Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

“From the hairdressers, restaurants and corner shops which are part of our everyday lives to the exciting new tech start-ups and small online microbusinesses SMEs are the backbone of the British economy. If Labour are to win power again we have to have the support of those who work in – and run – small and medium enterprise.

"That’s why SME for Labour is so important in making sure our Party truly understands how the real working world is changing in the new digital age, and how we can create policies which can support and help this important sector flourish.”

Yvette Cooper is MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee