Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

In Parliament

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In just five years of public ownership, East Coast trains have gone from running at a loss to posting £800 million profits for the taxpayer - but now the Tories are trying to privatise the line. Don’t let them - click here to sign the petition now!

 

 

Stop the East Coast Main Line Privatisation

  In just five years of public ownership, East Coast trains have gone from running at a loss to posting £800 million profits for the taxpayer - but now the...

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This afternoon MPs voted through a Bill that would reduce the number of people affected by the Bedroom Tax with a majority of 75.

Bedroom Tax – Labour wins the vote today… but this isn’t the end!

This afternoon MPs voted through a Bill that would reduce the number of people affected by the Bedroom Tax with a majority of 75. Read more

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Today MPs will have the chance to vote to change a government policy which has caused hardship for hundreds of thousands of people. The Tory-led government calls it the 'Social Rented Sector Size Criteria', while everyone else calls it the Bedroom Tax.

If the government won’t ditch its hated Bedroom Tax, then the next Labour government will

Today MPs will have the chance to vote to change a government policy which has caused hardship for hundreds of thousands of people. The Tory-led government calls it the 'Social... Read more

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Have you experienced problems with PIP, ESA or Atos assessments?

On Monday, Rachel has secured a debate on the chaos and confusion in the Department of Work and Pensions. If you or someone you know has been affected by recent changes, please get in touch so Rachel can raise these issues with Iain Duncan Smith on Monday. 

Department for Work & Pensions Chaos

Have you experienced problems with PIP, ESA or Atos assessments? On Monday, Rachel has secured a debate on the chaos and confusion in the Department of Work and Pensions. If... Read more

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Yesterday the Labour Party, with cross party support, forced a vote in the House of Commons to enable MPs to express their opposition to the Bedroom Tax and oppose the government’s attempt to close the loophole with an annulment motion.

It was revealed last month that shockingly, because the Government could not even draft their own legislation correctly, many of the households that they had told local authorities should be made to pay the bedroom tax—those who had been in continual receipt of housing benefit for the same residence since 1996—were in fact not covered by the legislation. The Government was therefore seeking yesterday to close this loophole.

Government Hit Even More Families with Bedroom Tax

Yesterday the Labour Party, with cross party support, forced a vote in the House of Commons to enable MPs to express their opposition to the Bedroom Tax and oppose the... Read more

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Today following Prime Ministers Questions, the Labour Party have secured a 10 Minute Rule Bill to try and scrap the unjust 'Bedroom Tax'.

Labour have persistently called for the Bedroom Tax to be scrapped and pledged to scrap the tax if elected into government. This cruel and unjust measure has affected over 400,000 disabled people. For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, hitting vulnerable people through no fault of their own. There is now a real risk that the Bedroom Tax will cost more money than it saves.

 

 

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Labour Secure Bedroom Tax 10 Minute Rule Bill

Today following Prime Ministers Questions, the Labour Party have secured a 10 Minute Rule Bill to try and scrap the unjust 'Bedroom Tax'. Labour have persistently called for the Bedroom... Read more

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- will you be there?

On Saturday 11 January the Labour Party are launching the #CostofCameron campaign. At events across the country, thousands of Labour supporters will come together to demand that David Cameron face up to the cost-of-living crisis hurting millions of us.

Cost of Cameron Day

  - will you be there? On Saturday 11 January the Labour Party are launching the #CostofCameron campaign. At events across the country, thousands of Labour supporters will come together... Read more

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The Mesothelioma Bill was debated in the House of Commons, with the report stage and third reading of the Bill both taking place on Tuesday 7 January 2014, all in the hope of creating a compensation scheme for the victims of this cancer who for one reason or another cannot trace their employer (or employer’s insurer) from where they were exposed to asbestos fibres.

Those who couldn’t trace their employer had previously been unable to report a claim for the compensation they deserve, for the suffering Mesothelioma would have put them and their families through.

Mesothelioma Bill Debate

The Mesothelioma Bill was debated in the House of Commons, with the report stage and third reading of the Bill both taking place on Tuesday 7 January 2014, all in... Read more

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Shocking statistics from the Trussell Trust show that foodbank use has gone up by 170% in the last 12 months. This shocking spike in foodbank usage is symbolic of the fact that life for many working families is getting harder. The cost of living is mounting at a faster rate than people’s wages are increasing- it’s not surprising that foodbanks are having to fill the gap.

 

Food Bank Use Highlighted in Parliament

Shocking statistics from the Trussell Trust show that foodbank use has gone up by 170% in the last 12 months. This shocking spike in foodbank usage is symbolic of the... Read more

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Rachel, commenting as Iain Duncan Smith’s repeated promises to deliver Universal Credit, ‘on time and on budget’ have been broken, with an astonishing £40 million written off so far, £91 million written down and only a handful expected to claim Universal Credit by 2015, said:

 

Rachel Comments on Universal Credit Delays

Rachel, commenting as Iain Duncan Smith’s repeated promises to deliver Universal Credit, ‘on time and on budget’ have been broken, with an astonishing £40 million written off so far, £91... Read more

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