Julie Cooper

Shadow Minister (Health) (Community Health)

Burnley Labour

Julie Cooper’s voting in Parliament

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  • Julie Cooper generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Julie Cooper

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Preventing Avoidable Sight Loss — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] 28 Mar 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Gillan. I thank the hon. Member for Wealden (Nusrat Ghani) for securing this important debate, which is long overdue. I also pay tribute to the excellent work that she does on the APPG to reduce sight loss; I was privileged to attend a recent meeting, and she is doing sterling work, for which I applaud her. We are fortunate also to have...
  • Preventing Avoidable Sight Loss — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] 28 Mar 2017

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that important intervention. Diabetes brings its own special problems, which we need to be widely aware of and build into any future strategy. Some 20 people every month in this country—one of the richest countries in the world—go blind unnecessarily; it is not because we lack the ophthalmic expertise to save sight. On the contrary, we have...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GP Recruitment 21 Mar 2017

    GPs around the country are facing unprecedented pressures as they work to deliver the highest possible standards of care, despite underinvestment and increasing patient demand. A record number of GP practices closed in 2016. Are the Government really serious about addressing the problem for the sake of GPs and their patients? If so, why has the promised £16 million resilience fund not...

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Labour MP for Burnley

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Julie Cooper campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • State Retirement Pensions: Age
  • Medical Records: Databases
  • Disability Living Allowance: Lancashire
  • Kashmir: Politics and Government

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Health) (Community Health) (since 9 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Health Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Julie Cooper’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 54 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 44 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Until May 2016, I received a local councillor's allowance of £225 per month, from Burnley Borough Council, Burnley Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancs. Hours: approximately 20 hrs per month. (Registered 26 May 2015; updated 06 July 2016)

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