Rushanara Ali MP votes to abstain on the Government’s motion on UK military intervention in Iraq and so resigns from her position as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Education

Rushanara Ali MP has voted to abstain abstain on the Government’s motion on UK military intervention in Iraq and so resigns from her position as Labour’s Shadow Minister for Education, see her letter to the Leader of the Labour Party here.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP challenges Government to seize once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save remittance giving

Rushanara Ali urged the Government in a debate in Parliament to intensify its efforts to find a lasting solution to the challenges faced by those giving remittance to families and friends overseas. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP celebrates A-level achievements with local students

Shadow Education Minister, Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow celebrated with local students at Tower Hamlets College as they received their A level results.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins 150,000 demonstrators in London as Palestinian death toll rises in Gaza

Rushanara Ali MP took to the streets on Saturday with an estimated 150,000 people in what turned out to be the largest demonstration that has taken place in London since the violence began more than a month ago in Israel and Gaza. More than 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, including three civilians, have been killed in the violence. The UN has reported that more than 500,000 people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict with 1.5m with little or no access to water. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP delivers 20,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street to stop GP Surgeries from closing down across London

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, and campaigners from the ‘Save Our Surgeries’ campaign handed in a 20,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street today. The campaign was set up by GPs and patients in response to Government plans to phase out funding known as the 'minimum practice income guarantee' (MPIG) for GP surgeries across the UK. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP urges Prime Minister to show courage in ending humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza

Rushanara Ali MP urged the Prime Minister to show courage and international leadership in bringing the escalating violence in Gaza to an end. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins thousands of demonstrators outside 10 Downing Street as Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza intensifies

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took the streets on Saturday 19 July in response to the recent escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza. More than 700 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and 30 Israelis killed since Israel began Operation Protective Edge. Over 100,000 people have been displaced in Gaza. Last Sunday, the deadliest day of the conflict, cost the lives of more than 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP urges Government to apply pressure on ‘unacceptable’ Israeli action in Gaza

At a House of Commons statement on Gaza, Rushanara Ali MP spoke out against the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, bringing attention to the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the current situation in Israel and Gaza

Reports have suggested some 127 Palestinians have been killed with hundreds of others injured since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. The recent escalation of violence began almost a week ago and was triggered by the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank and the murder of a Palestinian teenager in East Jerusalem. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP campaigns with local residents to stop the Tories shutting down local GP Surgeries

On Saturday, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali joined forces with hundreds of residents from across three neighbouring boroughs in a street rally organised by a campaign to save 22 GP practices across Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham which have been earmarked for closure due to government changes to funding. The rally also marked the 66th anniversary of the NHS.  Five GP surgeries face closure in Tower Hamlets and 98 across the country. Continue reading