Statement on Manchester Terrorist Attack

My thoughts and prayers this morning are with the all those in Manchester who were victims of last night's terrorist attack. Targeting a music concert filled with young people and children is a despicable and cowardly act and I commend the heroic work and professionalism of the region's emergency services in responding to last night's incident. At both a national and local level political campaigning for the General Election will be suspended until further notice. In the coming days, following an attack such as last night, we must be vigilant against those who try to exploit public anxieties. We must reassure everyone that our communities will remain united against those who seek to destroy our way of life.

Rushanara Ali MP Visits Crossrail Development in Whitechapel

On 3rd March, Rushanara Ali, visited the Whitechapel section of the Crossrail development. Given a tour of the tunnel, eastbound and west bound platforms and renovation of original entrance by Crossrail’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, this was Rushanara’s second trip to the site, following an initial visit in November 2013. Continue reading

Statement on Ofsted report on Child Social Care in Tower Hamlets

On Friday 7th April, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) published its report on children’s social care in Tower Hamlets. The report found that “there are widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection in Tower Hamlets. As a result, too many children remain in situations of actual or potential harm for too long.” Ofsted, therefore, gave the service an overall rating of “inadequate”. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP Marks 46th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh

Rushanara Ali marked the 46th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh by attending an event in Kensington Town Hall hosted by the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Md. Nazmul Quaunine. Continue reading

Statement on Westminster Terrorist Attack

Following the terrorist attack on Wednesday 22nd March on the Palace of Westminster, Rushanara Ali MP attended a vigil on the evening of Thursday 23rd March with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP and Harriet Harman MP in Trafalgar Square. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement on draft Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) vote

On Tuesday 15th March, MPs voted in favour of the draft Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) Order 2017. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins East End Community To Mark 74th Anniversary of Biggest Loss of Civilian Life During WW2

Local leaders, volunteers and relatives marked the 74th anniversary of the Bethnal Green tube disaster on Sunday 5th March during a Memorial Service at St John Church. The memorial service marked the tragedy that befell those that sought shelter in the tube station on the 3rd March 1943, during the Second World War when 173 people died and around 300 people became trapped after a large crowd attempted to find shelter in the tube station during an air raid. The Bethnal Green tube disaster was the biggest loss of civilian life during the Second World War. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on Government to protect the Queen and rescind State Visit invitation to Donald Trump

The Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali has called on the Government to rescind the offer of a State Visit to American President Donald Trump. Following the President’s Executive Order for a travel ban from seven-majority Muslim countries and a litany of misogynistic and racist comments, Rushanara called on the Prime Minster to protect the reputation of the Queen and offer the President a government-to-government visit rather than a State Visit. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP presses Aung San Suu Kyi to take urgent action to protect Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State

On Tuesday 14th February, the Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Burma, Rushanara Ali met with Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw, Burma. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP marks International Mother Language Day 2017

On 21st February, the world celebrates International Mother Language Day. Established by UNESCO in 1999 as a day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, it is needed more than ever. With 7,097 known living languages, according to UNESCO, there are 2.3 billion people who lack access to education in their own languages. Continue reading