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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Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] 14 Dec 2017

    I thank all hon. Members from the Select Committee, the Back Benches and the Front Bench who have contributed to the discussion, which I hope has been helpful. I welcome some of the points that the Minister made about the specific provisions they will put into the contracts to try to improve quality. I also welcome his commitment to ensuring that there is proper, respectful and quality...
  • Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] 14 Dec 2017

    I beg to move, That this House has considered the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, Session 2016-17, HC 637, and the Government Response, HC 551. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson. The Select Committee on Home Affairs asked for this debate because we believe this is an immensely important issue. Our country has an obligation under...
  • Asylum Accommodation — [David Hanson in the Chair] 14 Dec 2017

    That is immensely important, and it shows the stark difference between the national contract-based asylum accommodation scheme and the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme, in which local authorities have a central role; local communities and faith groups are involved in providing support and there is extensive planning for the kinds of support services needed. That community support...

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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, 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)

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Yvette Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 83.56% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1325 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 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: GMB
Address of donor: Grove Hall, 60 College Grove Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
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

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)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 19 July 2017

Date accepted: 19 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 July 2017)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 26 July 2017

Date accepted: 26 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 July 2017)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 26 July 2017

Date accepted: 26 July 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 July 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Hearn
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 28 August 2017

Date of acceptance: 28 August 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 September 2017)
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)
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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