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UK election results: David Cameron pledges a ‘greater Britain’

David Cameron has promised to lead a government for “one nation” and make “Great Britain greater” as he returned to Downing Street as prime minister. Speaking outside No 10 after visiting Buckingham Palace, he said the UK was “on the brink of something special”. The Conservatives have 330 seats – four more than needed for a Commons majority – their ...

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Bangladesh PM Hasina & President Hamid congratulates three daughters of Bangladesh on their UK election win

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina & President Md Abdul Hamid has sent her warmest congratulations to Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq, the three candidates of Bangladeshi-origin, on their comfortable election to the British parliament. Hasina’s Special Assistant Mahbubul Hoque Shakil told reporters about prime minister’s message on Friday afternoon. In a message, the prime minister said their victories ...

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Rushanara does it again

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Rushanara Ali MP first British member of parliament of Bengali origin elected in 2010 to represent Bethnal Green & Bow constituent has done it again. She won by 32,387 votes defeating, Conservative’s Matt Smith who got 8,070 and the Green Party’s Alistair Polson who came third with 4,906. The election saw 64.29 per cent voters turn out to decide who would be selected as MP for ...

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Tulip Siddiq wins!

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Tulip Siddiq the grand daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Sheikh Rehana’s eldest daughter won Hampstead and Kilburn seat defending a majority of just 42 in the seat formerly held by the famous actress Glenda Jackson. She received 23,977 votes, 44%, beating her near rival Conservative Party’s Simon Marcus who got 22,839, 42% of the votes. Tulip Siddiq ...

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Dr Rupa Huq becomes the second Bengali to enter UK parliament

Ansar Ahmed Ullah    Dr Rupa Huq has become the second Bengali to enter the Houses of Commons by winning  Ealing Central and Acton seat against present sitting MP Angie Bray of the ruling Conservative Party. Labour’s Rupa Huq fought a marginal seat ousting the Conservatives by just 274 votes. Rupa Huq received 22,002 votes and her rival Angie Bray got 21,728. The voting turnout ...

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Lutfur Rahman announces Rabina as his successor

Bangla Mirror Desk: In his first public speech since his removal, former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman said that more than 37,000 voters gave him votes because of his successful contribution in community development. People have voted him because of his record-breaking achievement in Housing, education, regeneration and creating jobs. He also said that “I am, as you know, no longer Mayor,” Rahman ...

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Why I’m standing: Rabina

London’s East End is full of people with a wealth of experience and ideas to change both their lives and the world, and yet most of them feel – and are – locked out of politics.In Tower Hamlets we’ve gone through the years being told what to do by Westminster (with our elections overturned and Commissioners being installed to run parts of ...

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Abu Talha stands as independent candidate from Stepny ward

Bangla Mirror Desk: Youth leader and social worker Abu Talha has submitted his candidacy as an independent candidate from Stepny ward which became vacant after a high court ruling. His nomination was endorsed by the team of former Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutufr Rahman. Councillor Oliur Rahman and former Councillor of Stepny Alibor Chowdhury declared their support towards him. Abu ...

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Hitlist of welfare cuts facing Britain’s next chancellor

Bangla Mirror Desk: A list of “very, highly or extremely controversial” potential cuts to benefitshave been drawn up by civil servants in response to warnings that the nextgovernment would struggle to keep welfare spending below a legal cap ofabout £120bn a year.The cuts proposed by officials at the Department for Work and Pensionsinclude abolishing statutory maternity pay and barring under-25s ...

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Three women of Bangladesh origin contesting UK polls

On a walkabout in the heart of her East London constituency barely three days before May 7 vote, Rushanara Ali confidence. A third of the roughly 80,000 electorate are fellow Bangladeshis. And anyone in the know of things feels she is all set to return to ‘the mother of parliament’ for another five years. Speaking in both English and Sylheti ...

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