Vernon Coaker

MP, Gedling

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Gedling Labour

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

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Vernon Coaker has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland Border 15 Mar 2018

    May I make a plea to the Minister to recognise that this is about much more than just the movement of goods or services? This is about a cultural issue and the movement of people—it is about all of that. The symbolism is enormous and the Minister needs to ensure that that is recognised, time after time in all the talks she has, to reassure the people of both parts of Ireland.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking 15 Mar 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to update guidance on renewable residence permits for victims of trafficking whose residence is necessary for the UK to meet its objective under the Trafficking Convention to make clear that there is no additional requirement to show compelling circumstances.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Utilities: Disclosure of Information 15 Mar 2018

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to bring into force sections 38 and 39 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.

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Labour MP for Gedling

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

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Topics of interest

Vernon Coaker campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 16 Oct 2017)

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)
  • Government Whip (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 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Vernon Coaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 73 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 85.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 735 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 542 Woodborough Road, Nottingham NG3 5FJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing and postage with a value of £5,566.30

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

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

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Sky UK Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to Test Match at Trent Bridge, total value £400

Date received: 14 July 2017

Date accepted: 14 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration 2906991

(Registered 01 August 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 17 July 2017, an unpaid director of the Human Trafficking Foundation. (Registered 25 July 2017)

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