Yvette Cooper

Former 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 very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
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Yvette Cooper never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will have heard the considerable concern in the House and the impact on our democracy of these serious allegations. Given that this Parliament is about to dissolve and that some of the affected Members are standing down, will you use your influence to urge the Home Secretary to come to the House and contact MPs directly to give them clear answers about the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions 23 Mar 2015

    The Office for Budget Responsibility says that the Chancellor is planning cuts that are much more severe than anything we have seen over the last five years. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that the cuts will be twice the size of any year’s cuts over this Parliament. That means a real-terms cut for the Home Office under the right hon. Lady’s plans over the next few years...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions 23 Mar 2015

    But the right hon. Lady has not managed even to meet her deficit plan, and we have already seen the police cut across the country. Her plans mean going further in the scale of police cuts, with 20,000 further police officers going across the country at a time when recorded rapes are up 30%, but fewer rapists are being arrested; when recorded violent crime is up 16%, but fewer violent...

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Former Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Home Secretary (since 20 Jan 2011)

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)
  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (24 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Office of the Deputy prime Minister) (Housing and Planning) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (11 Oct 1999 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 63.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 29 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.
  • 107 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1195 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Barbara Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a temporary administrative assistant and events coordinator to support me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, for 2 days a week between 8 April 2014 and 30 June 2014, at a value of £4,600.
(b) Date of receipt: 8 April 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 8 April 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 29 July 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Barbara Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: The services of a temporary administrative assistant and events coordinator to support me in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, for 2 days a week between 1 July 2014 and 30 September 2014, at a value of £4,600.
(b) Date of receipt: 23 September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 23 September 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 20 January 2015)

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