RUSHANARA ALI MP VISITS REFUGEE CAMPS IN COX'S BAZAR AHEAD OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE 2017 BURMESE ATTACKS ON THE ROHINGYA

On 26th and 27th July, the co-chair of the APPGs on the Rights of the Rohingya and Burma Rushanara Ali MP visited refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are now living in an area less than 5 square miles. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on student protests in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thousands of Bangladeshi high school students have been protesting in Dhaka, Bangladesh following the death of two teenagers who were killed by a speeding bus on 29 July. The demonstrators have been demanding justice for the teenagers, as well as calling for stricter enforcement of traffic laws. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns Boris Johnson’s hateful remarks on the burka

On Monday the 6th August, in a column in the Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson compared fully veiled Muslim women to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”. Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, strongly condemns Johnson’s divisive comments. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower fire

Remembrance services have taken place to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster. During the night on 14th June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-story tower block and 72 people were killed. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, calls for more money for children’s charity NSPCC     Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Hackitt Review which was published today examined the current system of building regulations and fire safety. It was commissioned by the Government following the Grenfell Tower fire. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the recent killings at the Israel-Gaza border

“I am shocked and appalled by the violence that we have seen on the Israel-Gaza border and utterly condemn the Israeli government’s horrific actions that led to deaths of 59 innocent Palestinian people and thousands left with injuries. 6 of those murdered were children. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on the Chancellor to provide urgent funding for housing safety repairs, nearly a year after the Grenfell tower tragedy

At yesterday’s hearing of the Treasury Select Committee, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, called on the Chancellor to ensure that housing associations and councils are sufficiently funded to complete safety repairs, and that private landlords fulfil their duty of maintaining safe properties for tenants. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls for more police funding following an increase in violent crime across London

Following the recent rise in violent crime in Tower Hamlets and across London, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, has called on the Prime Minister to give the Met Police more funding and prevent any further budget cuts.  Continue reading

Over 100 Parliamentarians call on UK Government to refer Myanmar Military General Min Aung Hlaing to International Criminal Court

Ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 26 February, 102 Parliamentarians across parties have signed a letter urging the Foreign Secretary to publicly support and campaign for his EU counterparts to back a UN Security Council referral of Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing to the International Criminal Court.   Continue reading