Rushanara Ali MP joins House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee

Rushanara Ali MP will join the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is made up of 11 MPs from across the main political parties. It is empowered to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP slams ‘Scrooge’ Chancellor on plans to slash tax credits by Christmas

Rushanara Ali MP questioned the Chancellor at today’s Treasury Questions on his plans both to ‘slash’ tax credits for working families and to deliver the news to families in time for Christmas, as reports have suggested. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP to ‘continue fight’ for better childcare to support parents seeking work after amendment defeat

Rushanara Ali MP today vowed to continue fighting for childcare for single parents to enable them to get back into work, after an amendment tabled by her and Labour colleagues was defeated at Committee stage of the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP grills Ministers on cuts to mental health funding for children and young people

Rushanara Ali MP questioned Government Ministers on local authorities and mental health trusts freezing or cutting funding for mental health treatment for children and young adults. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement on the London Mayoral Selection

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, has been selected as the Labour Candidate running for Mayor of London in the election in May 2016. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP on Why she is Backing Yvette Cooper MP for Labour Leader

Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall are running to become the new leader of the Labour Party. Rushanara is supporting Yvette.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP supports Labour’s amendment on Government’s Welfare Bill, labelling Government changes ‘unacceptable’

Rushanara Ali voted for Labour’s amendment to the Government’s Welfare Bill.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on the Labour leadership contest

Labour has launched its contest to find the new party leader following Ed Miliband's resignation.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP welcomes breakthrough moment in campaign to save Henry Moore sculpture, ‘Old Flo’, and return her to Tower Hamlets

Rushanara Ali MP welcomed the ruling made at the High Court confirming Tower Hamlets Council’s legal ownership of the Henry Moore ‘Draped Seated Woman’ sculpture, popularly known amongst residents as ‘Old Flo’. Continue reading

Ten years on, Rushanara Ali MP remembers victims of 7/7 London bombings

A decade on from the 7/7 London bombings, Rushanara Ali MP today joined a service of commemoration of the lives of the 52 victims who died in the attack, and paid tribute to the heroics of emergency services on that day in 2005. Continue reading