• Blog

    Housing Campaign - Survey

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    On Saturday, I launched my housing campaign in The Groves, York to listen to residents and tackle the growing issue of housing.

    There is a housing crisis in York: more and more people are moving away because they cannot afford to rent or buy a home in our city. Nationally, home ownership has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years. I’m committed to tackling the housing crisis and I want residents to tell me what their priorities are. It will take about two minutes to answer the 12 questions and there is a chance to add further comments at the end. www.rachaelmaskell.com/housing_survey

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    Article - Defra & Housing

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    D E F R A

    I am proud to be representing Labour as the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and will work tirelessly to ensure I get the best for York and the country moving forward. Like many Government departments DEFRA has seen huge cuts to its budget with planned cuts that will total a 57% reduction in real terms from 2010.

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  • In Parliament

    Snaring Debate

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    Last week in a debate brought before Parliament regarding snares, Rachael Maskell MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs called for a ban on the use of snares.

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    Environment Questions

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    Last week, Rachael Maskell MP led Labour's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questions as the Shadow Secretary of State.

    Like many government departments, it seems DEFRA was woefully underprepared for a decision to leave the European Union, despite the enormous role that the EU plays in the UK's agricultural sector. Some 65% of agricultural workers are EU born and yet no plans have been made to ensure their security in the coming months and years.

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  • Volunteer sign up

    Join Team Rachael

    We work hard all year round to make our country a fairer and more equal society. Will you take a couple of minutes to let us know how you could help as part of Rachael's team? It doesn't matter if you've not been campaigning before - We're a friendly bunch and there will be training for anything you want to help with.