York has a history of pioneering women from chocolate’s Mary Craven to educator Mary Ward but it wasn’t until 2015 that York sent a woman to Parliament. 100 years ago, York women, joined forces with women across the country to fight for the right to vote, as depicted so well in last year’s York Theatre Royal production of ‘Everything is Possible’. Until this point, women were not deemed capable of determining who should govern them, let alone govern themselves.Read more
Last week Rachael Maskell MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.Read more
Rachael Maskell MP for York Central has written to the Secretary of State for Defence to call for one of the eight new Royal Navy Type 26 Frigates to be named the HMS York.Read more
At St Nicks Nature Reserve in York, Rachael Maskell MP joined volunteers this week to plant new trees on the site.Read more
Last week, (14 December 2017) Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, spoke out to back WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Women in a Parliamentary debate on Pension Equality.Read more
Rachael Maskell MP for York Central met with representatives from Cats Protection in Westminster today to discuss the charity's work to increase regulation on kitten sales and also to improve air gun licensing.Read more
Today, 2 December, Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, will join people collecting food for the Trussell Trust outside a branch of Tesco in York.
From Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2, more than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK are taking part in the annual Food Collection, which encourages shoppers to donate long-life foods to help charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network to give food and support to people who might otherwise go hungry this Christmas.
The MP is visiting the Tesco store in Low Ousegate to support the appeal, which last year collected 3.6 million meals for people in need.
The food donated to foodbanks in The Trussell Trust’s network is given in emergency food parcels to people referred because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families. Food donated to FareShare is distributed to charities and community groups who use it to provide meals for vulnerable groups such as isolated older people and those in homeless shelters.
This morning, Rachael Maskell MP for York Central joined workers from Northern Rail in the RMT union at York Railway Station as they strike to save the job of the guard on trains.Read more