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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 steps his Department has taken to help ensure long term career development for people employed in social care; and what assessment he has made of the correlation between career development and (a) recruitment and (b) retention of social care staff.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 33266, for what reasons the Government is not collating data on GP appointments which relate to hospital waiting lists for (a) appointments, (b) treatments or (c) surgery to improve patient flow and pressure on the system.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a population health model of strategic leadership in order that communities can determine local health priorities.
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: 4 Oct 2021.