Rachel was re-elected as the Labour MP for Leeds West on 7 May.
The results in Leeds West were as follows:
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
The Conservative Party
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"It is a huge privilege and honour to be re-elected as MP for Leeds West. I will continue to work hard for Leeds West. If you have any issues you think I should raise in our area, please don't hesitate to get in touch."
Rachel was re-elected as the Labour MP for Leeds West on 7 May. The results in Leeds West were as follows: Surname Forename Votes Elected Description COYLE Laura 1495 ...
Rachel has just given a summary of the Labour Party's policies on Work and Pensions on the Daily Politics special election debate.
You can read her opening statement to the show here:
There is a clear choice in this election:
Five more years of the Tories’ failing plan making life harder for working people; or Labour’s better plan: - to raise the minimum wage - ban exploitative zero hours contracts, - and tackle rising housing costs.
With fewer working people relying on benefits we can control social security spending and have a fair and affordable system that is there for you and your family.
Labour will: - protect tax credits and child benefit - cancel the unfair bedroom tax - and reduce the number of people using food banks.
We will uphold the principle of “something for something” with a ban on migrants claiming benefits for two years.
And ensure pensions keep up with the rising cost of living.
Labour: a better plan, a better future
You can view the statement here: https://twitter.com/daily_politics/status/595582286436806656
Renowned film-maker Paul Greengrass has directed Labour's Party Political Broadcast, focusing on Ed Miliband and why he wants to be Prime Minister.
You can watch it here:
Rachel popped in to Bramley Elderly Action's 21st Birthday celebrations yesterday.
Held at the Bramley Villagers on Broad Lane, the party was a chance for members and volunteers at BEA to celebrate the fantastic work of the charity over the last 21 years serving the people of Bramley.
As patron of the charity Rachel presented long service awards to some of the volunteers who have been there from the very start. She congratulated the charity on their outstanding work, and after the event said:
"It's always a pleasure to see the fantastic work that BEA do, and this event was a great chance to bring that together and celebrate 21 years of working at the heart of Bramley's community."