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.


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Great piece from Tom Richmond - this govt is a shambles and have failed to address the challenges facing communities across Leeds and the whole country. ⁦@yorkshirepost⁩ #floods #Kirkstall https://t.co/EzHyAYSGaz

What a team! Out with @tallulahloulou and local residents picking up litter on #Armley Moor and surrounding areas. #KeepArmleyTidy

Our country is facing a national emergency. Together @CBItweets & @The_TUC representing millions of workers and tens of thousands of businesses have written to @theresa_may demanding urgent change in her Brexit approach.

Brexit is stuck in the parliamentary pipework. The impasse works for neither Leavers or Remainers. I have come to the reluctant view that the only way to resolve this is for the country to have the final say. Tomorrow I will join the #PutItToThePeople march.

Wonderful evening - thank you so much for inviting me to @EssexBookFest at the lovely #ShenfieldLibrary @EssexLibraries

Great to meet your mum and you! And thanks for sharing your stories too.

Today, I joined people from across Armley at the mosque to show solidarity and friendship with the Muslim community after the atrocities in New Zealand. We stand together against hatred.

@HuddersfieldUni many thanks to @RachelReevesMP for superb evening of discussion about her new book 'Women of Westminster' & changing role of women in politics. special thanks to audience for great event! https://t.co/69n2aOs8S9 @CivicSocietyHD @UoHHealthSocSci @HUDVC @HUDVC

NEW @DianaJohnsonMP: MPs will continue to do what we think is right on Brexit – whatever threats come our way https://t.co/C6unyfIeEv

V worried PM still wants her deal or no deal & will run down clock again til we end up with No Deal chaos on 12 April. We’ve tabled further cross party amendment; if PMs Deal isn’t passed, Govt must set out plan to prevent No Deal on 12 April, taking account of indicative votes

The Twenties MP who was too young to vote: Watch @RachelReevesMP & @satisfactory20 on #TheWeekinParliament at 11pm

Our cross-party amendment for Monday. It aims to start the process of trying to identify whether there is an alternative way forward that the House of Commons can support.

You’ll be hugely missed Dee. Thank you for your service.

With current events, anyone else up for a bit more #moreincommon spirit? I think about our friend Jo everyday. I see her coat of arms in the Commons Chamber. I try to think about positive things I can do to bring people together. Who is with me? #lovelikeJo

Please give what you can to our supporter Mel's fundraising page. Mel is going to #Run4LWA in the @BigFunRun on Sun 14th July to raise vital funds for our domestic violence support services. You can sponsor her here: https://t.co/eKITzfZjGK

A huge pleasure to be able to welcome you to Parliament!

Thanks to Year 10 at @LeedsWestWay for having me as part of the @speakrs4schools this morning. We had some fantastic discussions about their future career plans, how we could improve the local area and the pros and cons of working in Politics.

It was a privilege to be approached by 8th South-West Leeds Scouting Group recently about the remarkable achievements of Chloe, from Old Farnley in my constituency. Congratulations Chloe, you're an inspiration to us all. Good luck with the next challenge!

He tried to assault me, grabbed & bent my glasses and for a moment I thought he was going to hit me. 3 grown men had to prise him off me. This is not normal, I’m representing my constituents but @theresa_may has whipped up fear and division with her speech last night