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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, the shadow home secretary, says target has completely distorted government’s policy on immigration Continue to article
INTRODUCTION Twenty years ago, starting at this Labour conference, we together took the historic step of reforming our party’s constitution. The result is on the back of our membership cards today. Our goal: ‘a community in which p... Continue to article
David Cameron should heed the words of Ed Miliband and call a Constitutional Convention to “forge a new Union for Britain”, the Shadow Welsh Secretary has said. Kicking off the second day of the Labour conference, Owen Smith welcomed the... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Yvette Cooper is late. But she has a pretty good excuse: the wacky races that are London school runs. Like many parents with children on their second day of the new term, she’s... Continue to article
Welsh Government press release Ministers provide initial response to Graham Review Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis and Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths have today provided their joint in... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the Labour party would "look at whatever the Government came forward with" when pressed on potential support for airstrikes in Iraq. "I think the situation is very different from last year, from Syria. The whole situat... Continue to article
The Government is set to launch a probe into “institutionalised political correctness” in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, Theresa May revealed today. Last week, a report by Professor Alexis Jay estimated that there were a... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper has called on the Government to use de-radicalisation programmes for those coming back into the UK who have been involved with terrorism. "We also think that if anyone is returning the country it should be a requirement to ... Continue to article
Labour Party Press Release Commenting on the government's anti-extremism proposals, Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary, said: "If the Government is looking for a stronger policy against extremism that we know is workable and propo... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the Government could do more to deal with the threat of Islamist extremism. "Obviously this is a matter for the security experts but the Government is of course right to take this assessment very seriously. We've known... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said ethnicity should never be a reason not to pursue a potential crime. "The Labour Party has said that we think the PCC should stand down just as the leader of the council has done because 1,400 children were abused and ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said there were areas where the law could be strengthened to deal more effectively with Britons who travel abroad to join extremist terror groups. “I think there are areas where we can strengthen the law, not based on a rus... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Home Secretary's decision to look again at last December's Tackling Extremism Taskforce report, said: "More action is needed to respond to the serious problem of people ... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper commented on plans to toughen domestic violence laws, saying the criminal justice system needed to take abuse "more seriously". "We think the law does need to be strengthened. I think the criminal justice system just doesn’... Continue to article
It is difficult to countenance what an Yvette Cooper-led Labour party would say and feel. Continue to article
He invites Sir Andrew Dilnot to assess Yvette Cooper's latest figures. Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said community resolutions should not be used as a way to resolve domestic violence cases. “I think there is a big problem because the number of community resolutions being used for domestic violence has increased very subs... 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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