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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 random selection of Rushanara Ali’s votes.
Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016.
Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 16 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2018.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2019.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has taken steps to verify the reported 16-year hard labour sentence handed to the former Chief Minister of Shan State, Linn Htut, in Myanmar, and if she will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reported increase in the number of political prisoners in Myanmar since the military coup on February 1, 2021, what steps her Department is taking to increase the pressure on the Myanmar military junta to release all political prisoners.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to grant a general licence for humanitarian activities in Ukraine in order that charities are able to spend the money donated to them by the British public.
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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
Rushanara Ali campaigned to remain in the European Union
- International Development
- Ministry of Housing
- Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Teachers: Training
- Children: Day Care
- *No heading*
Currently held offices
- Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2020)
- Member, Treasury Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee (14 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Treasury Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 16 September 2014)
From 7 September 2020, a residential property in London, co-owned with a family member: (i). (Registered 29 April 2021)
From 16 May 2020, a Trustee of the Sisters Trust, a registered charity that makes donations to organisations committed to challenging racial and sexual inequality. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 18 June 2020; updated 24 June 2020)
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