Vernon Coaker

MP, Gedling

Gedling Labour

Vernon Coaker campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Vernon Coaker’s voting in Parliament

Vernon Coaker is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Vernon Coaker sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Vernon Coaker generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Vernon Coaker generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Vernon Coaker’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Vernon Coaker’s full vote analysis page for more.

Vernon Coaker has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Anti-slavery Day 17 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans she has for her Department to (a) acknowledge and (b) celebrate Anti-Slavery Day 2016; and if she will make a statement.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 12 Oct 2016

    What does the Prime Minister say to British steelworkers who have lost their jobs or whose jobs are threatened, given the news that French steel is to be used for the new replacement Trident submarines? Is that what she means by being a party of the workers?

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Labour MP for Gedling

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Northern Ireland
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Iraq
  • Public Expenditure
  • Army
  • Angola
  • Bahrain

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security) (5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 1 Feb 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Vernon Coaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 56 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 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.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Vernon Coaker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 679 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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