Rushanara Ali

MP, Bethnal Green and Bow

Bethnal Green and Bow Labour

Rushanara Ali’s voting in Parliament

Rushanara Ali is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Rushanara Ali’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

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Rushanara Ali has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    The Prime Minister told the House that, at its heart, the Queen’s Speech has bold reforms to remove all barriers to opportunity for our young people. Let us see whether his rhetoric matches the reality. Nearly 4 million children are growing up in poverty, and 500,000 of them live in London. In my constituency, 42% of children live in poverty—the highest rate in the country. Social...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    Any improvement in attainment is welcome, but I am making a point about London, where huge amounts of work has been done to improve schools. When I was at school in the east end of London in the 1980s and 1990s, most schools achieved a rate of less than 20% for GCSEs. It took over a decade to transform schools, and that was not just in Tower Hamlets. In Tower Hamlets, we have only four...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    My point is not that schools in need of support in rural areas—there is poverty in rural areas as well—should not get support, but that we should not set schools and areas against each other or create divisions. The Government should look at where we need to target resources to improve schools, but should not turn regions or schools against each other. That is one of the major...

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Profile

Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Burma
  • Syria
  • Private Sector
  • Unemployment: Young People
  • Overseas Aid: Private Sector

Currently held offices

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (since 26 Oct 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Treasury Committee (24 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 26 Sep 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Tower Hamlets Labour Party
Address of donor: 349 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9RA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donations raised at or received as a result of a fundraising event on 28 January 2015, total £10,034.86 (which includes no individual registrable donations)

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 06 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mr Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 to support my campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party. £7,946.00 was returned to Peter Hearn on 13 July 2015 due to my withdrawal from the Deputy Leadership race.

Date received: 26 June 2015

Date accepted: 26 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 July 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2016 Conference, food, accommodation and transport; total £1,414

Date received: 14-16 January 2016

Date accepted: 14 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 10 February 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Counterpoint Global
Address of donor: Counterpoint, Somerset House, New Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): food, accommodation and transport with a total value of £950

Destination of visit: Florence, Italy

Date of visit: 6–8 March 2016

Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the Bridges Project Conference 2015/2016.

(Registered 26 April 2016)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 16 September 2014)

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