Rushanara Ali MP FCDO Questions on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

On 13 October Rushanara Ali MP took part in Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Questions.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP Westminster Hall Debate Speech on 2021 Exams and Grading

On the 12th October, Rushanara Ali MP took part in a Westminster Hall debate on what exams in 2021 should look like and how grades will be allocated if there is further disruption as a result of the pandemic.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP speaks in Uyghur Westminster Hall Debate

On 13 October Rushanara Ali MP took part in an important Westminster Hall Debate on Uyghur Muslims.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP on Students Return to University

On the 29th September, Rushanara Ali asked the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to explain the lack of Government preparations for the return of students to university.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP speaks in Covid-19 debate

On 28 September Rushanara Ali made a speech in a general debate on Covid-19.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP questions Home Secretary on Economic Crime

During Home Office Questions on Monday 28 September, Rushanara Ali MP questioned the Home Secretary of economic crime.  Continue reading

Annexation of the Occupied Palestinian territories

On 24 September 2020 Rushanara took part in a debate on the illegal annexation of the Occupied Palestinian territories  Continue reading

Coronavirus Government Financial Schemes

Rushanara has repeatedly called on the Chancellor to provide support to over 3 million people who have been excluded from the Government’s financial support schemes. This includes new starters, self-employed workers, freelance workers and includes a sizable proportion of my constituents. She has joined the recently formed Excluded UK APPG to work with colleagues on this issue. Rushanara has spoken out about this issue in a number of Treasury Sessions, in parliamentary debates and in media interviews including an ITV piece which you can watch here.   Continue reading

Dangerous Cladding

In July Rushanara secured an adjournment debate in the chamber on the issue of flammable cladding. Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, and too many lives are still at risk as many buildings are still encased with flammable cladding. Continue reading

The Future of DFID

On 16 June the Prime Minister announced the merger of the Department for International Development (DFID) into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). DFID does a fantastic job to aid some of the world’s poorest people. At a time when Covid-19 has pushed millions into poverty and on the brink of starvation, it is irresponsible for the Government to abolish DFID which has done so much to reduce global poverty.    Continue reading