Yvette Cooper

MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Labour

Yvette Cooper campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

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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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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children 15 Sep 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of asylum-seeking minors in France with family members in the UK.
  • G20 Summit 7 Sep 2016

    Like the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry), we all understand that this is an early stage of the negotiations, but it would be helpful to know more about what the Prime Minister values in the negotiations and about her aims. She talked a lot about free trade, but she is still resisting saying what she actually thinks about the ultimate expression of free trade in Europe, which is...
  • Exiting the European Union 5 Sep 2016

    As the Secretary of State will know, the business of his Department will be the most important issue that has faced our country for decades, and it is hugely important that we secure the best deal for Britain outside the European Union. No one expects him to have worked out all the answers yet, but we do expect him to be able to set out the outline of some kind of plan, and today we have...

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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

Expenses

Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Home Secretary (20 Jan 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister for 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 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — 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 60.71% 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.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Yvette Cooper’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1257 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to staffing in my office.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,600 donation to the Labour Party to contribute to staffing in my office.

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 November 2015)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 February 2016)
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: Anwar Ansari
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 August 2015, value £5,627.73

Date of receipt: 1 August 2015

Date acceptance: 1 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: AA Homes and Housing
Address of donor: Room 74, Coombe Farm, Oaks Road, Croydon CRO 5HL

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: the provision of serviced offices for my leadership campaign 1-31 August 2015, value £5,627.73

Date of receipt: 1 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 1 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2928711

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Felicia Nicolette Gavron
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 11 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Goldsmith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 11 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: John Reid
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 24 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 September 2015)
Name of donor: Rima Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Berkeley Garden, London N21 2BA

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £1,200 in covering the cost of food at a fundraiser for my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with later donation on 24 August 2015)

Date of receipt: 6 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 6 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 7843190

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: Rima Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Berkeley Garden, London N21 2BA

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £1,000 for tables at fundraising dinner for my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with earlier donation on 6 July 2015)

Date of receipt: 24 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 24 August 2015

Donor status: company, registration 7843190

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party

Date of receipt: 9 September 2015

Date of acceptance: 9 September 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 October 2015)
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 Gerrard
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)

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