Labour reveals 2,121 people hit by Conservative-led Government’s Bedroom Tax in Bethnal Green and Bow

Rushanara Ali MP has today revealed National Housing Federation figures which show 2,121 people will be hit by the Conservative-led Government’s changes to the shared accommodation rate, losing on average £728 per year. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls for a halt to real terms cut to maternity pay

Local MP Rushanara Ali has slammed the Conservative-led Government’s plans to impose a £180 real terms cut to maternity pay for more than 2000 new mums in Bethnal Green and Bow while at the same time giving massive tax breaks to millionaires.  Continue reading

Remembering the victims of the Bethnal Green tube disaster on the 70th Anniversary

On Sunday 3rd March, local MP Rushanara Ali attended the 70th anniversary memorial service of the Bethnal Green tube disaster at St John on Bethnal Green Church. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns David Cameron's suggestion to spend aid money on defence

Following the news that Prime Minister David Cameron is considering diverting money from the UK's aid budget to defence-related projects, Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister for International Development, spoke out in Parliament.  Continue reading

Local MP condemns police cuts in Tower Hamlets as investment in police falls to a three year low

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali has condemned government cuts to policing as new figures show the government has cut over £1bn from the police since 2010, meaning 17% fewer police officers and PCSOs for Tower Hamlets. Continue reading

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