Yvette Cooper MP Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, Labour, Shadow Secretary of State for Home Department (Home Secretary)


  • Tel 020 7219 5080

  • Email:

  • Website: Yvette Cooper website

  • Constituency address

    1 York Street, Castleford WF10 1RB United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Yvette Cooper

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Public Health) 1999-2002; Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 2002-03; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Department for Communities and Local Government 2003-08: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 2003-05, Minister of State (Minister for Housing and Planning) 2005-07, Minister for Housing (attending cabinet) 2007-08; Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2008-09; Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2009-10; Shadow Secretary of State for: Work and Pensions 2010, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary) 2010-11; Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities 2010-13; Shadow Secretary of State for Home Department (Home Secretary) 2011-.
  • Electoral history

    Member for Pontefract and Castleford 1997-2010, for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Unemployment, coal industry, poverty, equal opportunities.
  • Party groups

    Member, Society - Stronger, Safer Communities Policy Commission.
  • Countries of interest


Election record for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 48.11%
Conservative 24.42%
Liberal Democrat 16.37%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Cooper, Yvette Labour 22,293 48.11
Pickles, Nick Conservative 11,314 24.42
Rush, Chris Liberal Democrat 7,585 16.37
Thewlis-Hardy, Graham British National Party 3,864 8.34
Allen, Gareth Independent 1,183 2.56
Majority 10,979 votes
Electorate 82,240
Turnout (46,344) 56.35%

Registered interests

Sponsorship or financial or material support: I receive support from a former constituent, David Newton of Newton-Smith Associates, who is creating and will service a website for me free of charge.

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