Seema Malhotra is the Labour and Cooperative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston. She has been the MP for the constituency where she grew up and went to school since 2011. In April 2021, Seema was appointed as Shadow Minister for Small Business and Consumers under Keir Starmer. Growing up as part of a large family above a shop gave Seema a passion for enterprise, fairness and opportunity. Her primary policy interests are employment and the economy, financial inclusion, progress and opportunities for women and the environment. She is passionate about widening opportunities for young people and founded the charity Hounslow’s Promise in 2018 to help young people fulfil their potential. Concerned by the impact of the pandemic on West London and keen to see a green recovery, Seema established the London West Innovation District at the end of 2020 in partnership with local business leaders, education establishments and world-renowned academics. Seema is a Commissioner for the Financial Inclusion Commission. She chairs the APPG on Entrepreneurship and co-chair the APPG on Mortgage Prisoners. Seema is a vice chair of the APPG on the Future of Aviation and All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Assistive Technology.