Rushanara Ali

MP, Bethnal Green and Bow

Bethnal Green and Bow Labour

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How Rushanara Ali voted
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Rushanara Ali hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: G20 17 Nov 2014

    The Save Remittance Giving Campaign, which is supported by MPs, 120,000 British people and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, called for a reduction in remittance costs. I very much welcome the G20 commitment to reduce it from 10% to 5% because remittance makes a big contribution to development, including economic development. Can the Prime Minister update us on when the money transfer service...
  • Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax 5 Nov 2014

    I understand that the hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) said on “ConservativeHome” that the 50p tax rate would make the Conservatives look like they were looking after vested interests.
  • Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax 5 Nov 2014

    I do not envy the historian who will eventually write the book on the record of this Government. When such a history is written, the decision to cut the 50p top rate of tax will surely be seen as a turning point—the moment when this Government revealed their true colours; when they talked of hard choices for those on lower incomes, while awarding the richest 1% a tax cut worth 3...

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Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Entered 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
  • Overseas Aid: Private Sector
  • Overseas Aid

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 10 Nov 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6LQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: accommodation and food during a visit to Fleet, UK; total £1,078
Date of receipt of donation: 16-18 January 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 16-18 January 2014
Donor status: company, registration 6913437
(Registered 21 February 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Seoul Development Institute
Address of donor: 57 Nambusunhwan-ro, 340-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-071, Seoul
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights to South Korea and return from Bangladesh (see below): cost £2,500
Hotel accommodation, local transport and meals; cost £750
Destination of visit: South Korea
Date of visit: 6-11 September 2013
Purpose of visit: speaking in a conference related to Shadow Ministerial brief, social innovation exchange (SIX) event in Seoul City, South Korea on cities, urbanisation and development.
(Registered 28 November 2013, updated 9 June 2014)
Name of donor: NRB Bank Limited
Address of donor: Corporate Head Office, Richmond Concord (7th Floor), 68 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan Circle -01, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Accommodation in Dhaka and Sylhet, domestic flights plus food; total £1,645
Destination of visit: Dhaka and Sylhet, Bangladesh
Date of visit: 11-18 September 2013
Purpose of visit: Shadow Ministerial visit and as Vice Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh, with a cross-party delegation visiting garment factories and meeting with workers following Rana Plaza industrial accident, to lead an inquiry by the APPG and assess progress of development and investment in Bangladesh by non-resident Bangladeshis.
(Registered 28 November 2013)
Name of donor: Chamber of Deputies (Câmara dos Deputados)
Address of donor: Palácio do Congresso Nacional, Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasília – Distrito Federal Brasil, CEP: 70160-900
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): international air travel £2,146.63, domestic air travel £169.83 and accommodation plus food £413.64; total £2,730.10
Destination of visit: Brasilia, Brazil
Date of visit: 24 May - 1 June 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at a seminar on young people, education and social mobility and the role of political parties in the context of urban riots. 
(Registered 16 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
Two residential properties in London from which rental income is received.
(Updated 16 September 2014)

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