Rushanara Ali

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Stepney


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Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Stepney

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

Also represented Bethnal Green and Bow

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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

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 9 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Investment and Small Business) ( 6 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (20 Jun 2022 to 20 Nov 2023)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Electric Bicycles: Fires 24 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to (a) help prevent and (b) raise awareness of the risks of e-bike fires.
  • Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 2 - Meaning of “relevant offence” 23 May 2024

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I want to thank a number of colleagues who are stepping down. As has been mentioned, the Minister’s predecessor, the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully), is stepping down. I thank him for taking the Bill and this work to the point that he did. I also thank the Deputy Chief Whip for the Labour party, my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax...
  • Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Clause 2 - Meaning of “relevant offence” 23 May 2024

    Along with the contaminated blood scandal, the Horizon scandal remains a terrible stain on our nation’s recent past. It is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in our nation’s history, and over the course of the debates on the Bill we have heard the testimonies of victims, and the lies and obfuscations of those who were responsible, expressed by Members across the House. That has...

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