Rachel Reeves was elected Member of Parliament for Leeds West in May 2010. Previously, she worked as an economist at the Bank of England, the British Embassy in Washington DC and latterly at Halifax Bank of Scotland. Between 2010-2015, Rachel served on the opposition frontbench as Shadow Pensions Minister, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Following the 2015 general election, Rachel joined the Treasury Select Committee and in July 2017 was elected Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee. Rachel rejoined the Shadow Cabinet under Keir Starmer’s leadership as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and has served as the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer since May 2021.