Rachel Reeves

Leeds West Labour

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How Rachel Reeves voted
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • 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 very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Rachel Reeves never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Remploy 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much personal budget his Department allocated to each Remploy worker; (2) how much of the funding available for Remploy worker personal budgets has been allocated and used by individuals.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 31 Mar 2014

    Just 46% of disabled people are in work, while 40% of disabled people not working report that they want to work. Helping disabled people into work provides them with security and dignity as well as helping control the costs of social security. Will the Secretary of State tell the House what proportion of disabled people referred to the Work programme get a job?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 31 Mar 2014

    The truth is that just 5% of disabled people on the Work programme end up in work. If that is a success, I would like to know what failure is. It is worse than doing nothing. It is a disgrace to let disabled people down in such a way. In the Budget, spending on employment and support allowance was revised up by a staggering 800 million because of delays, incompetence and the complete...

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Labour MP for Leeds West

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 41 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 57.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 176 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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:
Name of donor: UCATT
Address of donor: 177 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9RL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 21 February 2014)
(b)Support in the capacity as an MP:
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private
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
Date of receipt: 24 October 2013
Date of acceptance: 31 October 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 4 November 2013)
Name of donor: Leeds West CLP via Central Labour Party
Address of donor: c/o Labour Party, Kings Manor, Newcastle, NE1 6PA
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.
Donor status: Unincorporated association
(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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