Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

Yvette Cooper’s voting in Parliament

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Yvette Cooper never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Water Cannon 15 Jul 2015

    I thank the Home Secretary for her statement. She and I are often at odds on Home Office issues—she will know that we have disagreed on issues relating to police reform, including on police and crime commissioners, and she referred to that at the end of her statement—but today, on the main substance of her statement, I could not agree with her more. She is exactly right to reject...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Calais 14 Jul 2015

    I thank the Home Secretary for her statement and for advance sight of it this morning. When order breaks down, a difficult situation can become desperate. That is what is happening in Calais. Today, there are reports that three people were injured after they broke into the French channel tunnel terminal. That comes just a week after a young man from Eritrea died, attempting to board a freight...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Extremism 6 Jul 2015

    We have all been appalled by the terrible attack in Tunisia and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the 30 British nationals who have lost their lives. We know that tomorrow will also be a painful day for the families of the 52 people who died and the hundreds who were injured in the terrorist attacks in London 10 years ago. It is a day that none of us can forget, and tomorrow...

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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
  • 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 31 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 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 47.17% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1209 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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.

Date of receipt: 23 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 23 September 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 January 2015)
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 (updated 25 May 2015) was raised of which I received £5,100 (updated 25 May 2015) for my constituency campaign funds, including one registrable donation shown below (updated 25 May 2015).

Date of receipt: 2 March 2015

Date of acceptance: 5 March 2015

Donor status: other

(Registered 20 March 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

Date of receipt: 27 January 2015

Date of acceptance: 27 January 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 March 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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: BM Creative Management Ltd
Address of donor: Aldwych House, 81 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 25 February 2015

Date of acceptance: 25 February 2015

Donor status: company, registration 5635995

(Registered 23 March 2015)
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 received: 4 June 2015

Date accepted: 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 received: 19 June 2015

Date of accepted: 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 received: 10 June 2015

Date accepted: 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: serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-30 June 2015, value £14,473.10 (including deposit of £9,958.02)

Date received: 1 June 2015

Date accepted: 1 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 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: serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-30 June 2015, value £10,000 (including deposit of £6,919.98)

Date received: 1 June 2015

Date accepted: 1 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(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: 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: serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 July 2015, value £5,228.50

Date of receipt: 1 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 July 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: serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 July 2015, value £5,228.50

Date of receipt: 1 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(Registered 17 July 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 rent of a flat for my leadership campaign staff to stay in for one month 1-30 June 2015, 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)
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 rent of a flat for my leadership campaign staff to stay in for one month 1-31 July 2015, 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)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): food, accommodation and transport: £822.74

Destination of visit: Paris

Date of visit: 15-17 January 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2015 Conference.

(Registered 20 March 2015)

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