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Rushanara Ali made under-secretary of state for housing, communities and local govt

Rushanara Ali made under-secretary of state for housing, communities and local govt

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Rushanara Ali, the first person of Bangladeshi origin, has been re-elected in Bethnal Green and Bow as an MP for the Labour Party with 15,896 votes (34.1% for the fifth consecutive term.

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Publisted at 9:59 AM, Wed Jul 10th, 2024

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Bangladeshi-origin Rushanara Ali has been appointed as a parliamentary under-secretary of state in the ministry of housing, communities and local government.

The newly elected Labour government made the appointment on Tuesday (9 July).

Rushanara and a flurry of other appointments came five days after Prime Minister Keir Starmer’s party swept to power in a landslide election victory.

Rushanara Ali, the first person of Bangladeshi origin, has been re-elected in Bethnal Green and Bow as an MP for the Labour Party with 15,896 votes (34.1% for the fifth consecutive term.

She was first elected in Britain's House of Commons in 2010.

Earlier, the newly elected Labour government appointed Tulip Siddiq, another Bangladeshi-origin UK politician, as Britain's' City Minister, the minister responsible for overseeing the financial services sector.

A total of four Bangladesh-born Labour candidates have been re-elected as Members of Parliament in the 2024 UK Parliamentary elections.

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