Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper is Shadow Home Secretary and Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks during the Lord Mayor's Dinner to the Bankers and Merchants of the City of London at The Mansion House in London on June 10, 2015.

The Tories' plan to cut tax credits is not what people voted for, and will hit women the hardest

The Government says that its welfare reforms will reward work and tackle poverty, when they will actually achieve the opposite

Yvette Cooper campaigning in London at the launch of Labour’s women’s manifesto

I want the Labour Party to lead a revolution in family support

The Tories have hit families hard in the past five years

Nick Clegg argues that the nation’s books “should not be balanced on the backs of the poor”

David Cameron and Nick Clegg need to think less about the election, and more about how we can actually protect ourselves against terrorism

It might seem harmless to them, but now is not the time for a game of political football

Women attending abortion clinics have a right not to be menaced

We need to consult on measures to enforce a buffer zone

Nigel Farage enjoys a pint of beer after unveiling campaign posters ahead of the Heywood and Middleton by-election

It’s not answers that Ukip are providing, it's just division and exploitation

Getting dragged into Nigel Farage's game will only poison our politics and pull us apart

Labour must finally take on Ukip over immigration

Some people think it is right wing to talk about immigration or to want any reform. That's nonsense

16- to 19-year-olds the most likely to be victims of domestic violenc

We must educate our sons to save our daughters

No teenage boy should grow up persuaded that abuse is normal

Young Syrian refugees play at the 'Container City' refugee camp at Oncupinar, Turkey

The situation for Syria's refugees is desperate. Our Government must now sign up to the UN's resettlement plan

Why are ministers so resistant to provide this limited help?

Yvette Cooper visiting a creche for delegates at a maternity care conference while pregnant with second son Joel

As the first minister to take maternity leave, I know how difficult it can be

Yvette Cooper explains why everyone would benefit from making life easier for new mothers

A protester makes his point in Trafalgar Square

Marriage is about joy, whatever your gender

The Shadow Home Secretary hopes the happiness of wedded equality will drown out the angry brigade

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