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Rachael's Campaign Launch

Rachael Maskell launched her re-election campaign for the General Election at Tower Gardens on Saturday.

 

Delivering a rebuke to Theresa May and her Tory government for the reckless timing of the election, Rachael emphasied the stark differences between the Conservative punishment and demonisation of those "on the line, under the line" who have come to her office in need, and Labour’s promise to turn the spotlight on the establishment by demanding that the £40 billion in avoided taxes are paid.

Noting the urgent need for feet on the ground, Rachael made a call to action:

"From today, I want to see your faces out on the streets. Putting the leaflets through the letter boxes, knocking on the doors, having the conversations with your friends, your colleagues, your neighbours and to get this message out: if you want a country that works for you, it's not the Tories, it's Labour that will deliver that.

"We can win in York. We will win in York. Because we have got the values and the principles that are needed in politics."

If you want to help campaign and help us win in York, sign up today.

Rachael Maskell's re-election campaign gets off to a flying start

Rachael Maskell launched her re-election campaign for the General Election at Tower Gardens on Saturday.

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There will be a General Strategy All Member meeting at the George Hudson Room, West Offices on Friday 28 April at 7:30pm.

This will be a special meeting open to all Labour Party members.

The NEC has agreed a selection procedure that provides for sitting MPs to confirm their intention to stand for re-election and, if they decide to stand again, they are deemed automatically reselected. Our York Central MP, Rachael Maskell, has confirmed her intention to stand and is therefore our candidate for that consitituency. There will be no trigger ballot.

Our candidate for York Outer will be selected from applications made via the Party website and selected by a panel of NEC and Regional Board representatives during the week beginning Monday 1 May 2017. 

Election Agents for the two York constituencies have been appointed and will outline their ideas for the campaign, and ask for views and suggestions. 

Rachael Maskell and (if one has been selected) the candidate for York Outer constituency will speak to the meeting.

Leaflets for delivery in York Central will also be available for collection.

General Strategy All Member Meeting – Friday 28 April – 7:30pm

There will be a General Strategy All Member meeting at the George Hudson Room, West Offices on Friday 28 April at 7:30pm.

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Voting in favour of an early General Election in Westminster today, Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central, outlined Labour’s commitment to tackling Britain’s economic inequality, reversing the chronic under-investment in public services, and particularly our NHS, and to transform our country and our city with Labour’s agenda for change.

Rachael Maskell says:

“The Prime Minister has been reckless in distracting her focus away from delivering the best deal over the UK’s future relationship with the EU, having already triggered Article 50. However this also proves that she has been unable to convince even EU negotiators that her hard Brexit, as opposed to a people’s Brexit, is in anyone’s interest. She is not fit for office, and as York Central voted for Labour’s agenda in 2015, now we have an even stronger policy platform, I want to give my constituents a chance to have a Government that will put their interests first.

“In less than two years I have led campaigns in York against cuts to the NHS and further privatisation, for a comprehensive and affordable public transport infrastructure, for the housing that local people need, not luxury apartments, against cuts to schools and for a better environment. With a failed business rates system, I have lobbied the Government hard for changes for small businesses, and the Government are now responding to my demands, and I am resisting job losses across the public and private sector in the city.

“It has been an honour to serve York for the last two years, especially at moments of crisis like with the closure of Bootham Park Hospital, during the floods and achieving more funding for the city, and to help the 1000s of people who have come to see me for personal help over this period. I know it has been a really tough couple of years, and I have done all I can to meet their needs.

“Over the last couple of months, Labour’s new national policy agenda has proved popular, not just amongst Labour voters, but the whole electorate. Fully costed, Labour will take on Britain’s inequality head on through redistributing the nation’s wealth, will reinvest in our NHS and renationalise the railways and will work for a future relationship with Europe which will put our economy and trade, jobs, the environment and national security at the heart of its agenda.”

Rachael Maskell votes for an early General Election

Voting in favour of an early General Election in Westminster today, Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central, outlined Labour’s commitment to tackling Britain’s economic inequality, reversing the chronic under-investment...

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