Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

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How Yvette Cooper voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Yvette Cooper never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Points of Order 22 Jul 2014

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Many Members across the House may have experienced what I have experienced, certainly in my constituency office, which is an increase in the number of cases of people being concerned about passport delays and struggling to get their passports in time. Would the Home Secretary agree to publish weekly figures about the detail of the backlog in the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Police Reform 22 Jul 2014

    I thank the Home Secretary for sight of her statement. Our long British tradition of policing by consent depends on our maintaining and ensuring the very highest standards of integrity and professionalism in British policing. The international reputation of our police is high. We know about the bravery and integrity of many officers across the country, but we also know that when policing goes...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Child Abuse 17 Jul 2014

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary to make a statement about child abuse.

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Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Pontefract and Castleford

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Women and Equalities
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Knives: Crime
  • Public Expenditure
  • Police: Accountability

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Foreign secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (25 Jan 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Housing), Department for Communities and Local Government (28 Jun 2007 to 25 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (17 Jun 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (11 May 2005 to 17 Jun 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Public Health), Department of Health (11 Oct 1999 to 29 May 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 28 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.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Yvette Cooper’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1141 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Thompsons Solicitors LLP
(b) Address of donor: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LW
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 donation to the Labour Party to pay towards a member of staff working for me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
(b) Date of receipt: 5 June 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 5 June 2013
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 3 July 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Money raised at a fundraising dinner towards a member of staff working for me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department. (A small amount was also raised for the Labour Party.)
(b) Address of donor: c/o Labour Party, Kings Manor, Newcastle NE1 6PA
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £30,516. This includes the individual donations listed below.
(b) Date of receipt: 11 June 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 June 2013
(b) Donor status: other
(b) (Registered 12 July 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Barbara Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £16,459
(b) Date of receipt: 11 June 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 June 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 12 July 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Helena Doughty
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,480
(b) Date of receipt: 11 June 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 June 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 12 July 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Lesley Robinson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 donation to the Labour Party towards a member of staff working for me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
(b) Date of receipt: 15 July 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 15 July 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 15 August 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Barbara Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,550 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to my office in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs
(b) Date of receipt:  31 January 2014
(b) Date of acceptance:  31 January 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 13 February 2014)

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