Rushanara Ali

Shadow Minister (Investment and Small Business)

Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow


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Recent appearances

  • Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories 14 Nov 2023

    In 2010, the then UK Prime Minister, now the Foreign Secretary, condemned the blockade of Gaza as a “prison camp”. The siege conditions have remained, and that is the context in which this war has claimed the lives of 11,000 civilians in Gaza, following the horrific Hamas attacks that have cost the lives of 1,400 innocent civilians and led to the hostage taking of over 200 people. The...
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories: Humanitarian Situation 8 Nov 2023

    Over 10,000 people have already been killed in Gaza in the past month—more than were killed in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. There are grave concerns that starvation is being used as a weapon of war against 400,000 civilians in the north of Gaza. That is illegal under international law. The UN Secretary-General and a number of others have talked about the need for a humanitarian ceasefire...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Myanmar: Human Rights 26 Oct 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A/HRC/54/59: Situation of human rights in Myanmar, published on 19 September 2023.

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Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

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

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Topics of interest

Rushanara Ali campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • International Development
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Burma
  • Syria
  • Teachers: Training
  • Children: Day Care
  • *No heading*

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Investment and Small Business) (since 6 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (since 20 Jun 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Treasury Committee Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (20 Jun 2022 to 20 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2020 to 18 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Treasury Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 20 Nov 2023)
  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
From 26 September 2022 until January 2023, a member of the Inquiry Commission into the treatment of Zhanbolat Mamay in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Fees are received from Bindmans LLP, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. (Registered 10 October 2022)
11 November 2022, received advanced payment of £10,000. Hours: expected to be 32 hrs in total. (Registered 01 December 2022)
23 December 2022, received £10,000 from Mayer Brown, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF, for a speech delivered at a Mayer Brown event in November 2022. Hours: 7 hrs including preparation. Fee donated to charitable causes. (Registered 17 January 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Dominic Griffiths
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to general election campaign fund
Date received: 2 April 2023
Date accepted: 2 April 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 03 April 2023)
Name of donor: Hubmate Ltd
Address of donor: Indigo Rasoi, 37/45 Bethnal Green, London E16LH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: catering services for a fundraising event for general election campaign fund, value £2,000
Date received: 16 March 2023
Date accepted: 16 March 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06546190
(Registered 04 April 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque 2023 in London, value £986
Date received: 26-28 January 2023
Date accepted: 26 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 06913437
(Registered 06 February 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE
Address of donor: King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, transport and food, value £4,711
Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates
Dates of visit: 11-16 February 2023
Purpose of visit: Cross-Party Delegation to the UAE to meet with officials and politicians and discuss UAE-UK bilateral ties/learn more about the region.
(Registered 06 March 2023)
Name of donor: Media City Qatar
Address of donor: Floor 17 & 18, Tornado Tower, Bldg. 17, Zone 60, Street 810, Corner Majlis Al Taawoon And, Al Funduq St, Doha, Qatar
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, transport and food, total value £7,100
Destination of visit: Doha
Dates of visit: 20-26 May 2023
Purpose of visit: To participate at the Bloomberg Qatar Economic Forum 2023 and meet Qatari and international officials to discuss current affairs including regional conflict resolution, labour rights and Qatar-UK bilateral relations.
(Registered 06 June 2023)
Name of donor: Siobhan's Trust
Address of donor: Birkhill House, Cupar KY15 4QP
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, transport and food, value £606
Destination of visit: Ukraine
Dates of visit: 2-7 July 2023
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation to meet with Ukrainian MPs to discuss the support that is needed from the UK and see the support that Siobhan's Trust is providing.
(Registered 26 July 2023)
Name of donor: The HALO Trust
Address of donor: Carronfoot, Thornhill, Dumfries DG3 5BF
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, Accommodation, transport food and visa, value £2,710.50
Destination of visit: Somaliland and Ethiopia
Dates of visit: 6-11 August 2023
Purpose of visit: To see the Halo Trust’s work in removing landmines and unexploded ordnance, and gain a better understanding of the UK's role supporting NGOs like the Halo Trust to deliver greater resilience and recovery from conflict.
(Registered 25 August 2023)
Name of donor: Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (supported by the National Democratic Institute and Open Society foundations)
Address of donor: 27 Old Gloucester St, London WC1N 3AX
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, transport and food, value £901
Destination of visit: Prague, Czech Republic
Dates of visit: 31 August - 2 September 2023
Purpose of visit: To participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China Prague Summit.
(Registered 08 September 2023)
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)
8. Miscellaneous
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)
From 29 June 2022, a Governor and a Member of the Council of Management, The Ditchley Foundation, an organisation that helps sustain peace, freedom and the rule of law; and works towards the renewal of democratic societies, states and alliances. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 06 July 2022)
Chair of Trustees of UpRising Leadership, a registered charity providing UK-wide youth leadership development, mentoring and employability opportunities to young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 01 December 2022)

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