Rushanara Ali MP attends Boishakhi Mela 2016

On 31 July Rushanara joined Mayor John Biggs, local Councillors and thousands of Tower Hamlets residents in Weavers Fields for the Boishakhi Mela 2016. The Mela is a celebration of Bangla New Year, and is now the largest Bengali festival outside Bangladesh, attracting over 100,000 people from all over the country.

Rushanara Ali MP condemns the vandalism of the Labour Party Offices in Bethnal Green

On 5 July 2016, the Labour Party offices in Bethnal Green were vandalised.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement following the release of the Chilcot Report

"Sir John Chilcot’s report into the decisions taken leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 stands as one of the most comprehensive ever conducted. I hope Chilcot also enables this generation of political leaders, and future generations, to avoid ever making the same mistakes again. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns xenophobic and racist abuse after Brexit vote

The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow spoke in the Chamber to condemn shameful xenophobic, racist and intolerant abuse as police figures suggest a 57% increase in reported hate crimes across the country after the EU referendum result. She also criticised those who have used the referendum campaign to stir up division and hatred for their own political agendas. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s Statement on the Labour Leadership

A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was passed by the party's MPs on Tuesday 28 June. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP responds to Britain voting to leave the European Union

After a closely fought referendum campaign, Britain went to the polls yesterday and voted to leave the European Union. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP attacks Government’s education funding plans

In the fifth day of debate on the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons MPs debated aspects of the speech relating to education, skills and training. The Prime Minister claimed the Queen’s Speech has bold reforms to remove all barriers to opportunity for our young people by measures such as the new Education for All Bill and the new Universities Bill. Today, young people are suffering from what the Equality and Human Rights Commission says are “the worst economic prospects for several generations”. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP congratulates Sadiq Khan on securing City Hall for Labour

The Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow has given her congratulations to Labour's Sadiq Khan who has been elected as London's new Mayor. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP warns the government not to turn back the clock on London’s education success story

Rushanara Ali MP spoke in a debate in the Chamber to raise her concerns about changes to a new national funding formula for schools. She asked the Minister to confirm if these proposals would mean a £260 million pound cut to schools in London.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP observes Altab Ali Day

Altab Ali Day is a commemoration of the death of Altab Ali who was murdered on 4 May 1978 by three racist teenagers as he walked home from work. The reaction among the Tower Hamlets community and across London played a key part in the defeat of the National Front in the late 1970s. Continue reading