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Rachael Maskell is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.
However, Rachael Maskell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Rachael Maskell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rachael Maskell’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he made of the average pay differential between NHS staff and care staff in each of the last 10 years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to close the pay gap between people working in (a) the NHS and (b) social care.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of placing health and social care staff on comparable (a) pay scales and (b) terms and conditions.
Labour/Co-operative MP for York Central
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Rachael Maskell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.