Yvette Cooper MP
The flood waters across Yorkshire may now be receding but the Government still hasn't learned the lessons
Round here we owe thanks to the army, emergency services and Wakefield Council who were out on our streets at all hours when flooding threatened in Lock Lane in Castleford, in Ferrybridge and in Kirkthorpe. And we feel for neighbours and friends still blighted by the collapse of the bridge in Tadcaster, and by the terrible flood damage to two of our great Northern cities in Leeds and York.
Following last week's debate on Kellingley, today Yvette has sent a letter to the Secretaries of State for Energy and Climate Change and BIS, asking them to intervene and offer a better deal to the last workers at Kellingley Colliery. The letter is co-signed by many other coalfield MPs. You can read the full text below:
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Thank you, Mr Speaker.
We know that no parliament ever takes a more serious decision than what we should do to protect the security and safety of our nation, and whether to put our forces in harms way. I know that every member of the House will be weighing that decision very seriously not least because the truth is we have got those decisions wrong before when we went into Iraq in 2003, and when we failed to intervene in Bosnia early enough a decade before that.
- New figures compiled by the House of Commons Library show women are still being hit three times harder than men by changes to welfare spending and taxation;
- Of the £16billion being raised in the current Parliament, £12billion is coming directly from the pockets of women. This includes changes to universal credit, childcare support and child benefit
Yvette Cooper has written to both the Minister of State for Energy, Angela Leadsom, and the administrator for Kellingley Colliery asking for reassurance that workers being made redundant will be given a fair pay off when the mine closes later this year.
Local MP Yvette Cooper has joined forces with students at NEW College to urge young people across the constituency to register to vote before 1st December.
At a major event today (Tuesday 13th October) organised by Citizens UK, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce, Yvette Cooper will say the Government’s response to the current refugee crisis has been “far too weak”.
Yvette and the Pontefract and Castleford Express have joined forces to support local paralympic hopeful Leah Evan's bid to raise £25,000 towards training costs as she prepares for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Below are extracts from Yvette's address to Labour Women's Conference in Brighton on 26th September 2015/
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