Dissapointment at closure of Knottingley and Castleford Leisure Centres

March 31, 2017 4:30 PM

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

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

February 17, 2017 12:00 PM

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.

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

November 08, 2016 10:36 AM

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:

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:
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Yvette urges people to respond to leisure services consultation

November 02, 2016 12:00 PM

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

Yvette is urging people across the Five Towns to respond to the Council’s plans for leisure services.
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Yvette's response to the Home Secretary’s decision on Orgreave

November 01, 2016 11:51 AM

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.

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.
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The Government must get a grip on the tax credits fiasco

October 19, 2016 12:02 PM

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. 

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. 
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Yvette's speech to Labour Annual Conference 2016

September 29, 2016 4:03 PM

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.

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.
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Yvette visits £3.5 million investment site at Normanton waste water treatment works.

September 16, 2016 11:57 AM

On Friday Yvette Cooper MP visited Normanton waste water treatment works to learn about a £3.5million investment project that is taking place.

On Friday Yvette Cooper MP visited Normanton waste water treatment works to learn about a £3.5million investment project that is taking place.
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We must have the truth about Orgreave

September 13, 2016 12:05 PM

Orgreave_1.jpg32 years on we are still waiting for the truth of what happened that day at Orgreave during the miners’ strike.

32 years on we are still waiting for the truth of what happened that day at Orgreave during the miners’ strike.
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Hard-working Mid-Yorks staff need more support

August 12, 2016 11:13 AM

Bereavement is one of the hardest things any of us ever has to cope with. And it’s even tougher if a loved one's last hours or days are difficult or if you don't feel they got the care they needed.

Bereavement is one of the hardest things any of us ever has to cope with. And it’s even tougher if a loved one's last hours or days are difficult or if you don't feel they got the care they needed.
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