Yvette Cooper

Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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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

  • Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency 17 Oct 2019

    I welcome the cross-party consensus around stronger action on climate change, but action there does need to be, including in the environment Bill. In 2006, as Labour’s Housing Minister, I put forward a 10-year plan for zero-carbon homes by 2016, including a regulatory timetable, that was backed by the housing industry and environmental groups, but sadly it was ditched in 2013. We still need...
  • Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency 17 Oct 2019

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We want rising standards and support for higher standards. It is the only way to cut carbon emissions, support our environment and protect our workers’ rights. There is nothing in the Queen’s Speech to address the serious challenges facing our towns and the unfair deal they are getting. We see that particularly in public transport. Our bus services have...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    The Home Secretary will know that the Home Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry into serious and violent crime, looking particularly at knife crime. In Castleford this week, two teenagers have been stabbed, following a pensioner being stabbed to death in Pontefract. Our Committee has warned for some time that serious and violent crime is spreading to towns; it is not just concentrated in...

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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
  • Immigrants: Detainees
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Public Expenditure

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (since 13 Feb 2019)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
29 July 2019, received an advance payment of £5,125 from Atlantic Books Ltd, Ormond House, 27 Boswell Street, London WC1 3JZ, via Conville and Walsh (literary agent), Haymarket House, London SW1Y 4SP, as the first instalment for a book. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 02 September 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)
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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