Activities and Campaigns

Early Day Motion on price increases

Yesterday I tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM #318) and have written to the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial

Intervention on local services

It is very moving that people locally are trying to support each other the best they can. I pay tribute to public sector workers, who

Question on overcrowding

Many of my constituents live in deeply overcrowded households and within those households are grandparents who will find themselves looking after children from Friday onwards,

Question on mental health challenges

Many constituents who are self-isolating, especially those who are expected to self-isolate for extended periods, may face loneliness and other mental health challenges. The Chancellor

Holding government to account on COVID19

I am continuing to hold the Government to account – calling for the proper scale of interventions required to secure proper funding of public services

Interview with Channel S

I was pleased to have the opportunity to talk to Channel S TV about the motion I tabled in Parliament in support of community language

SEND campaign outside Downing Street

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Today it was a privilege and honour to stand with local Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) campaigners outside Downing Street in order to present

Martyr's Day 2020

Martyr’s Day commemoration

Tonight people will gather to lay flowers on the Shaheed Minar martyrs’ monument. Martyrs’ Day commemorates those who lost their lives campaigning for the Bengali

Save our Community Language Services

Tower Hamlets Community Language Service is close to my heart. It is about the cultural identity of our diverse population in the East End –

First surgery

I’ve seen a number of constituents at my first surgery at the Chrisp Street Idea Store this morning and look forward to progressing their cases

Interview in Eastern Eye

Earlier this month I spoke to Eastern Eye about securing diversity and representation in parliament despite the fact BAME women, in particular, continue to face

My first week in Parliament

Here are a few highlights from my first week in Parliament from being sworn in, to standing in solidarity with RMT workers against the threat

Bangladesh flag

Bangladesh liberation

Today is the 49th Anniversary of the end of the Bangladesh Liberation War. I stand in solidarity with friends and families who greeted an independent

Apsana Begum

Thank you

I am grateful to the constituents of Poplar & Limehouse for putting their faith in me to represent them as their Member of Parliament. I

Supporting striking UCU workers

At Queen Mary BAME staff are paid 22% less than white staff and women are paid 14% less than men. 9% of all academic staff

Against child poverty

One of the most pressing issues in Polar and Limehouse where I am standing are shocking levels of child poverty. In my sessions in the