Salman Shaheen

I am a Councillor for Isleworth, Cabinet Member for Recreation, Public Spaces & Parking on Hounslow London Borough Council, and Chair of Brentford & Isleworth CLP. I am an award-winning writer who has served as Editor-in-Chief of two magazines. I am a regular commentator on television and radio and have appeared on the BBC Daily Politics, Channel 4 News, Sky News, LBC, TalkRADIO, the Islam Channel and TRT World.

My exclusive reports on tax avoidance have made front page news in the Observer and have been picked up by the Times, Telegraph, and FT.

I was a co-presenter alongside Jon Snow on the Channel 4 children’s news series First Edition and I have interviewed numerous leading figures in politics and the media including Ken Loach, Nick Clegg, Mario Monti, Margaret Hodge, Tony Benn, Clare Short, Caroline Lucas, George Galloway, Diane Abbott, Michael Meacher and Mark Steel.

Born in Norwich in 1984, I graduated with a Double First in Social & Political Sciences from Jesus College, Cambridge and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

As an activist, I am a strong supporter of human rights, environmentalism, tax justice, peace and equality. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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