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

Rushanara Ali MP votes against triggering Article 50 after Government refuses to give Parliament power to protect jobs, environment and workers and women’s rights

Rushanara Ali MP has voted against triggering of Article 50 after more than 40 amendments to the Brexit Bill were defeated by the Government. After three days of debate in the House of Commons, where MPs had the opportunity to support a range of amendments that protected jobs in the financial services sector, the environment and worker’s and women’s rights, MPs decided to approve the Government’s bill unamended, beginning the process of leaving the European Union. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP votes against triggering Article 50 to protect jobs

Rushanara Ali MP this evening voted against triggering Article 50 and beginning the process of leaving the European Union due to the risk it poses to jobs in Bethnal Green and Bow and across the country. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Osmani School

School governors of a Tower Hamlets primary school proposed this week to change the name from Osmani School to Vallance Primary. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP commends work of volunteering agency and calls for strong successor mentoring program to help a million young people over the next decade

Rushanara Ali MP called on the government to ensure that young people who receive help from the National Citizens Service will be able to continue their progress in ambitious plans for a new mentoring scheme, during the second reading of the National Citizens Service Bill. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP warns that Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will increase London child poverty

Rushanara Ali MP has warned that the Conservative-led Government’s Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will increase child poverty across London, as she spoke in the House of Commons debate on the legislation. Continue reading