Rushanara Ali MP slams Government for betraying people struggling to make ends meet over Autumn Statement

Overcrowded and understaffed hospitals in cities where workers’ wages will decrease and prices for food will rise. Bleak economic figures delivered by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, yesterday confirmed that after six years in power, the Conservative government will continue to hit the poorest the hardest as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP raises urgent concerns over drought in Somaliland and Somalia

With around five million people in Somalia in need of humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Rushanara Ali MP is calling on the Government to urgently come to the aid of those malnourished and at risk of meeting their daily food requirements due to a prolonged drought in Somaliland and Somalia. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns mental health funding allocation for children and young people in Tower Hamlets

Rushanara Ali MP has called the publication of funding figures for mental health services of children and young people a ‘disgrace’ after the Royal College of Psychiatrists revealed that only £4.45 per head had been allocated in Tower Hamlets for the whole of the 2016/17 financial year. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP presses Government on need for continued commitment to additional apprenticeship funding in most deprived areas

Rushanara Ali MP has called on the Government to support young apprentices from the most deprived areas of the country. With around 625,00 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 unemployed in the United Kingdom, Rushanara called on the government to maintain funding of the 'disadvantaged uplift' program that sees some of the poorest receive additional funding. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP presses government to ensure veterans receive mental health care

With Armistice Day approaching, Rushanara Ali MP has pressed the government on its duty of care for the mental health of military veterans. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP raises doubts over Circle Housing Association merger after litany of complaints

Residents carrying umbrellas indoors because of leaking ceilings, a heavy heater falling off a wall near small children playing on the floor, lifts breaking down on a weekly basis, and 30 flats left without light for weeks. These are the ‘life-threatening’ and ‘shoddy’ repair and maintenance services of the Circle Housing Group in Tower Hamlets. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP presses PM May on local jobs in banking

Brexit must not mean exit for Britain’s banks. That was the message to the Prime Minister this week from Rushanara Ali MP. Many major banks are threatening to relocate their British headquarters from Canary Wharf and the City of London to Dublin, Frankfurt or Madrid following the referendum to leave the EU. Some may move as soon as 2017. The head of the British Bankers’ Association has warned that as many as 70,000 jobs are at risk. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP raises recent arrest of Youth Support Worker with Tower Hamlets Borough Commander

A video has circulated online of an incident between a Youth Support Worker and Tower Hamlets police, outside Arbour Youth Centre. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP commemorates the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

On Sunday 9 October Rushanara Ali MP marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street by speaking at two events organised by local community groups including Cable Street 80, and an event organised by the London Jewish Forum and the Jewish Leadership Council. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the Boundary Review

Detailed proposals for changes to parliamentary constituencies have been announced. The plans are part of reforms which would see the House of Commons reduce from 650 MPs to 600. A public consultation is now under way and final proposals will not be made until 2018. Continue reading