Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • London Attacks 23 Mar 2017

    I, too, welcome the Prime Minister’s words, as she speaks for all of us with the backing of all parties today. She was right to say that this was an attempted attack on Parliament and democracy that failed because of the bravery of PC Keith Palmer, who gave his life doing a job with others to keep people safe. It was also a violent, cowardly attempted attack on our freedom, by mowing...
  • Class 4 National Insurance Contributions 15 Mar 2017

    May I just confirm the slightly astonishing thing that the Chancellor said a few moments ago—that the first person to raise the Tory manifesto with him was the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg? Is it actually the case that nobody in No. 10 and nobody in No. 11 checked the Conservative manifesto before he wrote the Budget?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Mar 2017

    The Prime Minister has just made a £2 billion Budget U-turn in the space of a week. Last year, the Government made a £4 billion U-turn in the space of five days. Is that why they want to abolish spring Budgets—because they just keep ripping them up?

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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

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 28 Nov 2016)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (since 19 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 19 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities) (20 Jan 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Home Secretary (20 Jan 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • 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)

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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 11 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 62.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 1291 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 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: Ken Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: Donation of £4,600 received through the Labour Party.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 June 2016)
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 of donation in kind: £12,500 to hire a member of staff

Date received: 29 March 2016

Date accepted: 29 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 May 2016)
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)
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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