Rachel Reeves

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(politician, economist)
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Born Rachel Jane Reeves
13 February 1979
Lewisham, London, England
Alma mater New College (Oxford), London School of Economics
Relatives Ellie Reeves
Spouse Nicholas Joicey
Party Labour
Website http://www.rachelreeves.net

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 October 2013 - 8 June 2015
Preceded by Liam Byrne
Succeeded by Stephen Timms

Employment.png Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
7 October 2011 - 7 October 2013
Preceded by Angela Eagle
Succeeded by Christopher Leslie

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Leeds West

In office
6 May 2010 - Present

Rachel Reeves (born 13 February 1979) is a British Labour Party politician and an economist. She has served as the Member of Parliament for Leeds West since the 2010 General Election and has been tipped as a future Leader of the Labour Party.[1]

Career

Rachel Reeves was Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2013 but vowed not to return to the shadow cabinet after her maternity leave following Jeremy Corbyn's victory in the 2015 Labour leadership election.

Reeves' younger sister, Ellie, was a member of Labour's National Executive Committee and Joint Policy Committee until being voted off in August 2016, and is married to Parliamentary Labour Party chair John Cryer, Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead.[2] Ellie Reeves was elected MP for Lewisham West and Penge in the June 2017 General Election.[3]



References

  1. Jonny Greatrex "MP Tom Watson finds new love after break up of marriage", Birmingham Mail, 26 August 2012
  2. "Like Ed, we should all be friends of Israel"
  3. "Delighted to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for Lewisham West and Penge with a majority of 23,174"