Rushanara Ali is the Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow. Until her resignation from Labour’s front bench in September 2014 over her decision to abstain on the vote on airstrikes in Iraq, Rushanara served as Shadow Minister for Education and Young People, and between October 2010 and October 2013, as Shadow Minister for International Development. Rushanara has previously served as a member of the Treasury Select Committee and the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and since November 2016 has been a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
Prior to her election in May 2010, she was Associate Director of the Young Foundation, where she co-founded UpRising, a national leadership development and employability charity which has helped thousands of young people develop their campaigning and leadership skills. She also co-founded the Social Innovation Exchange social which works to connect innovators and social entrepreneurs around the world to collaborate to tackle major social problems.
List of publications :
- Seeing the wood for the trees - The evolving landscape for neighbourhood arrangements
- Social Silicon Valleys
- Parties for the Public Good
- Life begins at 60: what kind of NHS after 2008?
- Cities in Transition: Global exchange forum report
- Social Innovation: what it is, why it matters, how it can be accelerated
- In and out of sync: The challenge of growing social innovations
- Taking the lead: Youth leadership in theory and practice
- Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britain's Unmet Needs
- Stuck on London's hard shoulder: Social needs in a fast moving city
- Cohesive Communities
- Turning the Corner: Beyond incarceration and re-offending
- Charm Offensive: Cultivating Civility in 21st Century Britain