Vernon Coaker

Vernon Coaker





Address as

Mr Coaker

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6627


2A Parkyn Road, Daybrook, Nottingham, NG5 6BG
Tel: 0115-920 4224
Fax: 0115-920 4500


Electoral history

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

Parliamentary career

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-

Select committees

Member: Social Security 1998-99, European Standing Committee B 1998

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Rushcliffe Borough Council 1983-97

Political interests

Environment, education, welfare reform, foreign policy, sport

Countries of interest

Angola, France, Kosovo, Macedonia

General Election 2010 - Gedling

Name Party Votes %
Coaker, Vernon Lab 19821 41.08%
Laughton, Bruce Con 17962 37.23%
Bateman, Julia Lib Dem 7350 15.24%
Adcock, Stephen BNP 1598 3.32%
Marshall, Dave UKIP 1459 3.03%
Result Lab Hold (2.89% from Lab to Con)