Lord Coaker

Opposition Whip (Lords)

Labour Peer

@Vernon_Coaker https://facebook.com/VernonCoaker

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Recent appearances

  • Family Migration (Justice and Home Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Sep 2023

    Can the Minister write to me with the current figures for applications outstanding and the average length of time spent waiting?
  • Family Migration (Justice and Home Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 20 Sep 2023

    My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Paddick; I agree with much of what he said. I congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, on her report and other members of the committee, both those here and those unable to be present with us. It is an excellent report, and the noble Baroness highlighted much of what was important about it—she is to be congratulated on that. In...
  • Migrants: Barges - Question 20 Sep 2023

    My Lords, what confidence can this House have in the Government’s efforts to contain the spread of infectious diseases on barges when the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, referred to by my noble friend Lady Chakrabarti, has had his contract terminated because he has been too critical of the Government’s policy? I will tell the Minister one thing: it is not the inspector’s...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 3 February 2021

Previously MP for Gedling until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Gedling

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Topics of interest

Lord Coaker campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Northern Ireland
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Slavery
  • Iraq
  • Public Expenditure
  • Army
  • Bahrain

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (since 18 May 2021)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (since 18 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business and Trade Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence ( 7 Oct 2013 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ( 7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners) ( 9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security) ( 5 Oct 2008 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) ( 2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department ( 5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Social Security Committee ( 9 Nov 1998 to 1 Feb 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
From 17 July 2017, an unpaid director of the Human Trafficking Foundation. (Registered 25 July 2017)

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