Shabana Mahmood (17 September 1980) is a British Labour Party politician and barrister, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) forBirmingham, Ladywood since the May 2010 general election.
Mahmood was born and raised in Birmingham and is the daughter of the Birmingham Labour Party's chairman. Her family roots are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir as stated on her own personal webpage. She graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford, where she studied law and was the president of the Junior Common Room.
She supported a revocation of the ban on the wearing of niqabs at Birmingham Metropolitan College.