Rushanara Ali MP calls for greater action to tackle HIV on World AIDS Day

On 1 December, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, will mark World AIDS Day by showing her support for people living with the virus. Despite the growing number of people with HIV, public knowledge and awareness of the virus is declining. Continue reading

Britain needs to show leadership and courage on UN Palestine Resolution, says Rushanara Ali MP

Rushanara Ali MP has urged the UK Government to show leadership and courage at the UN General Assembly when it votes on a resolution granting ‘non-member observer state’ status to the Palestine Authority. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP visits Crossrail site in Whitechapel

Last week, Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali was given a tour of the Crossrail site in Whitechapel. Rushanara met with the Chief Executive of Crossrail, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, and other senior staff who gave her an update on the development.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns lack of cycle safety in East London

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow has responded to the news of two further cycling-related deaths in her constituency. A young man was struck by a bus at the junction of Whitechapel Road and Commercial Road in Aldgate yesterday and, on the morning of the same day, a young lady was also tragically killed after being struck by a lorry at Bow roundabout. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP welcomes court injunction against Barclays Bank to protect remittance giving

Bethnal Green and Bow MP and Chair of the Save Remittance Giving Campaign, Rushanara Ali, has welcomed the judgment handed down by the High Court today. This judgement grants an interim injunction that will safeguard remittances being sent to millions of Somalis and Africans through the Money Transfer Operator (MTO) Dahabshiil based in Rushanara Ali’s constituency. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP meets with Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss trade relations between the UK and Bangladesh

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali met with delegates from the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The delegates were on a visit to the UK to promote foreign investment in Sylhet and Bangladesh’s first ever Special Economic Zone. Continue reading

The Government needs to show leadership in battle to save a vital remittance lifeline to millions in developing countries, says Rushanara Ali MP

Bethnal Green and Bow MP and Chair of the Save Remittance Giving Campaign, Rushanara Ali, has today called on the UK government and Barclays Bank to take urgent action to address the immediate threat that now faces a lifeline worth billions to the developing world, as Barclays intends to close down the remittance accounts it holds with money transfer operators in a matter of days. Continue reading

Save Remittance Giving Campaign petition reaches 122,661 as Rushanara Ali MP welcomes support of Olympic champion Mo Farah

Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow International Development Minister and Chair of the Save Remittance Giving Campaign, has welcomed Olympic champion Mo Farah’s latest plea to Barclays not to close the bank accounts it offers small and medium sized money transfer companies. The Save Remittance Giving Campaign’s petition, which Rushanara Ali delivered to 10 Downing Street last month, now stands at 122,661 signatories, all of whom have called on Barclays and the government to reconsider. With this number of backers, and with only days left until the bank accounts close, Mo Farah has again called on both Barclays and the UK government to reconsider the decision. Continue reading

Mo Farah backs 25,500 petitioners calling on Cameron to save vital lifeline to developing countries

Following Barclays Bank’s decision to terminate its banking facilities for UK money transfer agencies, Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, will today deliver a petition to Number 10 Downing Street signed by some 25,500 people calling on the UK Government, Barclays Bank and regulators to take urgent action to save money transfer businesses from going bust. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on the UK Government to put pressure on Burma to urgently address the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya ahead of President Thein Sein’s visit to the UK

As President Thein Sein of Burma prepares for his upcoming visit to London, Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, has called on the UK Government to exert pressure on the Burmese authorities to address the humanitarian crisis in Burma and put human rights at the heart of their reform process. Continue reading