Daisy Cooper

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Daisy Cooper’s voting in Parliament

Daisy Cooper is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Daisy Cooper sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Daisy Cooper’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Daisy Cooper’s full vote analysis page for more.

Daisy Cooper has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Coronavirus 26 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure university students who are required to extend finishing their studies to autumn 2021 as a result of the covid-19 outbreak receive additional financial support for tuition and living expenses.
  • Education Route Map: Covid-19 25 Feb 2021

    We all agree that schools should be the first to reopen, but I am really concerned about the lack of robust measures to make our schools truly safe for pupils, teachers and staff. The announcement about fully reopening schools should have been accompanied by details on rotas, smaller bubbles and vaccinations for teachers. We now know that SAGE itself preferred a phased reopening, and I have...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Local Restrictions Support Grant 25 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will extend business grant funding via the Local Restrictions Grant scheme beyond 15 February 2021 for the duration of the covid-19 restrictions.

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Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Schools: Coronavirus
  • NHS: Computer Software
  • Internet: Safety
  • Free School Meals: Immigrants
  • Public Houses: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) (since 7 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: National Liberal Club
Address of donor: 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary membership for two years (extended from one year on 16 July 2020), value £1,996

Date received: 19 December 2019 - 18 December 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 01355034

(Registered 08 January 2020; updated 17 July 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A seventh share in a bungalow in Suffolk, owned with family members: (i). (Registered 08 January 2020)
From 19 October 2020, a third share in a cottage in Suffolk, owned with family members: (i). (Registered 28 October 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Founder Member and from 19 February 2020, a Trustee of Ask for Clive, an LGBT and inclusivity charity. (Registered 08 January 2020; updated 26 February 2020)
From 6 July 2020, director (unpaid) and sole member of Daisy Cooper Campaigns Ltd; a company limited by guarantee, which supports my work as an MP by providing additional staff resources. (Registered 17 July 2020)
From 10 March 2020, Vice President (unpaid) of the Local Government Association (LGA), which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government. (Registered 20 November 2020)

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