Government and Local Council need to act fast to tackle youth unemployment in Tower Hamlets Rushanara Ali MP tells Parliament

During Treasury Questions in the House of Commons, Rushanara Ali MP noted that whilst all other Olympic boroughs received a much-needed economic boost from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, youth unemployment increased in Tower Hamlets between June and September. Continue reading

Action needed to stop violence in Burma says Rushanara Ali MP

Following news in the last week that violence has once more broken out in Rakhine State in Burma, Shadow Minister for International Development Rushanara Ali MP said “Just last week violence broke out again in Rakhine State in Burma following weeks of violence in June that saw at least 100,000 people displaced. Unlike last time however, the Burmese Government has asked for help and the British Government must step up to answer that need. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at a Skills and Employment Workshop for young people

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, joined Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at a Skills and Employment Workshop for young people at Queen Mary University in her constituency. The workshop aimed at progressing young people into work. The sessions provided an opportunity to learn about how to develop the skills, networks and confidence required for employment. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP reports back on Labour Party Conference 2012

Local MP Rushanara Ali has been speaking at numerous events and meetings at the Labour Party Annual Conference 2012. It was a busy week in Manchester, where Rushanara Ali raised key issues affecting constituents in Bethnal Green and Bow such as education and unemployment alongside speaking on her work as a Shadow International Development  Minister.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP reports back on her visit to East Africa with Islamic Relief

On her return from a visit to East Africa to see the projects the organisation have been carrying out in the region since the start of its operations in Kenya in 1993, at the launch of a new report from Islamic Relief on disaster risk reduction in the developing world, Shadow International Development Minister and Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali said: “I am grateful to Islamic Relief for giving me the unique opportunity to witness firsthand the work that is being done in places like East Africa to tackle the effects of climate change.  The famine last year in East Africa, caused by one of the worst droughts in at least 25 years, saw 13 million people left in need of food, water and emergency healthcare.  Hundreds of thousands fled Somalia due to the drought and conflict. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP welcomes High Court ruling on international students at London Metropolitan University

Rushanara Ali MP has welcomed the High Court ruling which will enable existing students at London Metropolitan University with full immigration status to continue their studies at the university. Continue reading

UK Government must keep up the pressure on the Burmese Government to protect rights of Rohingyas says Rushanara Ali MP

Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, has spoken in a Westminster Hall debate to call for an end to the violence and discrimination against the Rohingya community in Burma. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP celebrates Stepney City Farm Project Launch with local residents

MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, attended Stepney City Farms’ launch of The Barn and Rural Arts Centre - opening up gallery space for temporary exhibitions and educational opportunities for the wider community. Crossrail provided the Barn and Rural Arts Centre as compensation for the land from the Farm. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP pledges support to London's Air Ambulance Charity

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali today co-hosted a parliamentary reception to celebrate the work of London's Air Ambulance service where she met the doctors and paramedics from the service.  The reception followed a debate earlier this week on VAT on air ambulance fuel payments.   Continue reading

Diversity and trust in our democracy will be enhanced by Lords reform says Rushanara Ali MP

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on the House of Lords Reform Bill, Rushanara Ali MP said that reforming the House of Lords would make it more diverse, democratic and fit for the twenty-first century. Continue reading