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

Rushanara Ali MP calls for urgent action on child poverty and social mobility in UK

Rushanara Ali MP grilled the Government on its failure to address rising levels of child poverty, warning that its inaction threatened the potential of a whole generation of young people. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP criticises out-of-touch Government for Millionaire’s tax cut

Rushanara Ali MP spoke out in Parliament on the Government’s decision to cut the top rate of tax for millionaires. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP challenges Prime Minister over closures to Tower Hamlets GP surgeries

Rushanara Ali challenged David Cameron over his record on local GPs surgeries and the NHS in Tower Hamlets at this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP says We must never forget the victims of Rana Plaza

Rushanara Ali MP has spoken out on the 1st anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory disaster which claimed the lives of 1100 people and injured thousands. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP supports Stepney Green School team in Premier League Enterprise success

Rushanara Ali MP has expressed her strong support for a team from Stepney Green School competing in the final rounds of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge. She met the young people during a visit to Stepney Green School in her constituency. Continue reading

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