Rachel Reeves

MP, Leeds West

Leeds West Labour

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How Rachel Reeves voted
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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails

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Rachel Reeves never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 1 Sep 2014

    Two thirds of children in poverty now live in families in which somebody is working, and a record 5 million people are earning less than a living wage. In-work poverty is an injustice and an indignity to those who suffer it, but it also costs the taxpayer through the benefit system. Will the Secretary of State tell us by how much the spending on housing benefit for people in work is expected...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 1 Sep 2014

    The reality is that housing benefit overall is going to go up in real terms from 23 billion at the beginning of this Parliament to 24.6 billion at the end of it. Housing benefit for people in work is forecast to rise by a staggering 12.9 billion between 2010 and 2018. Does that not show that taking action to make work pay would be a much more effective way of controlling...
  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 17 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of universal claimants who will be self-employed once universal credit is fully rolled out.

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Labour MP for Leeds West

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Universal Credit
  • Government Procurement Card
  • Pay
  • Recruitment
  • Plants

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: UCATT
(a) Address of donor: 177 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9RL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 21 February 2014)
(a) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(a) Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £60,000 given through the Labour Party to support me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions
(a) Date of receipt: 24 October 2013
(a) Date of acceptance: 31 October 2013
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 4 November 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Leeds West CLP via Central Labour Party
(a) Address of donor: c/o Labour Party, Kings Manor, Newcastle, NE1 6PA
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The money was raised at a fundraising event for the benefit of Leeds West Constituency Labour Party and Pudsey Constituency Labour Party in support of myself and the Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for another constituency. The total raised was approximately £14,000 and I will receive approximately £7,000.
(a) Donor status: Unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 7 February 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel 
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights costing £550, additional transport costing £60, and accommodation, food and drink with a value of: £640; total value of £1,250. (Some hospitality was also provided by the Israeli Government, Palestinian Authority and the IDC Herzliya.)
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian territories
Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014
Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with defence and security focus
(Registered 14 January 2014)

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