Rachel Reeves MP

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Over the weekend of the 17th and 18th June, the whole country is invited to come together to hold the biggest street party since the Jubilee in memory of my friend, Jo Cox MP, who was tragically murdered last year. 

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Remembering Jo Cox

Over the weekend of the 17th and 18th June, the whole country is invited to come together to hold the biggest street party since the Jubilee in memory of my... Read more

 

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For the first time, Members of Parliament, policy makers and thirteen leading organisations have come together to expose the growing crisis of loneliness and find ways to overcome it. Jo Cox had taken the first steps towards setting up the Commission before she was murdered in her constituency of Batley and Spen, West Yorkshire last June. Jo was a doer not a complainer and was dedicated to helping combat loneliness after she witnessed the extent of the crisis in her constituency.

As Jo said in December 2015 ‘young or old, loneliness doesn’t discriminate...it is something many of us could easily help with. Looking in on a neighbour, visiting an elderly relative or making that call or visit we’ve been promising to a friend we haven’t seen in a long time.’

Following Jo’s example of working across party lines, Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness will now be chaired by Seema Kennedy (Cons) and Rachel Reeves (Lab). The Commission aims to not simply highlight the problem but more importantly act as a "call to action". Under the slogan ‘Start A Conversation’, the Commission aims to mobilise the public to help themselves - educating people on how they can become the remedy – whether it be talking to a neighbour, visiting an old friend, or just making time for the people they meet. The Commission will also target businesses and employer organisations and look at what action local and national Government can take to combat loneliness.

Get involved -

Make a pledge to end loneliness:

Make a pledge on the https://www.jocoxloneliness.org/pledge site to start a conversation and help end loneliness


Follow us:

Follow us on twitter @JoCoxLoneliness and show your support by using our hashtag - #HappytoChat

Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

  For the first time, Members of Parliament, policy makers and thirteen leading organisations have come together to expose the growing crisis of loneliness and find ways to overcome it....

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I am launching two surveys to ask local people about what they want to see improved on public transport in Leeds.

Rachel launches public transport survey

I am launching two surveys to ask local people about what they want to see improved on public transport in Leeds. Read more

The Barca Wise Up To Cancer launch taking place on Friday the 17th of February at Bramley shopping centre. The launch will be hosted by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Barca Wise Up To Cancer launch

The Barca Wise Up To Cancer launch taking place on Friday the 17th of February at Bramley shopping centre. The launch will be hosted by Yorkshire Cancer Research. Read more

New research shows that many people are not aware of the help that is available when it comes to energy bills. If you are struggling, seek expert advice.

Struggling with energy bills? Help is available

New research shows that many people are not aware of the help that is available when it comes to energy bills. If you are struggling, seek expert advice. Read more

Fantastic to visit Sacred Heart School and meet the students and teachers.

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I was also pleased to draw the names for the school's chickens!

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Visit to Sacred Heart School

Fantastic to visit Sacred Heart School and meet the students and teachers. I was also pleased to draw the names for the school's chickens!

 

Motability and PIP

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It was fantastic to be at the unveiling of the new plaque to celebrate the completion of the Armley Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) with the Armley Councillors.

Armley Townscape Heritage Initiative Celebration event

It was fantastic to be at the unveiling of the new plaque to celebrate the completion of the Armley Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) with the Armley Councillors. Read more

Great to have Andrew Bailey, Chief Exec of the Financial Conduct Authority, in Leeds on Friday for a roundtable with Stepchange discussing excessive overdraft charges and high-cost credit.

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FCA and Stepchange Roundtable in Leeds

Great to have Andrew Bailey, Chief Exec of the Financial Conduct Authority, in Leeds on Friday for a roundtable with Stepchange discussing excessive overdraft charges and high-cost credit. Read more

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THE devastating floods that swept through our community at the end of 2015 have left a permanent mark on Leeds Industrial Museum.

There is a small red plaque on the wall at Armley Mills to show just how high the torrential rain pushed the water level, leaving parts of the historic mill under eight feet of water.

Keeping up the pressure over flood measures

THE devastating floods that swept through our community at the end of 2015 have left a permanent mark on Leeds Industrial Museum. There is a small red plaque on the... Read more

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