Vernon Coaker

MP, Gedling

Gedling Labour

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Vernon Coaker’s voting in Parliament

Vernon Coaker is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Vernon Coaker sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Vernon Coaker generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Vernon Coaker generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Vernon Coaker has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Homicide: Loughinisland 27 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she plans to take in response to the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland's statutory report into the murders at the Heights Bar, Loughinisland on 18 June 1994, published on 9 June 2016; and if she will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: EU Referendum 8 Jun 2016

    During his discussions with the Northern Ireland parties, has the Minister said whether he thinks that it would help the police if we left the European Union, given that, before the introduction of the European arrest warrant, extradition took, on average, a year rather than the 48 days that it takes now, and given that 162 criminals have been removed from Northern Ireland since 2009 through...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: EU Referendum 8 Jun 2016

    I agree with what the Minister has said, even if his own Secretary of State does not. Both the Chancellor and the Northern Ireland Office have spelt out the consequences for the border of leaving the EU. Moreover, I have a copy of a letter to the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade in which the Home Office also spells out the potential consequences for the common travel area, given that an...

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Labour MP for Gedling

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Northern Ireland
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Iraq
  • Public Expenditure
  • Army
  • Angola
  • Bahrain

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Schools) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 1 Feb 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Vernon Coaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 67 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Vernon Coaker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 672 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: MBDA
Address of donor: 11 Strand, London WC2N 5RJ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Eurostar tickets and entry tickets to the Paris International Air Show for me and my political adviser; total value £820

Destination of visit: Paris

Date of visit: 16-17 June 2015

Purpose of visit: to visit Paris Air Show in my capacity as Shadow Defence Secretary

(Registered 10 July 2015)

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