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 2018

Recent appearances

  • Clinical Waste Incineration 16 Oct 2018

    Can the Minister confirm that the staff are being offered TUPE transfers? I have heard from constituents who have been told that they are not, and clearly it is completely unfair for staff to be stuck in limbo like this. Can he say whether he has considered breaking up the contract and treating incineration separately, what the additional cost of the new contract might be and which part of...
  • EU Exit Negotiations: Points of Order 15 Oct 2018

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  • EU Exit Negotiations: Points of Order 15 Oct 2018

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The evidence that we have seen is that there is a growing gap between what the Minister told the House and the reality that we are seeing on the ground, including rumours that Mitie has neither the workforce, the sites nor the lorries to deal with the majority of this waste. We now have shipping containers in place at Pontefract Hospital, with no...

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Asylum: Children
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Immigrants: Detainees
  • Knives: Crime

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 94 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 45 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 77.08% 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") 1387 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 10 October 2017

Date of acceptance: 10 October 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 October 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 2 January 2018

Date of acceptance: 2 January 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 January 2018)
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: 25 March 2018

Date accepted: 25 March 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 April 2018)
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: 17 July 2018

Date accepted: 17 July 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 August 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: food and accommodation while attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2018 Conference, total value £777.60

Date received: 18-20 January 2018

Date accepted: 18 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 06913437

(Registered 15 February 2018)

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