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

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Bangladesh Victory Day 2016

Marking the 45th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence on December 16th, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives to secure the freedom and independence of Bangladesh. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP refers East Thames Housing to regulator after Ocean Estate is left without heating and hot water

Some 600 flats occupied by some 3,000 residents on the Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets were recently left without hot water and heating for a week during one of the coldest periods of the year. With no alternative accommodation offered to vulnerable residents at a time of near freezing temperatures following the breakdown of the district heating system, Rushanara Ali MP has referred East Thames to the Housing Regulator, the Housing and Communities Agency, to ensure that lessons are learnt and this doesn’t happen again. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on Government to fight discrimination if it is serious about achieving integration

In response to the publication of Dame Louise Casey’s year-long study of ‘opportunity and integration’ in Britain, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow has urged the Government to ensure that efforts to improve integration remain a ‘two-way process’. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP leads cross party letter calling for the protection of Rohingya Muslims

A cross-party party group of 70 Parliamentarians is urging the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson to intensify the Government’s pressure on the Myanmar Government and allow full humanitarian access to the Rohingya Muslims in the North Rakhine State of Myanmar. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on escalation of violence towards Rohinhya Muslims in North Rakhine State, Burma

Rohingya Muslims are being indiscriminately targeted in an increase of human rights abuses in Burma over the last month. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP slams Government for betraying people struggling to make ends meet over Autumn Statement

Overcrowded and understaffed hospitals in cities where workers’ wages will decrease and prices for food will rise. Bleak economic figures delivered by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, yesterday confirmed that after six years in power, the Conservative government will continue to hit the poorest the hardest as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP raises urgent concerns over drought in Somaliland and Somalia

With around five million people in Somalia in need of humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Rushanara Ali MP is calling on the Government to urgently come to the aid of those malnourished and at risk of meeting their daily food requirements due to a prolonged drought in Somaliland and Somalia. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns mental health funding allocation for children and young people in Tower Hamlets

Rushanara Ali MP has called the publication of funding figures for mental health services of children and young people a ‘disgrace’ after the Royal College of Psychiatrists revealed that only £4.45 per head had been allocated in Tower Hamlets for the whole of the 2016/17 financial year. Continue reading