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Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Rushanara Ali voted on key issues:
- Voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Work and Pensions, Health, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Burma, Syria, Private Sector, Overseas Aid: Private Sector, Overseas Aid
(based on written questions asked by Rushanara Ali and answered by departments)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Child Poverty (14 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Government fiscal policy on child poverty.”
- Jobs and Business (10 May 2013)
“The Government have had three years in office, and the Queen’s Speech offers us a timely opportunity to assess their record. As we have heard, what the Government have achieved and not achieved is striking. They have delivered rising unemployment, 1 million young people out of work, prices that are rising faster than wages, and a chronic drop in living standards for British families....”
- Jobs and Business (10 May 2013)
“I could not agree more with my hon. Friend. That episode highlights the fact that the Conservative party was desperate to decontaminate its brand as the nasty party. As soon as it returned to power, all the bad old Tory habits crept in—and they are now flooding in. There is no pretence and no attempt to rebrand the party. The Conservative party stands up for millionaires and not for...”
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- Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 138 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 73.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 70 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register