Yvette Cooper is a Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 2010. Cooper is originally from Inverness and her father is Tony Cooper, the former General Secretary of the Prospect trade Union. Cooper started out as an economic policy researcher and she later became the MP for Pontefract and Castleford, which are fairly safe Labour seats. Cooper has served as Shadow Home Secretary and she took part in the 2015 Labour leader election, losing to Jeremy Corbyn.
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