Vernon Coaker MP Gedling, Labour, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence


Vernon Coaker

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

    PPS: to Stephen Timms: as Minister of State, Department of Social Security 1999, as Financial Secretary, HM Treasury 1999-2001, as Minister of State for Schools and Learners, Department for Education and Skills 2001-02, as Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry 2002, to Estelle Morris as Secretary of State for Education and Skills 2002, to Tessa Jowell as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2002-03; Assistant Government Whip 2003-05; Government Whip 2005-06; Home Office: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Crime Reduction) 2006-08, Minister of State (Policing, Crime and Security) 2008-09; Minister of State, Department of Children, Schools and Families 2009-10; Shadow Minister for: Education 2010, Policing 2010-11; Shadow Secretary of State for: Northern Ireland 2011-13, Defence 2013-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Gedling 1987 and 1992 general elections. Member for Gedling 1997-2010, for Gedling (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Environment, education, welfare reform, foreign policy, sport.
  • Party groups

    Member, International - Britain's Global Role Policy Commission.
  • Countries of interest

    Angola, France, Kosovo, Macedonia.

Election record for Gedling, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 41.08%
Conservative 37.23%
Liberal Democrat 15.24%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Coaker, Vernon Labour 19,821 41.08
Laughton, Bruce Conservative 17,962 37.23
Bateman, Julia Liberal Democrat 7,350 15.24
Adcock, Stephen British National Party 1,598 3.32
Marshall, Dave UK Independence Party 1,459 3.03
Majority 1,859 votes
Electorate 71,946
Turnout (48,259) 67.08%

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