Today we commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. 82 years have passed since thousands of East Londoners stood together against fascism and intolerance.
On this day in 1936 the Jewish community of East London and its allies blocked the streets in order to prevent Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists marching through in what became known as the Battle for Cable Street.Read more
On 19 June 2017 there was a horrific terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque injuring at least ten people.
On 3rd June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants.Read more
On 3rd March, Rushanara Ali, visited the Whitechapel section of the Crossrail development. Given a tour of the tunnel, eastbound and west bound platforms and renovation of original entrance by Crossrail’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, this was Rushanara’s second trip to the site, following an initial visit in November 2013.Read more
Following the terrorist attack on Wednesday 22nd March on the Palace of Westminster, Rushanara Ali MP attended a vigil on the evening of Thursday 23rd March with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP and Harriet Harman MP in Trafalgar Square.Read more
Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, has been selected as the Labour Candidate running for Mayor of London in the election in May 2016.Read more
Bethnal Green and Bow's Labour MP has given her support to the former shadow justice minister Sadiq Khan’s bid to become the party’s candidate for Mayor of London.Read more
Rushanara Ali MP co-hosts reception in the House of Commons in recognition of London’s extraordinary Air Ambulance
London’s Air Ambulance delivers innovative life-saving procedures outside London’s hospitals when responding to a wide range of different emergencies. Every day, on average, the service treats 6 seriously injured people in London. London’s Air Ambulance has highly trained paramedics who constantly monitor 4,500 daily ‘999’ calls, as they actively look for the critically injured people in need of their help.Read more
Rushanara Ali MP delivers 20,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street to stop GP Surgeries from closing down across London
Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, and campaigners from the ‘Save Our Surgeries’ campaign handed in a 20,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street today. The campaign was set up by GPs and patients in response to Government plans to phase out funding known as the 'minimum practice income guarantee' (MPIG) for GP surgeries across the UK.Read more