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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit Roll-out: Nottingham 14 Nov 2018

    What my hon. Friend says is the reality. Whatever the Minister says, the reality for people in Nottingham or my constituency is that they lose lots of money. In many cases, they received x amount under one set of benefits, but lose significant sums of money when they move to universal credit. Instead of living in a parallel universe, the Minister should come to the real world.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions 14 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of children excluded from school; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions 14 Nov 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on giving exclusion review panels the right to reinstate pupils in schools; and and if he will make a statement.

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Profile

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
  • Home Office
  • Iraq
  • Slavery
  • Public Expenditure
  • Army
  • Human Trafficking

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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Vernon Coaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 71 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.39% 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.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Vernon Coaker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 753 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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

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