Government and Mayor of London must answer questions on rising crime and falling police numbers in Tower Hamlets Rushanara Ali MP tells Parliament

During a Westminster Hall debate on the future of London’s Metropolitan Police service, Rushanara Ali MP repeated her calls for the Conservative-led Government and the Mayor of London to reverse their damaging cuts to local police services, particularly the proven Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Teams, at a time of rising crime in the Borough. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP hits out at damaging pension reforms

Rushanara Ali MP has warned that hundreds of women in Bethnal Green and Bow are set to lose out as a result of the Government’s pensions reforms, as House of Commons Library research released by Labour revealed the true cost of last week’s announcement by the Government. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP campaigns to tackle global hunger trap

Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, joined MPs and Peers of all parties in the Palace of Westminster for the launch of a major new campaign by 100 of Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. Continue reading

Conservative-led Government pushing one million children into poverty, says Rushanara Ali MP

Rushanara Ali MP has blasted Tory Ministers during Treasury Questions for their failure to tackle child poverty as well as their complacency in insisting that the measure of child poverty should instead be redefined. Continue reading

Urgent action needed to create jobs following huge increase in long-term unemployment last year warns Rushanara Ali MP

Local MP Rushanara Ali is calling on the Conservative-led Government to take urgent action to create jobs in the East End, following the news that both long-term unemployment and long-term youth unemployment increased in Bethnal Green and Bow over the course of 2012. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP strongly condemns homophobic incident in Whitechapel

Rushanara Ali MP has condemned a serious homophobic incident which took place in Whitechapel. Responding to a video of the incident, filmed in her constituency, Rushanara said: “This kind of intolerance and intimidation has absolutely no place in modern Britain, and absolutely no place in our capital city.” Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP urges the UK Government to take further steps towards ending violence in Burma

Following the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Ivan Lewis MP’s visit to Burma, Rushanara Ali MP, has urged the UK Government to take further steps towards ending violence in Burma.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP warns of radicalisation threat posed by Ibrahim Magag

Rushanara Ali MP has questioned the Home Secretary Teresa May on Ibrahim Magag, a Somali-born British national who eluded authorities in December despite being subject to a terrorism prevention and investigation measure. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP raises police cuts contradiction with Boris Johnson

Rushanara Ali MP has written to Mayor of London Boris Johnson, asking him to explain deep cuts to community support officers. The cuts have not resulted in more police officers, despite Home Secretary Teresa May’s claim that this is Metropolitan Police policy. This is at a time when crime in Tower Hamlets is also rising, having gone up by over 9% since 2010. Continue reading

Autumn statement offers no hope says Rushanara Ali MP

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, said: “This Government is failing my constituents on jobs, growth and the deficit. People on low and middle incomes are being hit the hardest while millionaires are getting a tax cut. The poorest in society are paying the price for the Government’s economic failure with higher VAT, the granny tax, and real terms cuts to tax credits, jobseekers allowance, maternity pay and child benefit. Continue reading