This website features content published while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the election on 8 June, 2017.
On Monday, Rachael Maskell MP for York Central attended the declaration to make York the first Human Rights City in the UK.
From Bandung in Indonesia and Graz in Austria to Richmond, California in the US and Thies in Senegal, residents and authorities are looking at international human rights and putting them into action in their own communities.
Over Easter, Rachael Maskell MP attended the Gateway Centre in Front Street, Acomb, together with Councillor Janet Looker to hand over Easter eggs to York Food Banks. The Trussell Trust run the food bank in Acomb but they distribute food throughout York and have centres in Tang Hall, Bell Farm and the city centre.
In Westminster, at the last Prime Minister's Questions, the Prime Minister failed to give an assurance to York Central’s MP, Rachael Maskell, that the government would intervene to try and avert the 300 job losses announced by Nestle yesterday and safeguard future jobs.
On Monday (24 April) in the House of Commons, Rachael Maskell MP for York Central, called upon the Business Minister, Sajid Javid, to provide more help for small businesses in York which are struggling because of changes that the Government have made to Business Rates.