Rushanara Ali MP highlights the unfair cost of cash withdrawals in her role as a newly elected member of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee

New national regulators should examine unfair charging of cash machines in areas such as Bethnal Green and Bow, argued Rushanara Ali MP in her first week on the Treasury Select Committee. She raised the scandal of people having to pay up to £2.00 each time they take out money from their own bank accounts when using certain ATN cash withdrawals machines. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP urges Government to redouble efforts to help 1 million young people not in training or education back into work

Rushanara Ali MP urged the Government to take urgent action in redoubling its efforts to reduce youth unemployment and the numbers of young people in neither education nor training (NEET). Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP challenges the Prime Minister on smallest increase in wages since records began

In advance of last week’s Autumn Statement, Rushanara Ali MP challenged the Prime Minister to explain why wages for workers in the UK have remained stubbornly low and stagnant on this Government’s watch. Continue reading

Tower Hamlets Labour Party comments on PwC Report and Intervention by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

PwC report on the Best Value Inspection of Tower Hamlets Council was released this month.  Continue reading

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