Rushanara Ali MP and Jim Fitzpatrick MP back mothers’ campaign to save Tower Hamlets nurseries from closing down

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow and Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar and Limehouse, have written a joint letter to the Corporate Director of Education, Social Care and Wellbeing at Tower Hamlets Council, Robert McCulloch Graham, calling on the council to reverse the decision to cut essential funds for four nurseries in Tower Hamlets. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP kicks off celebration of Somali culture for Somali Week Festival 2014

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, was joined by British Ambassador, Neil Wigan, amongst many other distinguished guests in welcoming in this year’s Somali Week festivities. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP says David Cameron should be ashamed of his record on rising child poverty as it hits highest levels in Bethnal Green & Bow

Rushanara Ali MP today strongly criticised the Government’s record on child poverty, following the publication of latest statistics which found highest levels of child poverty in Bethnal Green and Bow. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP says Parliament has taken a momentous step in recognising the right of statehood for the Palestinian people

On Monday, MPs took the historic step of voting to recognise the state of Palestine. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP co-hosts reception in the House of Commons in recognition of London’s extraordinary Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance delivers innovative life-saving procedures outside London’s hospitals when responding to a wide range of different emergencies. Every day, on average, the service treats 6 seriously injured people in London. London’s Air Ambulance has highly trained paramedics who constantly monitor 4,500 daily ‘999’ calls, as they actively look for the critically injured people in need of their help. Continue reading

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