On Thursday 20 December, Rushanara Ali MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma and the Rights of Rohingya, called on the Government to apply greater pressure on the Burmese military and government to protect Rohingya Muslims.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on health centre attack

Earlier today the police were called to an incident after three people were stabbed and injured at a health centre on St Stephen’s Road in Tower Hamlets. Continue reading


Rushanara Ali MPs statement on the 47th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Victory Day Marking the 47th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence on December 16th, Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives to secure the freedom and independence of Bangladesh. Continue reading

A Tribute to Max Levitas

On Friday 2 November, the East End lost of one its brightest radical flames. My friend Max Levitas died at the age of 103, after a long life of community service and activism. Max’s roots were in the old Jewish East End of Whitechapel and Stepney, amongst the refugees from Russia and Poland, and in the Communist Party before the war.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP and Anne Main MP condemn forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Rushanara Ali MP and Anne Main MP have today called on the government to end forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The two MP’s jointly chair the cross-party parliamentary group on the rights of the Rohingya. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on Brexit

Yesterday, the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the UK-EU was published. On the future economic partnership, the agreement does not include a commitment to deliver frictionless trade, a permanent customs union, nor a firm mechanism to protect financial services.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP at the Women of the World Conference

Last week, Parliament held the first ever Women MPs of the World Conference in the Chamber of the House of Commons. The conference was attended by MPs from over 80 different countries, as part of the events to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on the Autumn Budget

Yesterday, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond published the Autumn Budget which pledged to end austerity but failed to provide sufficient funding for the NHS, policing social care and education. The statement was made against the backdrop of Brexit weakening the overall economic outlook for the UK and the growing possibility the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Continue reading

Over 100 Parliamentarians call for reversal of the harmful 'two child limit' policy

Over 100 Parliamentarians have signed a letter urging PM Theresa May, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey MP, to reconsider the two-child limit policy. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns Rod Liddle's hateful column

On Sunday 21 October, in a column in the Sunday Times, Rod Liddle made a number of divisive comments. Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, strongly condemns his actions. Continue reading