Yvette Cooper

Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

@YvetteCooperMP https://facebook.com/YvetteCooperMP

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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.

However, Yvette Cooper sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Yvette Cooper has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report 22 Jul 2020

    I served on the ISC in the late ’90s. We had a big Labour majority in Parliament and a Conservative Chair, the much-respected Tom King. There is a long tradition of Members of both Houses putting aside party politics to engage in independent scrutiny of the vital work that our intelligence agencies do and, crucially, to work in support of the national interest. The Government put that at...
  • Windrush Lessons Learned Review 21 Jul 2020

    What happened to the Windrush generation at the hands of the British Home Office was deeply shameful. I welcome the Home Secretary’s commitment to fundamental reform of the culture and the processes in the Home Office, and her commitment to change the way the Home Office works. I also welcome the openness to scrutiny to which she referred. We on the Home Affairs Committee will welcome...
  • Coronavirus Update 14 Jul 2020

    Transparency and trust are crucial to any public health crisis, but public health directors still need household data on infections, not just postcode data. Wakefield Council told me this afternoon that it is still not getting the household data on positive tests, even though we have had outbreaks at Forza meat processing factory and at Urban House asylum accommodation. The public also need...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Work and Pensions
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Asylum: Children
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Immigrants: Detainees
  • Social Security Benefits

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from Atlantic Books Ltd, Ormond House, 27 Boswell Street, London WC1 3JZ, via Conville and Walsh (literary agent), Haymarket House, London SW1Y 4SP:
29 July 2019, received an advance payment of £5,125 as the first instalment for a book. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 02 September 2019)
26 September 2019, received an advance payment of £5,125 as the second instalment for a book. Hours: 20 hrs. Payment used to fund office staffing costs. (Registered 22 October 2019)
10 December 2019, received an advance payment of £5,125 as the third instalment for a book. Hours: 20 hrs. Payment used to fund office staffing costs. (Registered 10 January 2020)
27 August 2019, payment of £5,000 from the Trade Union Fund Managers (TUUT) Charitable Trust, Congress House, Great Russel Street, London WC1B 4LQ, for speaking at an event. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 25 September 2019)
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: £5,040

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 16 August 2019)
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: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Edward Rodgers
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 for office staff costs

Date received: 23 September 2019

Date accepted: 23 September 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 October 2019)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 to support my offices and constituency campaigning work

Date received: 20 October 2019

Date accepted: 20 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Dr Anthony James Doyle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my offices and constituency campaigning work

Date received: 4 December 2019

Date accepted: 4 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 for office staff

Date received: 19 December 2019

Date accepted: 19 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices and campaigning work

Date received: 26 March 2020

Date accepted: 26 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 22 April 2020)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices and campaigning work

Date received: 19 June 2020

Date accepted: 19 June 2020

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 09 July 2020)

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