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Yvette Cooper

Former Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

@YvetteCooperMP https://facebook.com/YvetteCooperMP

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A selection of Yvette Cooper's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Major Incident in Essex 28 Oct 2019

    The Home Secretary will be aware of the disturbing news that children were found in another refrigerated lorry yesterday, this time at Calais. They were reportedly already suffering from mild hypothermia and were, luckily, found before it was too late. The refrigerated lorries are particularly dangerous and make this such an appalling crime. Will the Home Secretary say whether it is correct...
  • Home Department: County Lines Drugs Gangs 28 Oct 2019

    Our July Select Committee report warned that county lines were spreading violence and drug networks into not just cities but towns. In Castleford, in my constituency, where I called a meeting with the police, local schools and community representatives, there is a real sense that the problem is getting worse in our towns, with residents reporting overt drug dealing on the streets and in town...
  • Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain 24 Oct 2019

    The head of Border Force told the Home Affairs Committee yesterday that there would be checks and said that it is yet to be worked out in detail who would do them between Britain and Northern Ireland. A memorandum from the Home Secretary that we have published this morning rules out checks from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, but accepts that there is going to be a process from Great...

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Former Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Immigrants: Detainees
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Courts: Closures

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)
  • 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 98 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 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 77.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1456 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for office staff costs

Date received: 12 December 2018

Date accepted: 12 December 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Dr Anthony James Doyle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: £10,000 for office staff costs

Date of receipt: 28 May 2019

Date of acceptance: 28 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 June 2019)
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: 22 June 2019

Date accepted: 22 June 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2019)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): food and accommodation, total value £598

Destination of visit: Versailles, France

Dates of visit: 17-19 January 2019

Purpose of visit: Attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2019 Conference.

(Registered 13 February 2019)

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