Yvette Cooper

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department

Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

@YvetteCooperMP https://facebook.com/YvetteCooperMP

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Yvette Cooper’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen 10 Sep 2022

    This morning, the Accession Council met to proclaim the new sovereign, His Majesty King Charles III. It was an immense honour to bear witness to that historic proclamation for the Privy Council and for my constituents in Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley. For us in Pontefract, it is particularly important to mark the arrival of the new King, who as Prince was a great supporter...
  • Home Department: Topical Questions 5 Sep 2022

    As this may be the Home Secretary’s last question time, may I recognise the unseen work that she and all her predecessors have done on national security and on warrants, which often goes unrecognised? I also join the Home Secretary in paying tribute to Oliva Pratt-Korbel, Thomas O’Halloran and the other victims of devastating knife and gun crime, which has escalated this summer. Stabbings...
  • Home Department: Topical Questions 5 Sep 2022

    But the Conservatives have cut the funding for policing and they have brought in lots of legislation that has not worked. Stabbings are up by 60%, and over 90% of violent criminals now get away with it. That is way higher than it was just seven years ago. The National Police Chiefs’ Council has said: “Detection and charge rates for a range of crimes have fallen over the past five years....

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 29 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices

Date received: 29 September 2021

Date accepted: 29 September 2021

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 21 October 2021)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices

Date received: 22 December 2021

Date accepted: 22 December 2021

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 18 January 2022)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices

Date received: 1 May 2022

Date accepted: 1 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 23 May 2022)
Name of donor: Anthony Doyle
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000 to support my offices

Date received: 27 May 2022

Date accepted: 27 May 2022

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 June 2022)
Name of donor: MPM Connect Ltd
Address of donor: Grenville House, 4 Grenville Avenue, Broxbourne EN10 7DH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,847 to support my offices

Date received: 28 July 2022

Date accepted: 28 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 7213374

(Registered 19 August 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley KT24 6QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Food and accommodation, total value £1,054

Destination of visit: Versailles, France

Dates of visit: 30 June - 2 July 2022

Purpose of visit: Attending the Franco-British Colloque’s 2022 Conference.

(Registered 26 July 2022)

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