Yvette Cooper

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

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How Yvette Cooper voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • 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 very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Yvette Cooper never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    Today’s debate is one that the Home Secretary and Justice Secretary did not want to have. They have been forced into it by the three Select Committees because time and again they have tried to avoid coming to Parliament, avoid providing information to Parliament and avoid having a vote. The Select Committee on Home Affairs told them: “we have been disappointed with the extent and...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    I will give way to the hon. Lady, who is a member of the Fresh Start group and who, I am sure, must have been very disappointed with the Home Secretary’s conclusions.
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    I must say to the hon. Lady that we do not think that it is a muddle to have co-operation with European police forces to bring criminals to justice and to provide victims with justice. I know that the Fresh Start group, of which she is a leading member, thought that we should replace all of this with a new international treaty. The Chair of the European Scrutiny Committee and many Government...

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Labour MP for Normanton, 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 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 62.89% 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Yvette Cooper’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1108 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Ken Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 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: 2 May 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 2 May 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 16 May 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Lord Gulam Noon
(b) Address of donor: private
(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: 18 April 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 18 April 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 16 May 2013)
(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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