Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Constituency

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Party

Labour

Address as

Yvette Cooper

Contact details

Constituency

1 York Street, Castleford, WF10 1RB
Tel: 01977 553388
Fax: 01977 559753

Parliamentary

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5080
Fax: 020 7219 0912
coopery@parliament.uk

Web & Social media

Biography

Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford 2010-
Member for Pontefract & Castleford 1997-10

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Shadow Home Secretary 2011-
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities 2011-13
Shadow Foreign secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities 2010-11
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2010-10
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2009-10
Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2008-09
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing) 2007-08
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) 2006-07
Minister of State (Office of the Deputy prime Minister) (Housing and Planning) 2005-06
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement) 2003-05
Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department) 2002-03
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 1999-02

Select committees

Post House Date
Employment Sub-committee Commons 1997-99
Education & Employment Commons 1997-99

Political interests

Unemployment, coal industry, poverty, equal opportunities

General Election 2010 General Election - Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Name Party Votes Share Change
Cooper, Yvette Lab 22293 48.21% -17.1%
Pickles, Nick Con 11314 24.47% 7.9%
Rush, Chris LD 7585 16.40% 5.3%
Thewlis-Hardy, Graham BNP 3864 8.36%
Allen, Gareth Ind 1183 2.56% -4.4%
Majority 10979 23.74%
Turnout 46239 56.16%
Electorate 82336
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.