Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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Workers Memorial Day at Armley Mills


Rachel was invited by Yorkshire and Humber TUC to speak at its Workers Memorial Day event today in Armley.

Speaking in the grounds of Armley Mills, next to the memorial tree planted in 1992 by John Battle, Rachel talked about the legacy of asbestos and mills in West Leeds, and the importance of protecting rights at work both here and abroad.

She also discussed this week's changes to the Legal Aid Bill in Parliament, specifically the last minute decision to start a review into the effect of the Bill's changes on sufferers of mesothelioma. Referring to the legacy of the JW Roberts factory on Canal Road, Rachel called on the government to conduct the review openly and treat it seriously for the sake of victims of asbestosis across the country.

Rachel is pictured with TUC Regional Secretary Bill Adams

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