Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves


Rachel Reeves is the Labour Member of Parliament for Leeds West and Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee. She served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary under Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party. Rachel trained as an economist and has worked at the Bank of England, the British Embassy in Washington DC and for Halifax Bank of Scotland. She studied at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

Rachel’s first book ‘Alice in Westminster – The Political Life of Alice Bacon, the story of Yorkshire’s first woman MP’, was published by IB Tauris in 2016. It was a Guardian Book of the Year. Her second book, ‘The Women of Westminster – the MPs who Changed Politics’, will be published in Spring 2019. The book is a history of Parliament through the contribution of women elected to it over the last one hundred years, since the first woman, Nancy Astor, took her seat as an MP in 1919.

Rachel is married with two young children.


Rachel Reeves @RachelReevesMP

Revised GDP figures show the UK is still the ONLY G7 economy that hasn't recovered post-Covid.

Where is the government's plan for growth to get us off this path of managed decline?

Labour's mission to secure the highest sustained growth in the G7 will help us lead the pack.

NEW: Households face a whopping £3,500 increase in the cost of essentials.

Families struggle with the cost of living whilst the Tories act like it’s over.

A Labour Government would freeze council tax this year so you have more money in your pocket.


Labour will always stand with working people.

It's what drives us to build a better Britain, and is at the heart of our local election campaign.

#VoteLabour on Thursday 4 May.

Today I'm with @Keir_Starmer and @AngelaRayner in Swindon to launch our local election campaign.

Tune in to hear how Labour will build a better Britain and win back our future.

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We’d freeze council tax this year paid for by a proper windfall tax on energy giants.

With Labour, you’d feel better off.

With the cost of living crisis biting, there are choices to make.

The Tories choice is to force council tax up on Saturday - by an average of 5%.

A Labour government would choose to freeze council tax this year, funded by a proper windfall tax on energy giants.

After 13 years of Tory failure, it's time for a change.

Labour will make sure growth and prosperity reach every part of our country.

Together, we can build a better Britain.

NEW: A Labour Government would freeze council tax this year - paid for with a proper windfall tax on oil and gas giants.

While the Tories think the cost of living crisis is all over, Labour is on the side of working people.

The Chancellor is waving the white flag in the global race for green jobs. Other countries are matching the ambition of the US, UK business says we must, but Tory dogma says No.

Britain can’t afford a government that will make us losers in this race


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I'm sure the whole @HouseofCommons does join in sending our thoughts and prayers about Baroness Boothroyd, whom we all held in very high esteem. E #DPMQs https://twitter.com/eleanor4epping/status/1630187017437937667

I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul O'Grady's passing.

Paul was a wonderfully warm and generous person who entertained the nation whilst campaigning for the causes he was passionate about.

My thoughts are with Andre and all of Paul's family and friends.

.@AngelaRayner is right - the Tories are missing in action in the fight against crime.

Why after 13 years are there 6,000 less neighbourhood police officers on our streets?

Police officers are disappearing from our streets - replaced by criminals. #PMQs

My dad taught me how to play chess at the age of 7 and since then I've had the chess bug.

Chess has taught me so many things which are useful in politics from being strategic to giving me that competitive streak.

Throughout history, women in parliament have always championed each other.

If I become Britain’s first woman Chancellor, that’s a tradition I’ll work hard to continue.

Read more in my @Independent interview:

As I say here, Rishi Sunak should never have been wasting money on this gimmick in the first place.

Under the Tories, millions of people's savings have been put at risk by the collapse of cryptocurrencies and the surge in scams. We need a new approach.


Britain can win the race for the good jobs of the 21st century.

But under the Tories we are stuck back in the changing rooms.

Today I'll be talking about how Labour will deliver a green jobs revolution for Britain. 🇬🇧🏗️


Last week I visited @SaltBeerFactory in Shipley, a small business with a big success story.

But with bills still going up, firms like this are struggling.

Labour will scrap business rates, replacing them with a fairer system so businesses can thrive.

Parents know our childcare system is broken.

Ministers are adding more demand without new places, risking crashing the system altogether.

Labour will reform our childcare system, learning from across the world to deliver for families.

Congratulations to @HumzaYousaf on his election as @theSNP leader.

My full statement below 👇