Rachel Reeves

Former Labour MP for Leeds West

@RachelReevesMP https://facebook.com/rachelreeves10

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Recent appearances

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Executive Pay 22 Oct 2019

    The chief executive of Thomas Cook was paid more than £8 million during his time as chief executive of a company that has now collapsed, costing 9,000 jobs in this country, with 150,000 customers having to be brought home at a cost to the taxpayer. When he gave evidence to our Select Committee last week, he said he would reflect on whether he will pay back any of his bonus. What will the...
  • Preparations for Leaving the EU: Points of Order 8 Oct 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Lots of people will be watching Parliament on television today, but, of course, that was not possible 30 years ago. Twenty-seven years ago, Baroness Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons. Today is her 90th birthday. I wondered what pieces of advice you could give on how we could all go about wishing her a happy birthday.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection: Enforcement 7 Oct 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for responding to his Department's Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence, published in November 2018.

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Former Labour MP for Leeds West

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Rachel Reeves campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Universal Credit
  • Government Procurement Card
  • Pay
  • Recruitment
  • Plants

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Rachel Reeves’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 45 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 100 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 309 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from JPI Media Publishing Ltd, 2 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PU, for columns in the Yorkshire Post. Payments before December 2018 were from Johnston Publishing ltd, Johnston Accounting Centre, Unex House, Suite B, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough PE1 1NG. (Registered 13 July 2018; updated 22 January 2019)
13 November 2018, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2018)
13 December 2018, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 December 2018)
13 February 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2019)
18 February 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2019)
11 April 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2019)
13 May 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2019)
12 June 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 June 2019)
15 July 2019, received £200 for two columns. Hours: 6 hrs in total. (Registered 17 July 2019)
19 July 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 August 2019)
5 August 2019, received £100. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 August 2019)
22 November 2018, received £120 from Political Quarterly, St Vincent Market Street, Lynton EX35 6AF, for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2018)
11 March 2019, received £1,140 from Audible Ltd, 26-28 Glasshouse Yard, London EC1A 4JU, via Peters Fraser & Dunlop Ltd, 55 New Oxford Street, London WC1A IBS, for the recording of an audiobook. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2019)
4 April 2019, received £200 from the BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for an appearance on Any Questions. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 05 April 2019)
17 April 2019, received £1,500 from Tortoise (a media company), 16-19 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DY, for writing an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 23 April 2019)
28 May 2019, received £150 for appearance at the Ilkley Literature Festival, from Ilkley Literature Festival,9 the Grove, LS29 9LL. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 June 2019)
20 May 2019, received £300 for appearance at Bristol Festival of Ideas (an arts event), Leigh Court. Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 June 2019)
13 June 2019, received £150 for appearance at the Derby Book Festival, 13 Lavender Row, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DF. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 June 2019)
17 June 2019, received £276 from the Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for writing an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 June 2019)
18 July 2019, received £150 from Dulwich Books Ltd, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8SW, for an appearance at the Balham Literary Festival. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2019)
30 August 2019, received £200 from the Edinburgh Book Festival, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, for a talk on my book. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 30 August 2019)
Payment of £500 expected from Intelligence Squared Ltd, 6th floor Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ, for speaking at an event on 26 September 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 October 2019)
28 October 2019, received £150 from the Knutsford Literary Festival, 76 Glebelands Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9DZ, for speaking at an event. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 October 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 15 April 2019

Date accepted: 17 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 April 2019)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of research and writing services between 28 June 2018 and 14 May 2019, total value £4,840

Date received: 28 June 2018 – 14 May 2019

Date accepted: 28 June 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 May 2019)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Provision of research and writing services between 15 May and 31 December 2019, value estimated at between £5,000 and £6,000

Date received: 15 May – 31 December 2019

Date accepted: 15 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 May 2019)
Name of donor: GMB Yorkshire
Address of donor: Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 for a piece of research work

Date received: 20 June 2019

Date accepted: 20 June 2019

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 23 August 2019)
Name of donor: Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 15 September 2019

Date accepted: 15 September 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 September 2019)
Name of donor: Richard Parker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 22 October 2019

Date accepted: 22 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 October 2019)

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