Appeared on the Olympics Special - Wednesday 18th July 2012
Rushanara is Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow. Named as one of the most powerful Muslim women in Britain by The Guardian, she is on the front bench as Shadow Minister for International Development.
Growing up in the East End and becoming one of the first female Muslim MPs, she’s been supporting her constituents in the Olympic Boroughs, including those who are finding missiles on their rooftops as part of Olympic security.
Be prepared for some straight-talking from a rising political star.