Rachael Maskell is MP for York Central

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Rachael Maskell is MP for York Central and a member of the Labour party.

Rachael Maskell has 34960 followers on Twitter.

Yes: The unions are the beating heart of our movement. @JonCruddas_1 calls it right. We should stand with working people, not cross by on the other side. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/26/jon-cruddas-labour-party-must-support-rail-workers-in-pay-dispute?CMP=share_btn_link


Don't miss the @NPCthinks 20th Anniversary essay and interview collection. Part 1 out now; Part 2 lands on Monday.

@Gus_ODonnell @RachaelMaskell @wright_catch22 @alisongcpag @samuelkasumu @pollyn1 @JavedKhanCEO and many more!


The Once Seen Theatre once again put on a fabulous show in York with Bring Out The Bunting tonight. They are all such talented actors.

Rachael Maskell MP joins railway workers picket line in York: Government should be building the railways up, not running them down @YorkPress @RMTunion https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20236040.rachael-maskell-mp-joins-railway-workers-picket-line-york/?ref=twtrec

What a loss. My condolences to Harry's family. He was for such a friendly and cheerful legend of the BBC and our city of York. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61927303?fs=e&s=cl

I note questions are being asked about my expenses. For clarity, these are the costs of running the constituency office, including paying for 10 members of staff, postage on letters, running an IT system, etc. The only expenses I claim is my standard class travel to Parliament.

Charities must challenge and change the frameworks of society. Here's how to do this in this #20YearsOfNPC essay by @RachaelMaskell, MP for York Central and former Shadow Minister for Civil Society: https://www.thinknpc.org/blog/rachael-maskell

Thanks to @karinsmyth and @RachaelMaskell for pledging your support for #equalchance for adopted people at yesterday's launch of the #adoptionbarometer22

I won't be crossing a picket line tonight @RMTunion but have a 5 1/2 hour coach journey ahead. #SolidarityRMT Lots of time to catch up on constituency correspondence.

How will levelling up actually work; what are the opportunities for York in supporting all parts of our community to thrive - join the conversation:

@MakeItYork @CityofYork @RachaelMaskell @ProfKTrehan @jrf_uk @PaulKissack @YNYLEP @FSBNorthYorks

Government still won't engage with the @RMTunion to resolve this dispute. Instead they're stoking it in Parliament with strike breaking legislation. Give us a plan to (1) smooth to future skills to stop compulsory redundancies, (2) increase patronage, and (3) a fair pay deal.

I’ve been on the picket line this morning with the @RMTunion. The Tories have failed to take the concerns of railway workers seriously and have forced strike action from working people who deserve far better. Safety on the railways, no job cuts and fair pay.

Out supporting low paid workers on the @RMTunion picket line this morning - rail staff telling me how the cost of living is hitting them and their families. Stay strong.

👑 Tonight the Removal of Titles Bill received its First Reading as I introduced this Bill to the House of Commons. The monach or Parliament will be able to remove the title of the 'Duke of York', for example, if this Bill reaches the statute books. 👑

📜 Tonight I have introduced a Bill to license 'airbnbs', short term holiday lets, so Councils can have powers to give or remove licenses, including for reasons of safety, noice and nuisance and raise local revenue from these properties. We need to end the unregulated market. 📜

Today we officially opened the £38 million newly upgraded Foss Barrier in York, now one of the most resilient flood defences in the country, meaning 2,000 properties will be better protected from the impacts of climate change.
Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2000-properties-in-york-now-better-protected-with-foss-barrier-upgrade-and-new-flood-defences

6 years ago the brightest of lights, Jo Cox MP, was taken from us in darkest of moments. We must never forget her words, "we have more in common than that which divides us". May our actions lead to unity in her memory.

This afternoon I have made a clear case for how Government and employers must resolve the industrial impasse with the @RMTunion The union wants to talk, I trust @grantshapps @RishiSunak will seize this opportunity to build constructive talks to resolve this dispute.

🇫🇰 40 years ago the future of the Falkland Islands became the focus of the world. 255 British troops, 649 Argentinian military and 3 Falkland Islanders died. Many more were physically and mentally injured. May peace be sustained. #Falklands40 🇫🇰

This flight to Rwanda must be stopped there are just 8 people on the flight and 3 are appealing today. This is not just at huge cost to the tax payer but at huge cost to the dignity and rights of those fleeing to the UK. @pritipatel show some humanity #RefugeesWelcome

'We stand with you!': messages of support as Kyiv City Ballet arrives in York @yorkpress https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20207259.kyiv-city-ballet-arrives-york-ahead-gala-performance-tomorrow/?ref=twtrec

🇺🇦 Amazing to welcome Kyiv City Ballet (with visas - phew) as they journey onto #York @Yorktheatre with @tomwbird raising fund for @UNICEF with their epic performance tomorrow night. 🇺🇦

📻 Coming up on v busy Week in Westminster on Radio 4 at 11: Kenneth Baker and Danny Kruger on Boris Johnson; @rcolvile + @pollyn1 on right to buy; Patrick McLoughlin and @RachaelMaskell on rail strikes and @ChiOnwurah and @edvaizey on Horizon. Listen in!

York MP waits ‘months’ for responses. In an unusual intervention, following my question, the Speaker highlighted how common this was for MPs across the Commons. @yorkpress https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20198452.york-mp-waits-months-responses/?ref=twtrec

It's time for a new deal.
Next Saturday, we're marching for change on the streets of London.

Portland Place, London | Assemble from 10.30am | March departs 12pm | Rally 1pm

@labourunionsuk #DemandBetter

Tonight I've read the @YSTeachingNHS @CQCProf report into the quality of medical care. It's clear that there are serious concerns which must be addressed, including staffing, which is impacted by external factors. Our NHS staff are so caring but under immense pressures.

The case for PR in under 2 minutes...
@Politics4Many @SamTarry @labourlewis @RachaelMaskell @lloyd_rm @osbornecaro @Labour4PR @unisontheunion @James_Beckles @julie4north @LynnFaeLeith
Why do we need PR? https://youtu.be/ChG18r3wn80 via @YouTube 1/2...

📜Read my column 👇 "With the systems crashing down beside us, all can understand what happens when your thirst for power exceeds your hunger to serve." @yorkpress
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20192783.rotten-pm-brought-us-near-ruin/?ref=twtrec 📜

Plans to axe full-time firefighters will risk public safety @NorthYorksFBU @northyorkspfcc I will do all I can to help - let's work together to cut risk and save our service . https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20196168.axing-full-time-firefighters-will-put-safety-risk---says-union-boss/?ref=twtrec

On this day 95 years ago, the @CoopParty and @UKLabour signed the Cheltenham Agreement – creating the historic partnership between our Parties.

We're proud to be an independent political party whilst also working with @UKLabour to stand candidates who share our co-op values 🌹🐝

While Boris Johnson has been focused on saving his job today my friend @PaulJSweeney has been down in Westminster advocating for drugs policy that would save lives.

His Bill would set up Overdose Prevention Centres in Scotland. 21st century drugs policy we should see everywhere.

Visited the converted ambulance that housed Glasgow’s Overdose Prevention Service today in Westminster. Learnt about its amazing work of reducing harm & saving lives.
I also spoke to @PaulJSweeney about his vital Drug Death Prevention Bill introduced in the Scottish Parliament.

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