Rushanara Ali MP condemns rise in hate crime and acid attacks

In the last few weeks East London has witnessed an increase in acid attacks while hate crime directed towards Muslims is on the rise nationally. In response Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali said: Continue reading

Rushanara Ali's Statement on the Terrorist Attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque

On 19 June 2017 there was a horrific terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque injuring at least ten people.    Continue reading

Rushanara Ali's Statement on the Terrorist Attack in London Bridge

On 3rd June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Manchester Terrorist Attack

On 22nd May 2017 a terrorist attack took place at the Manchester Arena. Twenty-three adults and children were killed and 250 were injured, 59 taken to hospital, and 23 classified as critically injured. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP Visits Crossrail Development in Whitechapel

On 3rd March, Rushanara Ali, visited the Whitechapel section of the Crossrail development. Given a tour of the tunnel, eastbound and west bound platforms and renovation of original entrance by Crossrail’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, this was Rushanara’s second trip to the site, following an initial visit in November 2013. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Ofsted report on Child Social Care in Tower Hamlets

On Friday 7th April, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) published its report on children’s social care in Tower Hamlets. The report found that “there are widespread and serious failures in the services provided to children who need help and protection in Tower Hamlets. As a result, too many children remain in situations of actual or potential harm for too long.” Ofsted, therefore, gave the service an overall rating of “inadequate”. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP Marks 46th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh

Rushanara Ali marked the 46th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh by attending an event in Kensington Town Hall hosted by the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Md. Nazmul Quaunine. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Westminster Terrorist Attack

Following the terrorist attack on Wednesday 22nd March on the Palace of Westminster, Rushanara Ali MP attended a vigil on the evening of Thursday 23rd March with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP and Harriet Harman MP in Trafalgar Square. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement on draft Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) vote

On Tuesday 15th March, MPs voted in favour of the draft Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (Change of Percentage) Order 2017. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins East End Community To Mark 74th Anniversary of Biggest Loss of Civilian Life During WW2

Local leaders, volunteers and relatives marked the 74th anniversary of the Bethnal Green tube disaster on Sunday 5th March during a Memorial Service at St John Church. The memorial service marked the tragedy that befell those that sought shelter in the tube station on the 3rd March 1943, during the Second World War when 173 people died and around 300 people became trapped after a large crowd attempted to find shelter in the tube station during an air raid. The Bethnal Green tube disaster was the biggest loss of civilian life during the Second World War. Continue reading