Rachel Reeves MP

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Yesterday I saw the bravery of the police and emergency services and also the coming together of colleagues and staff to support and comfort one another.

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Statement from Rachel

Yesterday I saw the bravery of the police and emergency services and also the coming together of colleagues and staff to support and comfort one another. Read more

I'm keen to find out more about local public transport. 

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Public Transport Survey

I'm keen to find out more about local public transport.  Read more

Alongside my colleague, Seema Kennedy MP, I've recently written for Age UK about how, by working together, we can combat loneliness.

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Combating loneliness together

Alongside my colleague, Seema Kennedy MP, I've recently written for Age UK about how, by working together, we can combat loneliness. Read more

Leeds has officially launched its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.

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Support Leeds's bid to become European Capital of Culture

Leeds has officially launched its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Read more

Rachel and Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council have been backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post in calling for the erection of a new statue of a woman in Leeds.

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Which woman do you want to see remembered in a new statue in Leeds?

Rachel and Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council have been backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post in calling for the erection of a new statue of a woman in... Read more

Despite his predictable promises of a strong and stable future, the chancellor’s budget revealed a depressing economic landscape.

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This budget was a missed chance to change course and help ordinary people across the country

Despite his predictable promises of a strong and stable future, the chancellor’s budget revealed a depressing economic landscape. Read more

Come along to my Alice Bacon biography talks.

Alice Bacon Biography Talks

Come along to my Alice Bacon biography talks. Read more

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

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