Rushanara Ali is our First UK Bangladeshi MP

Rushanara_Ali_Biography_Photo_06 crop whtbkOxford Graduate Rushanara contested the London Borough of Bethnal Green and Bow, previously the patch of George Galloway, who ousted her former boss Oona King as MP in 2005.

Gaining 21,784 votes – almost 43% of the votes cast, she won for Labour with an impressive majority of 11,574 over Liberal Democrat Ajmal Masroor and beating Abjol Miah the Respect Candidate set to replace Galloway in the constituency by 13,252.

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