Yvette Cooper MP
Yvette joined NHS breast screening staff and local activists from The Yorkshire Haven Centre to raise awareness of breast cancer screening and launch the ‘Yorkshire in the Pink’ campaign in Breast Cancer Awareness this month.
Last week Yvette visited De Lacy Gardens in Pontefract with students from the Kings School to hear about the work students have been doing helping older people to get online and learn how to use computers and the internet.
Local MP Yvette Cooper and local children from Airedale had fun making their very own Creepy Creatures as part of the annual Summer Reading Challenge.
Officers from Knottingley Neighbourhood Policing Team and local MP Yvette Cooper met residents in Wormersley Road in Knottingley as part of the work to cut burglaries and prevent crime in the area.
Local MP Yvette Cooper and local staff at Castleford Hospital marked the 65th anniversary of the NHS with a tribute to the thousands of staff who have nurtured the health of the nation over the years.
As part of this year’s Carers Week local MP Yvette Cooper met with staff and carers at Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract to back the campaign to celebrating the contribution carers across the Five Towns to the community and to the people they look after.
Local MP Yvette Cooper has welcomed the return of orthopedic surgery to Pontefract hospital after a three year campaign to restore services to Pontefract Hospital.
Local MPs including Yvette have expressed shock as new figures from Sheffield University show the Government is taking over £120m out of the local economy this year as a result of things like the bedroom tax, cuts to tax credits and child benefit and other changes and failing to secure growth in the economy.
Below you will find my letter today in the Pontefract and Castleford Express outlining my worries and opposition to the Government's Bedroom Tax.