Rushanara Ali MP welcomes Olympic Torch route announcement

Rushanara Ali MP today welcomed the announcement that the Olympic Torch will visit Tower Hamlets on Saturday 21 July 2012 just six days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games.  Rushanara spoke of the opportunity the visit of the Torch would bring to Bethnal Green and Bow.  She also emphasised that we must also continue to work to ensure that the Olympics fulfil their promise for local people. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP celebrates women cyclists at the Fieldgate Bike Project awards in Whitechapel

Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, today joined female cyclists at the Fieldgate Bike Project awards, hosted at the Jagonari Centre in Whitechapel. Continue reading

Local MP Rushanara Ali supports diabetes testing at launch of Silver Star Challenge

Rushanara Ali MP joined the Opposition Leader Ed Miliband MP along with other Labour colleagues at the launch of the Silver Star Diabetes Challenge at the Houses of Commons. At the special MPs testing event, held on Wednesday 19th October, Rushanara took the quick and simple Type 2 diabetes test to help raise awareness of the need for public testing for the disease. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP receives Devex 40 under 40 Award for her work in International Development

Rushanara Ali MP was honoured by Devex as one of the top 40 under 40 International Development leaders in London. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on UK companies operating in Bangladesh to help improve conditions for women working in the garments industry

Significantly, 85% of women in Bangladesh work in the garment industry and 78% of export in Bangladesh is from the garment industry.  This is a huge contribution to economic growth and it is vital that women have access to support so that they can empower themselves and educate others around them. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP reports back on Labour Party Conference 2011

Local MP Rushanara Ali has been speaking at numerous events and meetings at the Labour Party Annual Conference 2011. During a busy week in Liverpool, Rushanara Ali raised the key issues affecting constituents in Bethnal Green and Bow relating to jobs and policing alongside wider issues related to her work on international development. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls for action on climate change ahead of her visit to Bangladesh and the UN Climate Conference in Durban in December

Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow and Shadow Minister for International Development will be visiting Bangladesh to highlight the impact of climate change on communities there.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP says Urgent action needed to help the victims of flooding in Pakistan

As Pakistan attempts once more to deal with serious flooding and the resulting humanitarian crisis, Rushanara Ali joined the call for the international community to provide the help and support so desperately needed. Continue reading