Today is World Homelessness day, I spent Sunday evening talking with York’s homeless community, charities and other support agencies.Read more
Rachael Maskell MP for York Central joined with anti-fracking campaigners at the gates of the fracking site in Kirby Misperton, Ryedale yesterday to call for an end to fracking and for the local Council to listen to the objections from the local community.Read more
Pubs are important community hubs in York, and across the UK they provide 850,000 jobs. We must try to ensure that pubs continue to play their important role in British life.
Before the Spring Budget, a number of organisations joined CAMRA in calling for support for pubs facing significant increases in their business rates due to the revaluation which comes into force in April. I supported this call as I know the detrimental impact that this is having on pubs.Read more
Rachael Maskell MP said: York Central Labour MP Rachael Maskell said the figures evidenced why York had such a serious housing crisis, and said the council’s ‘failure to build new homes for local people’ had exacerbated this crisis. Click here to read the full York Press article.
AS THE summer draws to an end, children are heading back to school and others will be heading off to college or university.
I have now returned to Parliament after a busy summer working to support residents and businesses across the city.
Some of the biggest global challenges for a generation will be debated in the forthcoming term in Parliament and I will also be focusing my work on the future of our region and the need for investment in the local economy and infrastructure.
Instead of the same rhetoric coming from the Government surrounding the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ we actually need a strategy that plugs into the potential that cities like York has to offer.Read more
Watch the Team Labour Highlights from It’s a Knockout, raising money for St Leonard’s Hospice.
Rachael Maskell MP said:
“It was great fun to join up with local councillors and labour party members to form a team for ‘It’s a Knockout’. I greatly appreciate all the incredible work St Leonard’s Hospice do in providing care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. York's Hospice gets a disproportionately low contribution to its running cost from the CCG compared with other hospices and relies heavily on money raised by the public to provide local people and their families with free care. This is why fundraising events like ‘It’s a Knockout’ today are such fantastic events to sponsor and get involved in.”Read more