Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

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Action needed on street drinking in Castleford

Castleford needs the same powers as Pontefract and Wakefield to stop problem street drinking in the town. Support my petition for action here.

Residents and shop workers shouldn't have to put up with anti-social behaviour linked to street drinking that has grown in Castleford town centre. It's completely unfair.


That's why I've called for a "Public Spaces Protection Order" for Castleford town centre which would mean our neighbourhood police could step in to stop people getting drunk in the street - Pontefract and Wakefield already have these powers, we need them in Castleford too. Wakefield Council have said they will put forward plans for a PSPO and they are asking for people's views. But we need to show that these plans have strong backing across our town. So please sign my petition if you agree.

This problem has grown and it's not fair on people shopping, living and working in our town centre - so we also need stronger action to prevent problem street drinking in the first place. 

 

Action needed on street drinking in Castleford

Action needed on street drinking in Castleford Castleford needs the same powers as Pontefract and Wakefield to stop problem street drinking in the town. Support my petition for action here....

A massive thank you to people across Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley who re-elected me to Parliament yesterday for the sixth time. It is a real honour and privilege to represent our towns and I am determined to keep up the fight for jobs and public services in our area. I am also really grateful to all the brilliant local Labour Party members and supporters who helped with the campaign.

Yvette Re-elected as MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley

A massive thank you to people across Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley who re-elected me to Parliament yesterday for the sixth time. It is a real honour and privilege to... Read more

I’m not sure if Parliament has ever seen children dancing Gangnam style in its corridors before, but that's what I ended up doing with pupils from St Joseph's Castleford when they visited Parliament this week. We had a great discussion about how the House of Commons works, and how new laws are made but when the last question was about Strictly, none of us could resist having a quick go.

Cuts to Education in Our Area

I’m not sure if Parliament has ever seen children dancing Gangnam style in its corridors before, but that's what I ended up doing with pupils from St Joseph's Castleford when... Read more

I am bitterly disapointed to hear Knottingley and Castleford pools will be forced to close at the beginning of February after our long campaign to try to keep them open.

This is the direct consequence of the brutal £180m cuts that the Government has imposed on Wakefield Council

Dissapointment at closure of Knottingley and Castleford Leisure Centres

I am bitterly disapointed to hear Knottingley and Castleford pools will be forced to close at the beginning of February after our long campaign to try to keep them open.... Read more

On 18th December 2016 Kellingley Colliery closed for the last time, ending hundreds of years of Yorkshire mining history. The miner’s redundancy terms were far worse than those in the 80s and 90s and the Government refused calls from me and other campaigners such as the NUM to provide more support. Britain's last miners at Kellingley Colliery have had lower pay-outs that the Thoresby miners or almost all the miners in any of the past pit closures including under the Thatcher Government.

1 Year Anniversary Since the Closure of Kellingley Mine, Yet Britain’s Last Deep Coalminers Still Aren’t Getting a Fair Deal

On 18th December 2016 Kellingley Colliery closed for the last time, ending hundreds of years of Yorkshire mining history. The miner’s redundancy terms were far worse than those in the 80s and... Read more

Responding to a letter from Dame Lowell Goddard to the Home Affairs Select Committee which has appeared in the media this morning, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper MP said:

Yvette Cooper responds to letter from Dame Goddard that appeared in the media today

Responding to a letter from Dame Lowell Goddard to the Home Affairs Select Committee which has appeared in the media this morning, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette... Read more

Yvette is urging people across the Five Towns to respond to the Council’s plans for leisure services.

Yvette urges people to respond to leisure services consultation

Yvette is urging people across the Five Towns to respond to the Council’s plans for leisure services. Read more

Responding to the Home Secretary’s decision not to hold an inquiry into the events during and after the Battle of Orgreave, Yvette Cooper MP said:

“I've long called for an inquiry into Orgreave. People in the coalfield areas have been waiting 32 years for the truth of what happened at Orgreave and many people feel very angry and upset at this decision to hold no inquiry at all.

Yvette's response to the Home Secretary’s decision on Orgreave

Responding to the Home Secretary’s decision not to hold an inquiry into the events during and after the Battle of Orgreave, Yvette Cooper MP said: “I've long called for an... Read more

It's hard to believe that in 21st century Britain, parents are having to skip meals so they can afford to feed their kids. Yet that is exactly what is happening as a result of Government screw ups over tax credit payments. 

The Government must get a grip on the tax credits fiasco

It's hard to believe that in 21st century Britain, parents are having to skip meals so they can afford to feed their kids. Yet that is exactly what is happening... Read more

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

Think on two children.                    

Aged ten and nine. Primary school children by the side of a busy road.

A ten year old who’s father was killed when extremists took hold of their village.

Whose mother paid smugglers to take the boys away.

They live on their own in a muddy tent.

Yvette's speech to Labour Annual Conference 2016

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Think on two children.                     Aged ten and nine. Primary school children by the side of a busy road. A ten year old who’s father was killed when... Read more

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