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.

  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Rushanara Ali never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants 19 Jan 2016

    The Minister is aware that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are already less likely to go to university; those from more advantaged backgrounds are two and a half times more likely to do so. This change will make that much worse. Will the Minister please face up to the facts and do something to respond to this question? If his Government are serious about social mobility, these cuts...
  • Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants 19 Jan 2016

    Last week, the Prime Minister said that his Government’s mission was “to look each…child in the eye, and say, ‘Your dreams are our dreams. We’ll support you with everything we’ve got.’” Does my hon. Friend agree that scrapping grants to half a million people, including more than 5,000 young people in Tower Hamlets in my constituency, is a cap on...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Poverty 18 Jan 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to ensure that official development assistance funding is prioritised for poverty reduction projects.

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): food, accommodation and transport; total £785.65

Destination of visit: Paris

Date of visit: 15-17 January 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2015 Conference.

(Registered 04 February 2015)
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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