Why Rachel backs More United:
"As the MP for Leeds West for the past 7 years, I have been committed to an open and tolerant society that provides opportunity for all not just the few, both here and across the UK. I have worked locally to bridge the gaps between different communities in order to stem hate crime in the aftermath of the EU referendum, working with the Muslim and Sikh communities locally as well as the Eastern European communities.
"I will also press the Government on their commitment to tackle climate change and step up on protecting my constituency against floods both through fulfilling their commitments to reduce carbon emissions and delivering much needed flood defences on the river Aire. As the only candidate who is able to represent progressive views in Leeds West, I hope you will consider supporting me."
About Rachel Reeves
With her background as an economist, Rachel has a great deal of expertise in this area and has written studies about the financial crisis for top think tanks. She is in favour of electoral reform to introduce a more proportional voting system.
Frustrated at the shortage of women remembered in Parliamentary history, Rachel recently wrote and published the first biography of pioneering parliamentarian, Alice Bacon MP from 1945.
Rachel is especially keen to receive endorsement and volunteers from More United, rather than financial support in this election.