Yvette Cooper

Former Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

@YvetteCooperMP https://facebook.com/YvetteCooperMP

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Yvette Cooper is a former MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.

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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 30 May 2024 — 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 Office
  • Home Department
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Visas: Ukraine
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control
  • Refugees: Ukraine
  • Asylum: Children
  • Glass: Recycling

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department (29 Nov 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (11 May 2020 to 25 Jan 2022)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 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)
  • Chair, Home Affairs Committee (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)

Recent appearances

  • Arrests and Prison Capacity 22 May 2024

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary to make a statement on the impact on public safety of the request to chief constables to reduce arrests in response to the prison capacity crisis.
  • Arrests and Prison Capacity 22 May 2024

    I have to say that the Minister’s response is shocking: telling people they have never had it so good when faced with this crisis in the criminal justice system shows just how out of touch he is. The state of crisis in the criminal justice system after 14 years of Conservative Government is now so dire that police chiefs were asked to arrest fewer people because the system could not cope....
  • Russia 8 May 2024

    I thank the Home Secretary for advance sight of the statement. It is the first job of any Government to keep our country safe from those who wish to do us harm, not least those who wish to undermine our democracy and everything that we stand for. We pay tribute to the remarkable work of our intelligence and security services and our law enforcement agencies—at home and abroad—which strain...

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