Rushanara Ali MP marks International Mother Language Day 2017

On 21st February, the world celebrates International Mother Language Day. Established by UNESCO in 1999 as a day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, it is needed more than ever. With 7,097 known living languages, according to UNESCO, there are 2.3 billion people who lack access to education in their own languages. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP votes against triggering Article 50 after Government refuses to give Parliament power to protect jobs, environment and workers and women’s rights

Rushanara Ali MP has voted against triggering of Article 50 after more than 40 amendments to the Brexit Bill were defeated by the Government. After three days of debate in the House of Commons, where MPs had the opportunity to support a range of amendments that protected jobs in the financial services sector, the environment and worker’s and women’s rights, MPs decided to approve the Government’s bill unamended, beginning the process of leaving the European Union. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP votes against triggering Article 50 to protect jobs

Rushanara Ali MP this evening voted against triggering Article 50 and beginning the process of leaving the European Union due to the risk it poses to jobs in Bethnal Green and Bow and across the country. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Osmani School

School governors of a Tower Hamlets primary school proposed this week to change the name from Osmani School to Vallance Primary. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP commends work of volunteering agency and calls for strong successor mentoring program to help a million young people over the next decade

Rushanara Ali MP called on the government to ensure that young people who receive help from the National Citizens Service will be able to continue their progress in ambitious plans for a new mentoring scheme, during the second reading of the National Citizens Service Bill. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP warns that Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will increase London child poverty

Rushanara Ali MP has warned that the Conservative-led Government’s Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will increase child poverty across London, as she spoke in the House of Commons debate on the legislation. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Bangladesh Victory Day 2016

Marking the 45th 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

Rushanara Ali MP refers East Thames Housing to regulator after Ocean Estate is left without heating and hot water

Some 600 flats occupied by some 3,000 residents on the Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets were recently left without hot water and heating for a week during one of the coldest periods of the year. With no alternative accommodation offered to vulnerable residents at a time of near freezing temperatures following the breakdown of the district heating system, Rushanara Ali MP has referred East Thames to the Housing Regulator, the Housing and Communities Agency, to ensure that lessons are learnt and this doesn’t happen again. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP calls on Government to fight discrimination if it is serious about achieving integration

In response to the publication of Dame Louise Casey’s year-long study of ‘opportunity and integration’ in Britain, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow has urged the Government to ensure that efforts to improve integration remain a ‘two-way process’. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP leads cross party letter calling for the protection of Rohingya Muslims

A cross-party party group of 70 Parliamentarians is urging the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson to intensify the Government’s pressure on the Myanmar Government and allow full humanitarian access to the Rohingya Muslims in the North Rakhine State of Myanmar. Continue reading