Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Child Refugee Resettlement 10 May 2016

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if she will make a statement on the resettlement of child refugees and the implementation of the Dubs amendment.
  • Child Refugee Resettlement 10 May 2016

    I have asked this urgent question because, at the end of the debate last night, the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) raised the evidence that No. 10 had briefed that we would not see the first children arrive in Britain until the end of the year, which is in seven months’ time. That is in contrast with the urgency we heard from the Minister in yesterday’s...

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Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Entered the 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
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Knives: Crime
  • Public Expenditure
  • Asylum: EU Law

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Home Secretary (20 Jan 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • 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 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Yvette Cooper’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1250 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Fundraiser organised by myself and another Labour candidate
Address of Donor: n/a

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,700 was raised of which I received £5,100 for my constituency campaign funds, including one registrable donation shown below.

Date of receipt: 2 March 2015

Date of acceptance: 5 March 2015

Donor status: other

(Registered 20 March 2015; updated 25 May 2015)
Name of donor: Q Hotel Services
Address of donor: Wellington House, Cliffe Park, Bruntcliffe Road, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 0RY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 of which I received £1,500 for my constituency campaign funds.

Date received: 2 March 2015

Date accepted: 5 March 2015

Donor status: company, registration 04683806

(Registered 25 May 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to my office in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to my office in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to staffing in my office.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to staffing in my office.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Donation of £4,600, received through the Labour Party

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 February 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Ken Follett and Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £50,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 4 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 9 June 2015

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Sonny Leong
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 19 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 19 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Oxford Street, Lambourn, Hungerford RG17 8XP

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 10 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 10 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 03829637

(Registered 26 June 2015)
Name of donor: Anwar Ansari
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-30 June 2015, value £14,473.10 (including deposit of £9,958.02)

Date of receipt: 1 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2015; updated 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: AA Homes and Housing
Address of donor: Room 74, Coombe Farm, Oaks Road, Croydon CRO 5HL

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-30 June 2015, value £10,000 (including deposit of £6,919.98)

Date of receipt: 1 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(Registered 26 June 2015; updated 26 August 2015)
Name of donor: Sonny Leong
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 8 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 8 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2015)
Name of donor: Manoj Ladwa
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 10 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 10 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2015)
Name of donor: Anwar Ansari
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 July 2015, value £5,064

Date of receipt: 1 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 2015; updated 17 August 2015)
Name of donor: AA Homes and Housing
Address of donor: Room 74, Coombe Farm, Oaks Road, Croydon CRO 5HL

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 July 2015, value £5,064

Date of receipt: 1 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(Registered 17 July 2015; updated 17 August 2015)
Name of donor: Latitude Croydon Ltd
Address of donor: Faiman Law House, Park Terrace, Worcester KT4 7JZ

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the use of a flat for my leadership campaign staff to stay in for one month 1-30 June 2015, rental value £1,200 (Registered together with donation of 1 July 2015)

Date of receipt: 31 May 2015

Date of acceptance: 31 May 2015

Donor status: company, registration 9396683

(Registered 17 July 2015; updated 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: Latitude Croydon Ltd
Address of donor: Faiman Law House, Park Terrace, Worcester KT4 7JZ

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the use of a flat for my leadership campaign staff to stay in for one month 1-31 July 2015, rental value £1,200 (Registered together with donation of 31 May 2015)

Date of receipt: 1 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 9396683

(Registered 17 July 2015; updated 24 August 2015)
Name of donor: Red Capital Ltd
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 14 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 14 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 6330576

(Registered 10 August 2015)
Name of donor: Ken and Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £50,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 15 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 15 July 2015

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 10 August 2015)
Name of donor: Martin Clarke
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £37,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 15 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 15 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £75,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 16 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 16 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2015)
Name of donor: David Menzies Management Services Limited
Address of donor: 26/28 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QT

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,000 to meet the costs of a fundraising dinner for my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 15 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 15 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 320998

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Gurnek Baines
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 24 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Henry Tinsley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 24 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Anthony Doyle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 27 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 27 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Sonny Leong
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 5 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 5 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 August 2015)
Name of donor: Anwar Ansari
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 August 2015, value £5,627.73

Date of receipt: 1 August 2015

Date acceptance: 1 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: AA Homes and Housing
Address of donor: Room 74, Coombe Farm, Oaks Road, Croydon CRO 5HL

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 August 2015, value £5,627.73

Date of receipt: 1 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Felicia Nicolette Gavron
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 11 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Goldsmith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 11 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: John Reid
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 24 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Rima Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Berkeley Garden, London N21 2BA

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £1,200 in covering the cost of food at a fundraiser for my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with later donation on 24 August 2015)

Date of receipt: 6 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 6 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 7843190

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: Rima Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Berkeley Garden, London N21 2BA

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £1,000 for tables at fundraising dinner for my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with earlier donation on 6 July 2015)

Date of receipt: 24 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 7843190

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 9 September 2015

Date of acceptance: 9 September 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 October 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £12,500 to hire a member of staff

Date received: 29 March 2016

Date accepted: 29 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 May 2016)

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