Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

Yvette Cooper’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Yvette Cooper generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Social Mobility: Disadvantaged Areas 11 Sep 2017

    The answer from the Secretary of State on Wakefield City Academies Trust was just not good enough, and not fair on parents, pupils—most importantly—and teachers at Freeston Academy in my constituency and many other academies. They had this announcement in the first week of the new school year—out of the blue—yet it turns out that there have been huge problems with the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 7 Sep 2017

    This has been a very thoughtful debate, and I hope that the Government are in no doubt about the scale of parliamentary concern about the way in which the Bill concentrates powers in the hands of Ministers. In his opening speech, the Secretary of State recognised that the Bill is not what will take us out of the EU; Parliament has already voted for article 50, which will take us out of the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 7 Sep 2017

    I am not comfortable with the right hon. Gentleman’s enthusiasm for giving the Government blank cheques. Even if he is happy to support the Government and let them do whatever they want on the negotiations, he should be deeply uneasy about giving Ministers unrestricted powers to implement the withdrawal agreement in whatever way they so choose. The Prime Minister has no mandate to do it...

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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

Yvette Cooper campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Asylum: Children
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Knives: Crime
  • Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Home Secretary (20 Jan 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (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 44 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 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 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 77.78% 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") 1300 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

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: Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: Donation of £25,000 to pay for a member of staff.

Date received: 17 May 2016

Date accepted: 20 May 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 June 2016; updated 25 October 2016)
Name of donor: Ken Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £4,600 for staffing costs.

Date received: 9 August 2016

Date accepted: 9 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 September 2016)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £4,600

Date received: 9 November 2016

Date accepted: 9 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 December 2016)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £27,294 to hire a member of staff.

Date received: 24 November 2016

Date accepted: 24 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 January 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £13,647.75 to hire a member of staff.

Date received: 19 January 2017

Date accepted: 19 January 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 February 2017)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 for staffing costs

Date received: 19 July 2017

Date accepted: 19 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 July 2017)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: second donation of £4,600 for staffing costs

Date received: 26 July 2017

Date accepted: 26 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 July 2017)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: third donation of £4,600 for staffing costs

Date received: 26 July 2017

Date accepted: 26 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation valued at £592.08

Destination of visit: Versailles

Date of visit: 26-27 January 2017

Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2017 Conference.

(Registered 23 February 2017)

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