Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Yvette Cooper, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Representation

Party affiliation

Committee memberships

Home Affairs Committee
27 January 2020 - Present
Commons
Home Affairs Committee
Chaired
27 January 2020 - Present
Commons

Previous

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Representations

Pontefract and Castleford
Elected 3 times
1 May 1997 - 6 May 2010
Commons

Government posts

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions
6 June 2009 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
HM Treasury
24 January 2008 - 5 June 2009
Commons
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)
Department for Communities and Local Government
28 June 2007 - 24 January 2008
Commons
Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)
Department for Communities and Local Government
5 May 2006 - 28 June 2007
Commons
Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
10 May 2005 - 5 May 2006
Commons
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement)
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
13 June 2003 - 10 May 2005
Commons
Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor's Department)
Lord Chancellor's Department
29 May 2002 - 13 June 2003
Commons
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
Department of Health
11 October 1999 - 28 May 2002
Commons

Opposition posts

Shadow Home Secretary
Home Office
20 January 2011 - 14 September 2015
Commons
Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)
Government Equalities Office
20 January 2011 - 7 October 2013
Commons
Shadow Foreign Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities
HM Official Opposition
8 October 2010 - 20 January 2011
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions
12 May 2010 - 8 October 2010
Commons

Committee memberships

Home Affairs Committee
19 October 2016 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Home Affairs Committee
12 July 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Home Affairs Committee
Chaired
19 October 2016 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Home Affairs Committee
Chaired
12 July 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Liaison Committee (Commons)
19 October 2016 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6 November 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
28 November 2016 - 3 May 2017
Commons
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
30 October 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13 February 2019 - 6 November 2019
Commons