Rushanara Ali MP raises concerns about the use of Burma census to marginalise Rohingya Muslims

Rushanara Ali MP has spoken out on the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Burma. Speaking in Foreign and Commonwealth Questions, Rushanara pushed the government for an assessment on improving freedom of religion and belief in Burma. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP launches new campaign to boost young first time voter engagement in political process through community engagement

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow and Shadow Minister for Education has co-launched the My Voice, My Vote a new, independent all-party campaign to support young first time voters to take social action in their community as a way to encourage their involvement in the democratic process. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP demands action from Prime Minister on youth unemployment

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow and Shadow Education Minister today grilled the Prime Minister on the unacceptable levels of youth unemployment in Britain. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on the Government to reform care and support services

Speaking at an event organised by APASENTH, a charity providing social and community services in East London, Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, called on the Government to urgently transform care and support services. Continue reading

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