Newsnight and Channel 4 News. This year, Faiza published a book – Know Your Place – a personal and statistical look at how society and the economy are structured, and the ‘fairy tale’ of social mobility.

Faiza was first selected by the Labour Party to contest the Chingford & Woodford Green seat in 2018. She narrowly missed unseating Iain Duncan Smith in the 2019 election, despite achieving the biggest ever vote for Labour in our area. In 2022, she was re-selected by Labour to once again contest her home seat at the next general election.

With a margin of just 1,262, every vote will count at the next election – and with your support, we can help to make Faiza the next Labour MP for Chingford & Woodford Green.

Faiza’s official campaign website is at: https://www.faizashaheen.co.uk/ 

To contact Faiza Shaheen, email: hello@faizaforchingford.com

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