Yvette Cooper MP

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Yvette Cooper has been the MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 2010, having served as the MP for Pontefract and Castleford from 1997. 

She served in the Cabinet between 2008-2010 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and then as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. After Labour lost the 2010 general election, Cooper was appointed Shadow Foreign Secretary, then became Shadow Home Secretary in 2011. In October 2016, Cooper was elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.