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Yvette Cooper said community resolutions should not be used as a way to resolve domestic violence cases. “I think there is a big problem because the number of community resolutions being used for domestic violence has increased very subs... Continue to article
Dear Theresa, Thank you for your response to my urgent question this morning. I know we agree that action needs to be taken against the appalling crime of child abuse - including the growing problem of online abuse - which hurts vulne... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said the Government needed to reassure people that the authorities were being given sufficient resources to tackle the scale of the problem of child abuse. “My concern is that the Government’s response is still not up to th... Continue to article
Theresa May has praised the “unprecedented” policing operation that led to the arrest of 660 people on suspicion of child sex offences. The National Crime Agency-led probe investigated online child abuse and involved dozens of police fo... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper accused the Government of appointing Baroness Butler-Sloss as chair of the over-arching enquiry into child abuse in Westminster "in a rush". "I think they obviously made this decision in a rush. We and others have been call... Continue to article
Labour press release Responding to Lady Butler-Sloss' decision to resign as chair for the Home office child abuse inquiry; Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, said: "As Lady Butler Sloss has said the most important thing is victims ha... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper was unable to say whether Labour believed that Baroness Butler-Sloss should continue to lead the child abuse inquiry but she insisted that there should be a "mix" of people on the panel. "We know of course that Baroness But... Continue to article
Welsh government press release New head of Qualifications Wales announced Following an open competition, chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner, Philip Blaker has today been named as the new head of Qualifications Wales. From Septem... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called for "proper police investigations" into sex abuse claims in Westminster. "There are three things we need. The first is to make sure that there are proper criminal investigations into allegations of children being ab... Continue to article
Welsh government press release New regulations provide greater transparency on Council Chief Officer pay New regulations coming into force today will provide much needed transparency regarding the pay of Council Chief Officers according... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary said: “This is very sad news and comes as a terrible shock to us all. My thoughts are with Bob’s wife Sarah and his family and friends at this tragic and difficult time. “Bob was a very... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper today warned that five more years of the a Tory Government could lead to an “existential crisis” of public services, including policing, social care and the NHS. Speaking to the Fabian S... Continue to article
GMB press release School staff will work with Welsh Government to provide a well trained professional workforce that can help to rewrite the future and deliver for children in Wales in the future says GMB GMB, the union for school suppo... Continue to article
Theresa May has personally apologised for the first time for the delays in processing passport applications. Downing Street and the head of the Passport Office have both previously said sorry for the backlog which has resulted in delays... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said there were still a lot of questions regarding the Home Office's new measures to ease the passport backlog. "Well they've certainly shifted their position in the space of just a couple of days; two days ago Theresa May ... Continue to article
Welsh Government press release First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and Education Minister Huw Lewis will today speak at a major education conference in Cardiff to highlight the importance of PISA skills in driving up performance in Welsh... Continue to article
Welsh government press release Bernardine Rees OBE appointed chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board Bernardine Rees OBE has been appointed the new chair of Hywel Dda University Health Board, Health Minister Mark Drakeford announced ... Continue to article
Welsh Government press release Carers in Wales will have equal legal rights to those they look after when a landmark Welsh law comes into force in April 2016, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas said today to mark the ... Continue to article
Labour press release Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, have today written to the Prime Minister to raise questions about the results of an investigation into the briefing and counter brie... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called on Theresa May to apologise for breaking the ministerial code and for authorising the publication of a private letter she sent to Michael Gove asking him why nobody took action on the 'Trojan Horse' schools. "I think... Continue to article
Labour and the Conservatives have clashed over standards in the Welsh health service. The Welsh NHS has come under scrutiny frequently in recent months, with the Tories often seeking to blame the Labour-run Welsh Assembly for problems. ... Continue to article
What characteristics constitute a good leader? Does a politician require Churchillian rhetoric that can inspire a nation, a natural ease that makes people want to join them for a pint, dead-eyed calm and cutting intelligence to make the rig... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper called on David Cameron to diffuse the row between Michael Gove and Theresa May over the 'Trojan Horse' schools plot. "I think there's a real, worrying problem here; it's clear that Michael Gove was warned about extremism i... Continue to article
Labour press release Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Theresa May’s interview on the Andrew Marr programme this morning, said: “Theresa May says she is sticking to her net migration target yet it is bad... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper said Labour had come a long way since 2010 and called for a debate on UKIP's policies. "I think Ed is doing a really good job right across the country, it's the really important things he has been doing on the cost-of-livin... Continue to article
Huw Lewis, Minister for Education and Skills: Today, 22 May 2014, I am publishing a White Paper setting out the Welsh Government’s Legislative Proposals for Additional Learning Needs which aim to create a fairer system for children and y... Continue to article
Labour press release Responding to the latest immigration figures from the ONS - Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, May 2014; Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary, said: "David Cameron and Theresa May's flagship immigration pledg... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper, shadow Home secretary, said: "Policing needs reform. Both the Home Secretary and the Police Federation need to act. "But Theresa May still hasn't come forward with the proper plan for a replacement for the IPCC with stron... Continue to article
Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, has declared "David Cameron must not backtrack on equal marriage."
Yvette Cooper has hit out at the Government’s cuts to the police budget, warning they are having a “disproportionate” impact on female victims of domestic violence.
In an exclusive interview with The House magazine, the Shadow Home Secretary cites evidence from an upcoming report on women’s services which suggests women’s refuges have been cut by 31%: “That’s disproportionate. They are facing higher cuts than other services.”
Yvette Cooper has ended Labour's opposition to elected police and crime commissioners, saying party candidates will "make the best of a bad job" and represent communities. The Shadow Home Secretary said Labour candidates would stand on a platform of fighting cuts.
Labour has put pressure on the Government to take action after the report into the cause of last summer’s riots said poor education and lack of opportunity for young people were partially to blame for the violence.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the Government’s response had been “very limited” and called for a “much more comprehensive” response.
On the Today programme this morning the chair of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, Darra Singh, said there was a group in society that needed "intensive intervention" and that it was important not to "paper over the cracks".
David Cameron has paid tribute to David Rathband, the policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat, after the officer was found dead aged 44.
The PM said: “For charities and for other injured police officers and for families who had lost police officers in the line of duty, he was a very, very brave man and I’m extremely sad about what’s happened today.”
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said PC Rathband had shown “extraordinary bravery and determination” and said her thoughts were with his family. Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with PC Rathband's death.
Police forces across the country face a £500m budget gap, equivalent to thousands of officers being lost.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said the figures - obtained from police forces and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary - proved the Government's cuts went "too far, too fast". She called on the Coalition to "urgently change course and stop undermining the fight against crime".
Speaking this morning on the Andrew Marr Show, Ms Cooper also said the Government's policing reforms were in "chaos and confusion".
28/07/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
17/07/2014 on BBC News
14/07/2014 on BBC News
13/07/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
07/07/2014 on Today, BBC Radio 4
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31/07/2014 on BBC News
31/07/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
31/07/2014 on Sky News