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

NEW: We face challenging economic times, and we’re lagging behind on the global stage.

We need bold thinking to propel us forward.
 
That is why Labour today welcome a radical plan to make Britain the high growth, start-up hub of the world.
https://www.cityam.com/rachel-reeves-macron-eating-uks-lunch-when-it-comes-to-global-investment/

A Tory politician got their hands on millions of pounds of taxpayer money and used it for dodgy PPE - and the Prime Minister signed the cheque.

Now he acts surprised to hear of it.

This is the unacceptable way he treats the hard earned taxes working people pay. #PMQs

Revealed: Second firm pushed by Michelle Mone was secret entity of husband’s office | Michelle Mone | The Guardian - well well well 👀 the plot thickens as I sit in the HOC chamber listening to this government’s excuses. The people won’t forget. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/06/revealed-second-firm-pushed-by-michelle-mone-was-secret-entity-of-husbands-office

Labour will fund one of the biggest expansions of NHS staff in history - paid for by abolishing the non-dom tax status.

We believe that people who make Britain their home should pay their taxes here.

We put patients first.

Why don’t Conservative MPs?

If you make Britain your home, you should pay your taxes here too.

That's why today I voted for nurses not non-doms.

Labour will abolish non-dom status and instead use that money to train a new generation of nurses, midwives and doctors to treat patients on time again.

If you make Britain your home you should pay your taxes here too.

That’s why Labour will abolish non-dom tax status and instead train a new generation of doctors, nurses, and midwives.

Nurses not non-doms.

The cost of living crisis bites hardest for those earning the least.

Poverty pay should have no place in 21st Century Britain.

That is why Labour in government will guarantee a real living wage and create a stronger and fairer economy.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/19/work-pay-labour-food-banks-angela-rayner-rachel-reeves

If you make Britain your home you should pay your taxes here.

It's as simple as that.

Instead of keeping the outdated non-dom tax perk for a few at the very top, Labour will train a new generation of doctors and nurses.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nondoms-tories-labour-analysis-b2239318.html

The VIP lane isn’t just an outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money.

The murkiness with deals like PPE Medpro reveal just how much the Tories have damaged standards.

Today, Tory MPs have a choice - continue the cover up, or vote for Ministers to come clean.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ppe-medpro-michelle-mone-covid-b2239276.html

Loved chatting with @mattforde for The Political Party podcast this evening! Thanks for having me on the show.

📸 @suzyquiquero

The Tories didn’t just fail on basic checks that were meant to stop the huge amounts of fraud that happened under their watch.

But now they seem to be giving up on clawing it back from criminals.

Britain deserves better than this.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/major-covid-fraud-taskforce-being-28659963

Labour has a plan for a fairer, greener future for Britain. We will

➡️Reignite our economy by empowering our towns, cities and regions

➡️Rebuild trust by cleaning up sleaze in Westminster

➡️Place power directly in your hands

Fantastic speech this morning from @Keir_Starmer.

With @Keir_Starmer as Prime Minister, the ambition of towns, cities and regions across Britain will be matched by Government.

Placing power directly in your hands.

WATCH LIVE.

A New Britain: Renewing our democracy and rebuilding our economy ⬇️ https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1BRJjZoDzALJw

With Labour, Britain will see a change not just in who governs but how we are governed.

We will build a better future together.

Looking forward to the launch this morning of 'A New Britain', including work carried out by @GordonBrown and many others.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63851922

EXCLUSIVE: A businessman made £70m in profit on contract for PPE that was 70% unused — and celebrated his birthday last week by eating “briefcase of cash” cake on private yacht

Philip Johnson has paid himself £13m dividend as family lives life of luxury https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dde89ed0-7281-11ed-a107-df8b1c5e158a?shareToken=5c6e9ed1a4d58853be1015e3d5ed60f4

Congratulations @Abtisam_Mohamed - you will be a brilliant MP building on @PaulBlomfieldMP’s great work for the people of Sheffield Central.

I look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

Watching the match in Leeds⁩ with ⁦@lisanandy⁩ ⁦@TracyBrabin⁩ ⁦@Keir_Starmer⁩ & ⁦@GordonBrown⁩

Go England!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

The people best placed to decide what works in Stirling, Sunderland or Swansea are the people who live there.

If we expect these places to drive growth we must first hand them the keys.

Labour believes that we must have more ambition and higher standards for children in England’s schools.

Excellence must be for everyone.

And we believe that to pay for that, the tax breaks private schools enjoy should end.

A thread... 🧵
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/removing-private-schools-tax-breaks-is-an-easy-choice-8rphl0fzj