Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves

Author

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.

Publications

Rachel Reeves @RachelReevesMP

After 12 years of Conservative mismanagement and incompetence, our country is stuck facing huge backlogs.

Britain deserves better.

Our servicemen and women in the Armed Forces defend our democracy and our country.

Their role is the ultimate public service – and no matter how adversaries seek to undermine our beliefs, we will always believe that our country is worth defending.

.@RachelReevesMP says the UK should be incredibly proud of the global success of its financial and related professional services industry, the world's biggest exporter of these services.

That’ll be your money he’s been burning through ✈️
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dominic-raab-private-jet-angela-rayner-b2112257.html

NEW: We’re now seeing the longest decline of UK incomes ever.

It’s sapping household spending and leaving us exposed.

The Tories are failing working people.

All they offer are stagnant wages, low growth and higher taxes.

We need a stronger economy.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-30/uk-real-household-incomes-fall-for-an-unprecedented-4th-quarter

What a wonderful evening meeting Black, Asian and ethnic minority businesses at our @UKLabour reception tonight.

Inspiring entrepreneurs, brilliant businesses and industry leaders like these are shaping the future of the landscape with their formidable talent.

Fantastic meeting with @vaughangething this afternoon to talk about growing our economy, building strong procurement practices, and the brilliant work Labour in power in Wales is doing.

Enough is enough.

When will the Tories have the guts to tell this shameless Prime Minister the game is up?

#PMQs

.@AngelaRayner absolutely right - the first instinct of this Tory government is to load higher and higher taxes on working people.

No answers AT ALL on how they're going to tackle the problems that face our economy or our country today.

The game is up. #PMQs

NEW: Under the Conservatives the amount of money stolen from families and businesses through fraud has reached record highs.

Britain deserves better than the Tory “whack-a-mole” approach to fraud.
https://news.yahoo.com/scams-cost-victims-uk-finance-084744719.html

Britain under the Tories: high tax, low growth, low delivery.

Wonderful to visit real living wage pub the Artichoke in Norwich.

With the cost of living crisis, a living wage makes a huge difference to people - but businesses like this are also struggling with rising costs.

Labour will build the stronger economy we need to tackle this.

Britain’s backlog is a result of a decade of Tory mismanagement and sheer incompetence.

Britain deserves better.

The Tories must get a grip now, stop with their sticking plaster approach and sort out the bottlenecks and delays they’ve caused.

Labour has a plan to tackle to tackle rape - because we are serious about ending violence against women and girls.

Thanks @RachelReevesMP for highlighting the scandal of low pay in the heart of government. They wash their hands of the issue by privatising the work & saying pay is the responsibility of OCS or Mitie etc. Sunak should insist the living wage is paid as a minimum or no contract. https://twitter.com/RachelReevesMP/status/1541756893915389953

Today I called for the Chancellor to pay at least the real living wage for all those who work for government - including contractors.

He refused.

The Tories are choosing to trap people in poverty pay as the cost of living crisis worsens.

Working people deserve so much better.

Months of waiting for a passport or driving licence.

Travel plans disrupted.

Hospital appointment and court dates delayed.

This is Backlog Britain - and it's the result of 12 years of Tory mismanagement of our economy.

Britain deserves better.
https://action.labour.org.uk/page/107869/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=tw-organic-post

Why do the Conservatives blame working people for rising inflation?

They simply won't face up to the fact that a decade of Tory wage stagnation is making matters worse.

@wesstreeting & I spoke to @Anoosh_C about how Labour will build a stronger economy.
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/labour/2022/06/we-dont-want-to-see-nhs-strikes-wes-streeting-and-rachel-reeves-on-labour-in-an-age-of-inflation

Under the Tories, your bills and taxes have risen to historic highs.

Labour has a plan to take on the Tory cost of living crisis and build a stronger economy.