Ramadan Message from Yvette

I’d like to extend my best wishes to all those observing the holy month of Ramadan.

Response to survey on discrimination and harassment in UK universities

Responding to news one in three female students at UK universities has experienced discrimination or sexual harassment, Yvette Cooper said: "Universities must not turn a blind eye to this disgraceful harassment and discrimination.

Campaign Update: Yvette is leading the debate

This campaign update from Campaign Co-chairs Vernon Coaker MP and Shabana Mahmood MP takes you through everything that is going on with Yvette's campaign to be Leader of the Labour Party. This election is all about individual members and supporters, and we want you to be part of our campaign - click here to get involved.

Foreign Secretary should reverse this ludicrous and regressive decision – Yvette Cooper

Responding to reports that the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, is banning embassies from flying the rainbow flag in support of Pride marches, Yvette Cooper said:

Speech by Yvette Cooper on being nominated for Labour Leader

Today, as nominations from MPs close, Yvette Cooper gave a key note speech about why she is the best candidate to be Leader of the Labour Party.  

Response to David Cameron's speech to mark 800 years of the Magna Carta

In response to David Cameron's speech to mark 800 years of the Magna Carta, Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP said:

Announcement on new mission to eradicate child poverty

In a major speech tomorrow, Yvette Cooper will announce a new mission for the Labour Party to end child poverty. This is something that was absent from the 2015 Labour manifesto and has been a lamentable failure of the current Tory government. 

Response to the IPCC decision on Orgreave

In response to the IPCC decision on Orgreave, Yvette Cooper MP said:  

Yvette wanted to be a tap dancer but picked politics after her aunt had her pension cut

In a moving interview with the Sunday Mirror, Yvette talks to Gemma Aldridge about wanting to be a tap dancer when she was younger, but was inspired to go into politics when her Great Auntie Lizzie had her pension cut.

It's Time for a Change

On Friday 29 May Yvette launched her campaign to be the first female Leader of the Labour Party. Watch the video above to hear more about her plans for the party and the country.