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

Rushanara Ali MP Calls for Urgent Action to Tackle Rising Levels of Child Poverty in UK

Today the End Child Poverty coalition released new statistics showing the extent of child poverty across the UK broken down by constituency, Local Authority and ward. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joined by Mayor of London to unveil complete Bethnal Green Tube Disaster memorial after 74-year wait

On Sunday 17th December, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow was joined by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to officially open the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster memorial.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP appeals for information on disappearance of professor and policy analyst Dr Mubashar Hasan in Bangladesh

Dr Mubashar Hasan, a Bangladeshi professor and policy analyst has been missing since 7pm on Tuesday 7th November. Dr Hasan is an expert in the field of political science and has previously held a position at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and has worked as a public relations and communications specialist for Oxfam. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP welcomes return of ‘Old Flo’ but calls for statue to be moved closer to original home within five years

  The iconic sculpture by Henry Moore named ‘Draped Seated Woman’ or as it is commonly known ‘Old Flo’ was unveiled on 25th October in Cabot Square, Canary Wharf after spending 20 years out of the borough. ‘Old Flo’ had originally been displayed outside the Wickham and Ewhurst tower blocks in Stepney before being loaned to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1997. The sculpture was nearly auctioned off in 2015 by the former Mayor of Tower Hamlets Council Lutfur Rahman. This decision was halted after a local campaign was formed called the “Save Old Flo,” chaired by Rushanara Ali MP. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP leads parliamentary debate on the persecution of the Rohingya by Myanmar Government

On Tuesday 17th October, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma called on the Government to apply greater pressure on the Burmese military and government to protect Rohingya Muslims.   Continue reading

Anniversary of the Battle for Cable Street

On this day in 1936 the Jewish community of East London and its allies blocked the streets in order to prevent Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists marching through in what became known as the Battle for Cable Street. Continue reading