Rachael Maskell

Labour/Co-operative MP for York Central

@rachaelmaskell https://facebook.com/rachaelmaskell4york

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Rachael Maskell) represents you, and all of the people who live in York Central, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Labour/Co-operative MP for York Central

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Rachael Maskell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Dental Services
  • Schools: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Screening

Currently held offices

  • Member, Tobacco and Vapes Bill Committee (since 24 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 4 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill Committee (18 Jan 2023 to 25 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill Committee (30 Nov 2022 to 7 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (15 Jun 2022 to 20 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 25 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill Committee ( 5 Jan 2022 to 12 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (10 Apr 2020 to 14 Dec 2021)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights ( 7 Jan 2020 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) ( 3 Jul 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (27 Jun 2016 to 1 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee ( 8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Bullying and Respect at Work Bill: Second Reading – Rachael Maskell. Private Members' Bills
  • Infected Blood Compensation Scheme 21 May 2024

    We are indebted to Sir Brian Langstaff for the comprehensive work that he has undertaken. However, it leaves many questions about the transparency and accountability of Government—to this place and to Committees but also to the public. Can we ensure that those infected and affected are involved in co-producing the outcomes of the recommendations? Can we also ensure that the separate...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes 21 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of ending the use of vapes for smoking cessation.

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (flat)
Number of properties: 1
Location: London
Ownership details: Shared ownership with family. I have a minority share.
(Registered 5 June 2015; updated 23 August 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
A director (unpaid) of Transform Labour Ltd (formally Transform Europe (Campaign) Ltd). This is a dormant company, limited by guarantee, which applied for dissolution on 28 June 2023.
Date interest arose: 2 July 2019
Date interest ended: 10 June 2023
(Registered 28 July 2023)

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