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
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.
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.
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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