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  • Edward Abara
    commented 2020-02-22 08:13:16 +0000
    Good morning. Raines foundation school was about to close and I wrote you to intervene and support the parents to save the oldest school in East London, but you refused. You cannot tel me you didn’t hear about it. It has proved it was an insidious plan as Tower Hamlets Is planning to build a new school now.
    Rushnara, PLEASE, do something now, it is not late. We have been voting you not minding because we are Labour supporters. We are VERY VERY ANGRY with how the Raines issue has been handled. I doubt how you will say you have not heard about it as our MP.
    Can you please visit the school and speak to the Raines foundation Trust and stop the closure of this school with Christian ethos here in Bethnal Green. SAVE RAINES FOUNDATION NOW FROM BEING CLOSED.
    Edward Abara
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:28 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:28 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:27 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:27 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:26 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:28:26 +0000
    with this Azim a lot of destructive people ( Staff) involve
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 05:25:23 +0000
    One of the collaborator name is Dr. Azim he can do anything by flattering me in 2003 he has taken 400000/ (four lacs BTD) from my aunty and stated that if any good opportunity come in my hand he will handover the money with dividend ( which is invested in biopharma) but unfortunately till now I didn’t get back the amount. Please help me mam
  • Smshafiqur Rahman
    commented 2020-02-22 04:46:23 +0000
    Mrs.Ali I seek your cooperation to get way in United Kingdom . One of the Blucher ( New Collaborator ) has destroyed my life, In 2009 he spoiled my scholarship which come to my hand from university of Lichestar another scholarship come to my hand from Liverpool university but this Azim didn’t give my money and clearance letter moreover he has make a gany to kill me. I feel insecurity in Bangladesh . I have two kids but i couldn’t give them proper education and food . For the last 6 years i am totally dependent to my younger brother who is serving in a hospital as clerical position. my whole family members are feeling insecurity
  • Zakir Hussain
    commented 2020-02-19 08:32:03 +0000
    DWP has been constantly mistreating my mothers universal credit. DWP staff are not competent and lack training and skills which lead to my mom struggling financially and having to rely on food stamps and loans. My mom has complained to DWP dozens of times but they did not reply to her at all and its been 3 months since she sent her formal complaint but not a single response from DWP has been recieved. This Universal Credit system is really destroying some families welfare state.
  • Tracey Wylie
    commented 2020-01-30 10:30:22 +0000
    ood Morning,
    I spoke yesterday with a person who called me roughly telling her about the issues i have had with Clarion ha,regarding me to be moved to a ground floor property i have many health and disabilities issues and my GP wrote a letter clearly stating all of this i TWICE handed them a copy of this last august 2019 and until 2 weeks ago after me contacting them they only now put on the system,Can i have a appt please to speak in person with Rushanara about this.They today said i don,t meet the critera ,This is not right at all,The one lift in my block is often breaking down and last time over 5 weeks to repair,there is 57 stairs to go down which i cannot manage at all i fell last time and was stuck in my flat for 5 weeks until lift was finally repaired,disgusting,please can i make an appt asap to discuss this further.Many Thanks,Tracey Wylie
  • Julieta Schiavon
    commented 2019-10-15 12:43:45 +0100
    Outrageous what happened with extinction rebellion.
    We want to peaceful protest as it is our right!
    Lets all please do something about it!!!
  • Julieta Schiavon
    commented 2019-10-15 12:43:43 +0100
    Outrageous what happened with extinction rebellion.
    We want to peaceful protest as it is our right!
    Lets all please do something about it!!!
  • Aaminah Rowland
    commented 2019-08-30 11:20:57 +0100
    Hi I need help my 16yr old was awarded enhanced pip, we lease a car through motobility. We were told we would get the bluebadge before leasing after leasing we were refused blue badge, also resident permit and we are only allowed 30 visitors vouchers (3 books per year). Then I was told that we could apply from 28 August 2019 for blue badge again under hidden disabilities. After speaking we still apparently don’t meet the criteria I’m in desperate situation. I’m alone parent and struggle financially I have received many parking tickets. It’s actually affecting my physical and mental health and this is detrimental to being able to parent my children without the stress and worry. I’ve left numerous messages but havnt received a call ot appt yet please can u contact me
    Thank you
  • Rafiq Alam
    commented 2019-08-24 00:37:43 +0100

    My name is Rafiqul Alam and I live in Bethnal green.

    I would like to ask for help to promote my fundraising page as i am fundraising for a local mental health charity Project called Sew&Support, it is located in Cavell Street.

    I have been suffering from Mental health issues for about 8 years now and it has been really terrible.
    I have been attending Sew&Support for the past 2 years and I recently just discovered the huge positive impact that by attending Sew&Support has had on my life, my mental health has improved and so has my confidence, also my social skills and productivity skills has improved and il be ready for work soon.

    That is why on 7th of September 2019 I will be taking on an Ultra Marathon, Walking the distance of 100km London to Henly-on-Thames, and I will be fundraising for Sew&Support. This is the link to my fundraising page

    I would really appreciate if you can help in any way.

    You can contact me by email – [email protected]

    Thank you

    Rafiqul Alam
  • Belinda Richardson
    commented 2019-06-24 16:02:06 +0100
    I would like to help with housing because at the moment I am at my dad’s we are overcrowded we are in a 3 bedroom and there’s 8 of Us
  • Edward Abara
    commented 2019-06-03 14:56:51 +0100
    Please as a parent in Raines foundation school Bethnal, I am write to complain about the sudden closer of Raines foundation. As a parent, we had never been officially informed that Raines had problems that needs solutions since few years back. If they had told us earlier, we could have worked together with the school
    Authorities to slove the problem. But it appears, from how this closure is being handled , that the school was run down on purpose, in other to get reasons to justify the closure. If they think that is not the reason, then stop this closure and set up a public ENQUIRY to why, a reputable school, who just celebrated 300 years of establishment should be allowed to decimate, just like that,
    We are not happy and we are angry. It appears this is a cover-up ploy.
    PLEASE do something about this and stop it.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Edward Abara (Mr)
  • Eusebia Reyes
    commented 2019-05-23 12:11:55 +0100
    Dear Ms Ali, I am tried to contact some people with authority to help me to resolve a problem created by a mobile phone supplier who without shame cut off the line and keep for them the credit of the customer and even give the account number to another without any warning to the customer that happen with Lycamobile who in two opportunities have done the same behaviour and I have contact to Ombudsman and even Citizen Advice those who defend the right of the customer and the only I got is waste my time with the hope to sort it out this problem without any good result. What I ask them is to tell this company to return back my credit in my account and that is all but those organisation only make dissatisfaction in the customer as allow this company keep the customer and repeat their behaviour as usual they have. So what is the customer right? This problem come from last year about April. I think I have been abused by Lycamobile. Please help me in this matter as you are who know best the right of the people in this community.
    I look forward to hear from you.
  • Andy Ford
    commented 2019-04-01 17:59:28 +0100
    I’m very grateful for the way you have voted throughout Brexit. You have my complete support. May I ask that you support all deals that allow for UK citizens to retain their freedom of movement across the EU?

  • M Zaman
    commented 2019-03-18 00:44:09 +0000
    I am requesting you to look into the failures of the local authorities regarding the radicalisation of Shamima and other girls who went to join ISiS or Syria.
    This includes her school and children protection organisation of tower hamlets.

  • Janet Highstead
    commented 2019-03-16 18:38:49 +0000
    Dear Ms Ali

    You should ask yourself why you cast your vote in favour of taking NO DEAL off the table?
    There was no question of a deal on the table before or during the Referendum!
    The people knew what they were voting for and they did not vote for a Deal of any description.
    You betrayed the whole democratic principle our Country is built on.
    You may not like the result of the referendum but it still should be abided by.
    You may not like some of the choices the citizen makes but if you do not want to represent them then you should not have become an MP and therefore taken your handsome salary under false pretences.
    Any other employee would be shown the door for not doing their job.
    I hope your conscience kicks in and you decide to do the right thing and support the referendum result and help get us out of the EU free and clear with no ties.
    You do not have the privilege of doing what you wish, because you are paid handsomely to carry out the wishes of the electorate.
    Your job is to do your duty and if you cannot do that then you are in the wrong job and you should go to The Job Centre and find a job more befitting your ability and understanding. However, if it calls for loyalty and honesty then it is definitely not for you.
    If you do not support the democratic vote, you can start counting down the days to the elections because your days are numbered.


    Janet Highstead
  • Miroslaw Proksa
    followed this page 2019-03-05 01:27:48 +0000
  • Adrian Johnston
    commented 2019-02-21 10:24:52 +0000
    Dear Rushanara Ali MP,
    I am writing to request that you leave the Labour party and join the splinter group of MPs who are opposing Brexit.
    I live in BG&B. I am a member of the Labour party and I have always voted labour. The overwhelming majority of our constituency is pro remain. There can now be no question that Brexit will be enormously damaging for our country and I ask you to fight it by leaving the Labour party.
    Kind Regards
    Adrian Johnston
  • Yva Alexandrova Petrova
    commented 2019-01-29 17:42:19 +0000
    Dear Rushanara Ali MP,
    As an EU citizens living in Bethnal Green I would like to express my deep gratitude for your work in support of EU citizens rights, the People’s vote campaign and mounting a serious opposition to Brexit as a whole. Particularly for voting against the Prime Minister’s flawed and unacceptable deal, as well as voting yesterday against the EU Withdrawal Bill which will strip me and millions of other EU citizens in the UK of our existing rights without providing legal guarantees for the future. You have done this by also staying focused on many other important and relevant issues for the constituency and the country, a demonstration that Brexit does not need to consume all other important work.
    Please keep representing us proudly!
    With my respect,
    Yva Alexandrova
  • Simon Davison
    commented 2019-01-02 10:47:35 +0000
    Revoking Article 50 Is not a Betrayal of the People and is in the National Interest

    The still point of calm at the heart of the ‘perfect storm’ of confusion and discord over ‘Brexit’, is the announcement by the European Court of Justice confirming that the UK can unilaterally withdraw article 50 and remain within the European Union on existing terms. Given the inadequacies of the current ‘deal’ and lack of preparation at this eleventh hour for any possible alternative; revoking article 50 by a parliamentary vote is the obvious wise choice ensuring due diligence can be given to what has so far been a fractious and divisive process.

    It is shameful that an issue of such national importance continues to be hijacked by narrow party-political interests under the guise of the ‘national interest’ and ‘fulfilling the will of the people’. Such self-serving inauthentic motives distort and confuse the issue feeding a collective madness that is incapable of a common-sense response. Conflating ‘Brexit’ with party politics, or a change of Prime Minister or Government, only ignites what is already a dangerous cocktail of discontent. Parliament has spectacularly failed collectively to prepare for the enormity of the challenge facing the country. There has been a catalogue of errors on all sides that has squandered precious time and good will. It is ingenuous to expect substantive concessions from the European Union when we are unclear as to what we want. We should come home to ourselves, lick our wounds and have a meaningful debate over who and what we want to be as a country, reflecting on our place in the world and how best to foster healthy relationships that secure our future well-being.

    Such a debate is a noble and necessary endeavour and needs to be given time and due process without the deadline of article 50 forcing a premature outcome. Hence the need to unilaterally revoke article 50 rather than merely extend the existing arrangement. Having the humility to acknowledge the painful truth of our ways and to cease inflicting self-harm, opens a door to a simple and unassuming way forward. It is ironic that the very institution we are seeking to be free of in the form of the European Court of Justice should be the one that is empowering us on this issue. Parliament can act by asserting its authority and revoke article 50. Every day that passes in limbo erodes the coherence of our national integrity. It is not good enough for parliament to ‘wash its hands’ of the mess it has created and expect ‘the people’ to clean it up. It is dangerous and naïve to think that holding a second referendum in this current toxic environment will reconcile the country and resolve the issue. It is an arrogance reminiscent of the first referendum that assumes a second vote will result in ‘remain’, and even if this is true, large numbers of people will still feel cheated and alienated. A second referendum will not have adequate legitimacy if it is held merely to satisfy a disgruntled ‘remain’ agenda. Also, revoking article 50 expecting we can put the genie back in the bottle and go back to the way things were will not reconcile the country either, but it will give us time to stabilise and rethink how we move forward.

    The next three years of the remaining term of this parliament can be a period for national reconciliation. We must learn how to have care and respect for those who voted differently and indeed for those who chose not to vote. A growing trust in our future will be supported when there is a clear discernment of the implications of the different courses of action. We risk the breakup of the United Kingdom or an unacceptable loss of authority with the European Union by failing to pay attention. If parliament is seen to be thorough and non-partisan the eventual parliamentary vote and / or second referendum will regain credibility, irrespective of outcome. The fact of a minority government should facilitate such cross-party cooperation that could be further enhanced by releasing members from the party whip. In the meantime, we remain a full member of the European Union at a time of the emerging formation of a new Europe. Despite uncertainty, business and other stakeholders will be reassured by a more participative and measured approach. If in 3 years, the decision is still to leave the European Union then we will have more control of the process and can invoke article 50 again when we are better prepared.

    Revoking article 50 now is not a betrayal of the referendum result but rather an acknowledgment that invoking article 50 without due diligence and preparation was premature. The real betrayal of the British people will be if parliamentarians succumb to the pressure of the impending March 29th deadline and act precipitously either by voting for a deal that is inadequate or allowing us to leave with no deal and the resulting chaos.

    Simon Davison
  • Maurice Latimer
    commented 2018-10-26 10:29:29 +0100
    Thank you Rushanara for at last bringing mortgage prisoners to the fore,I did not ask for my mortgage to changer to Landmark,surely by not offering new mortgages is a restrictive practice,my example is this I pay £1,028.20 per month if i could change my new payment would be £431.16 per month.Surely the FCA has to change their rules as set out in 2014 the so called affordability test,the answer is quiet simple for those trapped,if a new borrower can bee seen that they have been paying their existing mortgage at a higher rate for a period of time ie 6/9 months and have a fair credit history then that should prove they could afford a lower payment,so simple as they say proof of the pudding is in the eating,please keep on at the treasury again all talk no actionmany thanks once again maurice lattimer
  • Vivienne Bellamy
    commented 2018-10-14 20:22:13 +0100
    Rushanara Ali MP may “want to hear about the issues that are important to you” but speaking from experience, don’t expect her to respond to your emails.
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