Shabana Mahmood is supporting the British Asian Trust’s ‘Give a Girl A Future’ campaign.
The British Asian Trust supports the development of a South Asia that is free from inequality and injustice. The Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales and a group of visionary British Asian business leaders.
Money raised by the Give a Girl A Future campaign will be used to help girls learn skills such as computer literacy and mobile repair, and help them to set up in business and market what they do.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics today showed that UK productivity - the UK's output per hour worked- has returned to its pre-crisis levels.

Shabana commented:

"Following 6 years of poor productivity growth under the Tories, output per hour has only just returned to its pre-crisis levels.

However, productivity remains far below the level it would have reached had it continued on its pre-downturn trajectory and is still far behind competiting economies such as the USA, France and Germany.

David Anderson QC, the government’s independent reviewer of terrorist legislation, spoke on the Today programme this morning calling for reform of the Government’s counter-extremism programme Prevent.

He outlined three changes that he wanted to see to dispel distrust of the programme in Muslim communities:

The Chancellor Philip Hammond today laid out his plans for the British economy at the Tory Party Conference.

Shabana Mahmood MP responding, said,

“In 2010, David Cameron said that ‘in five years’ time, we will have balanced the books’.

Despite six years passing since this promise was made, the deficit forecast for the year still stands at £55 billion, and the new Tory Chancellor Phillip Hammond is making new promises to ‘balance the budget’.

Why should we believe him any more than his predecessors?

Shabana Mahmood has today slammed the Government's lack of action on reuniting unaccompanied refugee children in Europe with their families in the UK.

The Home Secretary said in response to a parliamentary question this month that the Government will:

At the Labour Party Conference today, Shabana Mahmood and Red Shift launched its new report ‘England in 2030’, setting out how Labour should rise to the challenges of the future to remain relevant and regain a majority.

Red Shift brings together a group of English Labour MPs and activists determined to shine a spotlight on how England is changing, how peoples’ ambitions are changing – and Labour needs to change to win.

The report identified five shifts that are taking place in England, and that a modern Labour Party must engage with to stay relevant:

As part of Shabana's campaign for better death and burial services in Birmingham and nationally, Shabana has demanded answers from the Home Office on the actions that the Government have taken in the last year and half following Professor Hudson’s independent review of forensic pathology, which concluded that the future of forensic pathology services is ‘fragile’.