Rachel Hopkins

Labour MP for Luton South

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Rachel Hopkins) represents you, and all of the people who live in Luton South, 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 MP for Luton South

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Veterans: Advisory Services
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Independent Review of UK Government Welfare Services for Veterans
  • Cabinet Office: Discrimination
  • Veterans: Homelessness

Currently held offices

  • Member, Licensing Hours Extensions Bill Committee (since 7 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Justice Committee (since 5 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 1 Nov 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill ( 8 Mar 2023 to 15 Mar 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (22 Jul 2022 to 15 Nov 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 22 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill Committee ( 2 Dec 2021 to 14 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 7 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (22 Sep 2021 to 27 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Building Safety Bill Committee ( 9 Sep 2021 to 26 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 8 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 17 May 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry 18 Apr 2024

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal, particularly those in my constituency. I commend all campaigners across the country and in my constituency, including, of course, my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson). Two victims of this scandal are dying every week. We voted in December to...
  • Business of the House 18 Apr 2024

    The Prime Minister has said that he would hold a general election in June or July if the results of May’s election were not that bad for his party. May I ask the Leader of the House to persuade the Prime Minister to consider the good of the country when considering and deciding on the timing of the general election?
  • Electoral Commission Committee: Integrity of Elections 18 Apr 2024

    The committee has regular discussions with the Electoral Commission on issues relating to electoral integrity. The commission is working to ensure upcoming elections, including those in May and the next UK parliamentary general election, are well run and command public confidence. It continues to make recommendations to UK Governments and legislatures to further safeguard the UK’s...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Luton, used also for my partner's business: (i). (Registered 11 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 15 November 2023, a governor and director (unremunerated) of Luton Sixth Form College. (Registered 11 January 2020; updated 12 March 2024)
From 30 December 2020, unpaid Vice President of the LGA, which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government. (Registered 09 March 2021)

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