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Yvette Cooper distanced herself from a leaked Labour document suggesting to MPs that they should consider ‘moving the conversation on’ when voters raise the issue of immigration on the doorstep. “No I didn’t [sign the document off]. And ... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Fair rules - humanity and common sense in the asylum system - Yvette Cooper * A Labour Government will hold an independent investigation into Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre - particularly around al... Continue to article
A press relese from Labour: Following the latest border and immigration chaos exposed by the Independent Borders and Immigration Inspectorate, the Shadow Home Secretary is today announcing new checks. · Labour will introduce a new requ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper backed calls for an inquiry into the role of UK forces in CIA torture. "That has always been our assumption that that would be the way to do it and the Government had said that they would do that when they set up the Gibson... Continue to article
Labour has attacked the Government’s record on helping to resettle Syrian refugees, and called on them to join the UN’s scheme of offering places to those in need instead. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, during an Urgent Question in... Continue to article
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper on why Labour is the only party with the right answers to a difficult problem Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said some parts of the Prime Minister's speech on EU migration had been "very sensible", but claimed he had failed to deal with the problem of employers undercutting wages. "I think he's obviously had a big problem with his... Continue to article
David Hanson said David Cameron was following Labour’s policies on clamping down on EU migrants’ access to benefits. “Labour’s been arguing for several months now that we need to take action on in-work benefits and on benefits for people... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking ahead of David Cameron’s immigration speech, said: “Immigration is important to Britain - that's why it needs to be controlled and managed so that ... Continue to article
Theresa May has confirmed that the Government will back a Labour motion on the European Arrest Warrant this evening. In a letter to her Opposition counterpart Yvette Cooper, published by Labour today, the Home Secretary said: "Given tha... Continue to article
Labour press release Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on Mark Reckless’ comments on repatriation said: “Once again, a UKIP candidate has let the mask slip to show the extent of their nasty and divisive view... Continue to article
Jacob Rees-Mogg praised the shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper saying she had “played the Home Secretary,” over the European Arrest Warrant. “She has played the Home Secretary - as a Conservative I am not delighted by that but I am quit... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the scale and pace of low-skilled EU migration to the UK was too high. "We're talking about practical proposals. I think there has been an arms race between both the Tories and Ukip, and it's the politics of division. ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper has slammed David Cameron’s “megaphone diplomacy” approach to immigration, stating it was “more designed to win votes in by-elections" than deliver change for Britain. During a speech in London this morning, the Shadow Home... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: From doorstep to doorstep, street stall to school gate, coffee morning to public meeting, Labour MPs and candidates are talking to thousands of people every week. And we know that three things come up more... Continue to article
Labour press release In a speech tomorrow, Yvette Cooper, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, will set out further proposals to build an immigration system that people have confidence in and works for everyone She will say immigration is i... Continue to article
In a speech today, Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary will lay out further Labour’s plans on immigration. Continue to article
PRESS RELEASE FROM SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WALES STEPHEN CRABB: "This week we are bringing the UK Investment Summit to Wales. "More than 150 global and UK business leaders, from some of the most successful companies in the world, will ... Continue to article
In Plenary The National Assembly for Wales is not meeting in plenary In Committee Health and Social Care Committee (9:45am, room 1) - Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Evidence from Margaret Pr... Continue to article
Theresa May has issued a stark warning for the UK following the murder of a fifth hostage by Islamic State militants. The Home Secretary said the killing showed Britain faced a “deadly threat…at home and abroad” and promised urgent actio... Continue to article
Rt Hon Theresa May MP Home Secretary Home Office 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF Dear Theresa I am writing regarding an individual reportedly expected to travel to the UK later in November and your powers to personally... Continue to article
The Home Secretary has received a barrage of criticism today over the Government’s decision to exclude the European Arrest Warrant from the vote on EU legal measures. It emerged earlier that the vote, which will take place later this eve... Continue to article
Energy Secretary Ed Davey speaks at the RenewableUK conference in Manchester (10:35am) Environment Secretary Liz Truss speaks at the Northern Farming Conference 2014 in Northumberland Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Armed Forces ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said there was “strong support” for Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour party. “I think he is [in a strong position]. He’s talking today about the threat to businesses and jobs if we carry on down David Cameron’s route o... Continue to article
Theresa May has denied that anyone in her team had any involvement in the drafting or redrafting of Fiona Woolf’s letters to the Government detailing her links with various establishment figures. Making a statement on the historical chil... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the Government's inquiry into child abuse should have statutory powers if it required them to do its job. "I think it’s got to have all the powers it needs in order to get to the truth, so if there is any problem in te... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the inquiry into historic child abuse should go ahead without a chair until one can be appointed, following the resignation of Fiona Woolf. "There’s a strong case for the inquiry getting going even without a chair. The... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said it was “impossible to see” Fiona Woolf continuing as head of the inquiry into historic child abuse. “This is a really important inquiry; it has to have confidence of victims, it has to have widespread support and it’s ... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Responding to the conviction of John Lowe and the implications for the Gun licensing regime; Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, said: "This is a deeply distressing murder and everyone's thoughts are wi... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called for a tightening of gun laws following the conviction of 82-year old John Lowe for the murder of his partner and her daughter. "It's clear that this man should never have had a gun and I think the law does need to be... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called for stronger border controls and fingerprinting at Calais to tackle the high numbers of migrants gathering in the French port. "We’ve seen this backlog growing, and also the number of people where the Home Office sim... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Yvette Cooper MP, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the announcement that the UK would not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, said: ... Continue to article
It’s great to be here in Rochester and Strood but I want to start by saying my thoughts are with our parliamentary colleagues in Canada, who faced a terrorist attack yesterday. We stand in solidarity with the Canadian people. ... Continue to article
Theresa May has defended the Government’s record on deporting foreign criminals after Labour accused her of “faffing around” on the issue. Responding to an Urgent Question from Yvette Cooper, the Home Secretary said the Government were d... Continue to article
Labour has accused the Government of perpetrating a “war on Wales” through its attacks on the quality of the Welsh NHS. At Welsh Questions in the House of Commons today, Owen Smith, the Shadow Welsh Secretary, accused the Conservatives ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, said: "I am concerned about the approach ACPO and the police have taken to the use of RIPA over journalists sources. "In other areas of the law there are extra safeguards to prevent police investigat... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said she “strongly” supports the work of British intelligence agencies but that the inspection and oversight is “weak and fragmented” and needs to be made stronger. Speaking in front of the Intelligence and Security Select ... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Scotland Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Mental Health Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill (Sir Paul Beresford, Con, Mole Valley) Op... Continue to article
John Redwood said English votes on English issues could be rolled-out before further devolution to Scotland. "We can actually do it earlier than the Scottish devolution which is going to take a bit of time on the timetable leaders promis... Continue to article
Simon Danczuk said the West Lothian Question needed to be addressed, but more important was devolution within England. "My view is that the status quo is quite clearly not appropriate. We do have to answer the West Lothian Question, the... Continue to article
Andrew Percy warned of a "Westminster stitch up" if the issue of English votes for English laws wasn't properly addressed. "If Scotland is going to be given a lot more powers, which they should be, that was the promise that was made to t... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper accused Ukip of exploiting voters with the “politics of division” but conceded that her party had to do more to win back support. “As the reports earlier have shown we have held on to our share of the vote, but of course ... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper MP responds to reports of using RIPA legislation to access journalists' source material: "The Intercept Commissioner Sir Paul Kennedy is right to look into the way ... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Yvette Cooper MP: Urgent action is needed from Theresa May on crime and immigration As Theresa May gives her speech to the Conservative Party Conference, Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, sets out key a... Continue to article
Welsh Government press release A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wa... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the Government’s migration target was ineffective and poorly focused. “I think the Government have already effectively abandoned that target because, you described when you were talking earlier about that they have had... Continue to article
Labour will change the rules so more foreign criminals from within the EU are considered for automatic deportation, Yvette Cooper has announced. The Shadow Home Secretary told the Labour conference that migrants from within the EU who co... Continue to article
A commitment by the Shadow Home Secretary to scrap the Conservatives’ net migration target has been warmly welcomed by business leaders. Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference yesterday, Yvette Cooper also called on the G... Continue to article
John Healey said Ed Balls had talked about the deficit the day before Ed Miliband made his speech. "We’ll do it by making sure the rich pay more of their fair share. It didn’t need that sort of underlining yesterday, we had it in full fr... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, has declared "David Cameron must not backtrack on equal marriage."
Yvette Cooper has hit out at the Government’s cuts to the police budget, warning they are having a “disproportionate” impact on female victims of domestic violence.
In an exclusive interview with The House magazine, the Shadow Home Secretary cites evidence from an upcoming report on women’s services which suggests women’s refuges have been cut by 31%: “That’s disproportionate. They are facing higher cuts than other services.”
Yvette Cooper has ended Labour's opposition to elected police and crime commissioners, saying party candidates will "make the best of a bad job" and represent communities. The Shadow Home Secretary said Labour candidates would stand on a platform of fighting cuts.
Labour has put pressure on the Government to take action after the report into the cause of last summer’s riots said poor education and lack of opportunity for young people were partially to blame for the violence.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the Government’s response had been “very limited” and called for a “much more comprehensive” response.
On the Today programme this morning the chair of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, Darra Singh, said there was a group in society that needed "intensive intervention" and that it was important not to "paper over the cracks".
David Cameron has paid tribute to David Rathband, the policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat, after the officer was found dead aged 44.
The PM said: “For charities and for other injured police officers and for families who had lost police officers in the line of duty, he was a very, very brave man and I’m extremely sad about what’s happened today.”
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said PC Rathband had shown “extraordinary bravery and determination” and said her thoughts were with his family. Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with PC Rathband's death.
Police forces across the country face a £500m budget gap, equivalent to thousands of officers being lost.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the figures - obtained from police forces and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary - proved the Government's cuts went "too far, too fast". She called on the Coalition to "urgently change course and stop undermining the fight against crime".
Speaking this morning on the Andrew Marr Show, Ms Cooper also said the Government's policing reforms were in "chaos and confusion".
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