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Yvette Cooper @YvetteCooperMP Castleford, West Yorkshire

Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley. For constituency casework pls contact coopery@parliament.uk

790 Following   282,550 Followers   8,197 Tweets

Joined Twitter 7/3/11


"Are you compromising the government's response to this pandemic because you cant cope in No10 without Mr Cummings?… https://t.co/u9ABq2kJP7
Retweeted by Yvette CooperKiller fact from that is this. The Cummings/Wakefield family ended up in a hospital in Durham - 260m from home. T… https://t.co/NK47bz9oLS
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe UK now has the highest number of daily confirmed Covid-19 deaths per million people. (Via @OurWorldInData.) https://t.co/jwNxvwHKLm
Retweeted by Yvette CooperTuesday's front page: STAY ELITE #tomorrowspaperstoday #BBCPapers #skypapers https://t.co/7fBWAGUFMx
Retweeted by Yvette CooperShadow attorney general ⁦@LordCFalconer⁩ makes whithering attack on attorney general ⁦@SuellaBraverman⁩ for defendi… https://t.co/z44xdX4EYp
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5/25
2020
Be open and honest, we said. Trashed. Respect the public, we said. Trashed Ensure equity, so everyone is treated th… https://t.co/w7dNA6W0uP
Retweeted by Yvette CooperAs one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few sh… https://t.co/jU6y9aIbae
Retweeted by Yvette CooperMillions were watching for answers and they got nothing. That’s why the Cabinet Secretary must now launch an urgent inquiry.
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe public will be forgiven for thinking there is one rule for the Prime Minister’s closest adviser and another for… https://t.co/LPC0wBl7Wf
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThis was a test of the Prime Minister and he has failed it. It is an insult to sacrifices made by the British peop… https://t.co/pWhFzNOZ3I
Retweeted by Yvette CooperBloody hell how is this only a year ago? https://t.co/nZJf557oDt
Retweeted by Yvette CooperEid Mubarak to Muslims in Britain and across the world who are celebrating Eid Al Fitr. #EidAlFitr #EidMubarak https://t.co/As8aJaaGvo
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5/24
2020
So for this the UK Cabinet today ripped up its public health strategy & credibility - tens of thousands of lives ha… https://t.co/v7r2OGHC7u @HelenGoodmanBA So sorry HelenDid Mr Cummings remain in self-isolation for the duration of his time in Durham? Did he only make one trip, or mult… https://t.co/8FaGwD990u
Retweeted by Yvette CooperSo @SophyRidgeSky will ask @grantshapps: When did Mr Cummings first display symptoms? On what date did he travel t… https://t.co/i20qMMDaaj
Retweeted by Yvette CooperAll of the questions are legitimately in the public interest, but the nature of the questions mean @grantshapps may… https://t.co/I7NmkSPmw1
Retweeted by Yvette CooperOn tomorrow’s show @grantshapps will be responding to the Dominic Cummings story on behalf of the government. He m… https://t.co/U6QqV9OPSk
Retweeted by Yvette CooperSome of the supportive tweets by senior Cabinet Ministers before @PippaCrerar’s latest revelation that Cummings pai… https://t.co/mrBq1ij34U
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe upshot of today’s press conference was that the government has introduced the idea that the lockdown can now be… https://t.co/UZetSrklUT
Retweeted by Yvette CooperI should be in Amsterdam on my best friends hen weekend right now 😫🍾 Instead I’m trying to control my anger whilst… https://t.co/Re3zuY2sDI
Retweeted by Yvette Cooper @indiaknight It’s like gaslighting the entire country after weeks of us watching and listening to what they have told us
Retweeted by Yvette CooperLabour has written to the Cabinet Secretary calling for an urgent inquiry into allegations Dominic Cummings broke t… https://t.co/W9cwV0LDdL
Retweeted by Yvette CooperShapps is right most people will be thinking 'what would i do?' And many will say 'I would stick it out at home and… https://t.co/j9SmCGq2YI
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe former DPP is gathering evidence. Letter to the Cabinet secretary from @Keir_Starmer https://t.co/ENN6N2auua
Retweeted by Yvette CooperLatest headlines on @SkyNews shows exactly why this story is a problem. First item- Cummings controversy over accus… https://t.co/CpQzrjFTJH
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe truly awful thing is that Cabinet Ministers know that in a public health crisis, unclear messages, lack of trus… https://t.co/uNcUaf8qR5On the contrary. They knew it was wrong, which is why they wrote a whole long article all about the period, full of… https://t.co/yHDzJORnEA
Retweeted by Yvette Cooper @MattHancock When I got it as a nurse Matt, my wife and 3 children (9, 5 and 3) quarantined. We didn’t go out. When… https://t.co/EdjGYlOqIK
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe plot thickens in new drama ‘One Law For You’. Now his *sister* not parents helping. No mention of Durham in Sp… https://t.co/IYdqyHIeY9
Retweeted by Yvette CooperWe are still waiting for a clear explanation from No.10 about Dominic Cummings’ actions The public have made huge… https://t.co/vsXCziZd6d
Retweeted by Yvette CooperBeth is spot on with this - Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win an election framed around a message of the "… https://t.co/xah7HpKUFC
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5/23
2020
there are millions of people who have been unable to visit their parents, attend the funerals of elderly relatives,… https://t.co/QEunKWGMJg
Retweeted by Yvette CooperJust when you thought the comms could not get any more confusing. Who measures things in fridges? Apart from a man… https://t.co/xzSoZyNL65
Retweeted by Yvette Cooper2/We also asked the Govt to extend its one year visa extension for doctors, nurses and paramedics to other frontlin… https://t.co/F1rpDi2VFA
Retweeted by Yvette Cooper1/Earlier we wrote to the Home Secretary on urgent visa issues during #COVID19. We asked Govt to consider rolling f… https://t.co/wNTu92futx
Retweeted by Yvette CooperI asked about UK Gov decision on 13 March to cancel any guidance for arriving passengers to self isolate. In next 1… https://t.co/V68vGdjFJ5Very troubling evidence to @CommonsHomeAffs this am on serious consequences of UK not having any self-isolation/qua… https://t.co/WxUK7MsZgwNEW: Cross-party amendment tabled by @YvetteCooperMP would see free visa extensions for *all* NHS and care staff fr… https://t.co/JhOMHden54
Retweeted by Yvette CooperGovt has rightly changed policy on NHS immigration surcharge & on including care workers in bereavement scheme. But… https://t.co/w0XYUVWjtNRightly NHS medical staff have free visa extensions in Covid19. But care workers & low paid NHS staff inc porters &… https://t.co/loR8q09lY1Karen Dee says it would be better for passenger address details to be given before flight takes off. She says it wo… https://t.co/koCQxuGEqk
Retweeted by Yvette CooperQuarantine latest: Karen Dee - Airport Operators Association - tells @CommonsHomeAffs they’ve had “no specific disc… https://t.co/bwZNlB40YV
Retweeted by Yvette CooperBristol uni Public Health Professor Gabriel Scally tells @CommonsHomeAffs Govt decision to abandon virus containmen… https://t.co/oef0VoMRoh
Retweeted by Yvette CooperToday we remember the beautiful and innocent who lost their lives in Manchester Arena 3 years ago today. We think o… https://t.co/stOLqjPXk4
Retweeted by Yvette CooperSeven years ago today, Lee Rigby was murdered while serving his country. We will never forget him or waver in our c… https://t.co/ZEDdFkAxRb
Retweeted by Yvette CooperWe’ve shown during Lockdown that we can put a roof over everyone’s head. Our Tory Mayor needs to get on board, jo… https://t.co/jpVoH3bT3I
Retweeted by Yvette CooperSir Ian Boyd, a member of the government’s scientific advisory body SAGE, has told the #CoronavirusNewscast he woul… https://t.co/xOXOFijG3e
Retweeted by Yvette CooperToday will be difficult for everyone in Greater Manchester. But we all know that every day since 22/5/2017 has bee… https://t.co/CE6llt1P8z
Retweeted by Yvette CooperAs Govt announces the self isolation border measures other countries have had in place for months, @CommonsHomeAffshttps://t.co/y11AkpYjEaToday is the 3rd anniversary of the #ManchesterArena attack on the Ariana Grande concert. We shall never forget the… https://t.co/JMZfAxxgQs
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5/22
2020
On behalf of @UKLabour, I would like to thank Dabirul Islam Choudhury for his incredible fundraising effort. I kno… https://t.co/Qld5hZYO3N
Retweeted by Yvette CooperPeople across the UK again take to their doorsteps to "clap for carers" Including 100-year-old Dabirul Choudhury,… https://t.co/i74bpJbWsM
Retweeted by Yvette CooperWell done campaigners, NHS staff, trade unions, MPs and of course @Keir_Starmer on this victory. https://t.co/hswMTVddj0
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThis is a victory for common decency. #ClapForOurCarers https://t.co/zRgjSNftQw
Retweeted by Yvette CooperVery glad Govt is changing policy on NHS surcharge & bereavement scheme. Now still need Home Office to include car… https://t.co/Fuzp9HcakNBoris Johnson is right to have u-turned and backed our proposal to remove the NHS charge for health professionals a… https://t.co/Rh2R2V1R5K
Retweeted by Yvette CooperHope this is right. Can cost NHS & care workers over £10,000 to pay surcharge to renew 5yr family visa. Unfair & wr… https://t.co/M0zQzN2LuhRees-Mogg lets the cat out of the bag , "the Government has appointed" the new Chair of the Liason Committee , so w… https://t.co/Xl53ANucmH
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5/21
2020
Missed this earlier, Tudor. Love it. High viz photo op - lockdown style! https://t.co/DvvuskEIU0I've said since this pandemic began that the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on BAME communities has been… https://t.co/dMdhQEXCpT
Retweeted by Yvette CooperMaking the lowest paid NHS & care workers have to pay thousands of pounds & wrestle with UK immigration system whil… https://t.co/9jTEH1HPJjBut deeply unfair that Home Office still resisting expanding free visa extension to care workers, NHS porters/ clea… https://t.co/jPjwG5HWGNFinally. Very good news. @CommonsHomeAffs has been pushing on this for weeks. Wd be unthinkable to ask family who l… https://t.co/UYFaFmUdBBReply also confirms that NHS immigration surcharge will continue to apply to NHS & social care staff. Means nurse o… https://t.co/YNrdCZdHSAReply from Home Sec published today confirms care workers & low paid NHS staff aren’t included in coronavirus free… https://t.co/bfCj8OtoDYCare workers, NHS porters & cleaners are not included in Home Office free visa extension for NHS medical staff. Nor… https://t.co/tAe72DeY4LCare workers & NHS staff renewing a 5yr visa for their family could face an NHS surcharge bill of over £10,000. Whe… https://t.co/kDjarflAKTNo tracing at all for 10 weeks is truly shocking. When it is so crucial to controlling the virus. Inexplicable. Eve… https://t.co/jZcKdWkCoa
5/20
2020
Covid positive patients are still being discharged into care homes even now. The problem isn’t just the previous fa… https://t.co/eivmEHuvbpHow much tracing has been done? How many of this week’s Covid positive tests have been followed up, please? And… https://t.co/60m3zlwxf9Is any tracing being done from these tests? https://t.co/7zYqBIWWLl🏓 Stay home. Play hard. All with the help of our free family activity newsletter - May edition just released! 👍 It… https://t.co/NPguCU7fD9
Retweeted by Yvette CooperGovt action needed to help young people hardest hit by jobs crisis or they will be affected for years to come. Govt… https://t.co/qqM5hC3rlg
5/19
2020
More than half of the health workers who have died of coronavirus were born abroad says @YvetteCooperMPhttps://t.co/NOFNUO0dvU
Retweeted by Yvette CooperGreat to hear @YvetteCooperMP chair of the @CommonsHomeAffs call for repeal of the #HostileEnvironment 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Retweeted by Yvette CooperNext up is Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee @YvetteCooperMP. Raises the disproportionate impact of Corona… https://t.co/H9vY7yk6vA
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThe government has to ditch the divisive rhetoric of recent years says @YvetteCooperMP
Retweeted by Yvette CooperTo ease out of lockdown safely we need test, trace and isolate regime in place. Government wasted weeks by abando… https://t.co/GVJrBFBjIT
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5/18
2020
It’s astonishing that the Scottish health sec just said on Nike cover- up “If we are not told by someone all the co… https://t.co/XxQEKrouov
Retweeted by Yvette CooperMinisters shd not be defending discharging Covid19 patients to carehomes. Have heard v distressing stories of homes… https://t.co/oEsTORtzRcThe government must urgently investigate the 10,000 additional and unexpained deaths in our care homes in April. Ou… https://t.co/UaPWwAeRPf
Retweeted by Yvette CooperSo the Mail story - Labour Leader helps disabled mum RESCUE DONKEYS. Sounds like a vote winner
5/17
2020
I clapped tonight to show my appreciation for key workers during the #COVID19 pandemic. We must continue to support… https://t.co/7w1sATLnFU
Retweeted by Yvette CooperNEW: Over a third - 36% of care homes in England, 5,546 out of 15,514 have now reported an acute respiratory outbr… https://t.co/x6sOD30KpJ
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5/14
2020
Top PMQs tip for Boris: if Keir Starmer says government guidance said something, best to work on the assumption that it did
Retweeted by Yvette CooperNEW: we’ve updated our excess mortality tracker, the gold-standard measure for Covid deaths, allowing like-for-like… https://t.co/nJc8QuUF0c
Retweeted by Yvette CooperThis is why I’m pressing for Govt to publish science behind all these decisions. Here’s my most recent letter to Pr… https://t.co/AZtpV8HZqVAnd at a time when many other countries were introducing self isolation rules at border. Instead of extending self… https://t.co/yRHmwZzUTgRemember this was at a time when Sir Patrick Vallance says “we saw a big influx of cases, probably from Italy and S… https://t.co/ebNi2MTqKhProfessor Aston said Ministers were advised on policies which would lead to a range of delays to the epidemic. Bear… https://t.co/meWcWmBj7QHome Office Science Advisor told me at @CommonsSTC that Ministers were advised in early March “further restrictions… https://t.co/iTSfa1AAOaJoining us today for our session with Chief Scientific Advisers at 2.30pm are: Chair of @CommonsHCLG Clive Betts… https://t.co/NJCyuVzZBV
Retweeted by Yvette CooperIn 2008/9 we brought in the Future Jobs Fund to guarantee jobs for 18-25s and a training guarantee. We’ll need all… https://t.co/VuTSibNIR916 & 18 yr olds have just lost their final term when teachers wd have been checking they had a course, job or appre… https://t.co/oK22hYLLqe
5/13
2020
This fills me with such sadness. Belly leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter Ingrid. Read her family’s story https://t.co/RdA6mlmQWD
Retweeted by Yvette CooperOur documentary to be broadcast tonight also reveals there was a February outbreak of the virus at an Edinburgh con… https://t.co/tT9nGwbSyK
Retweeted by Yvette CooperWe’re also seeing deaths at home remain stubbornly high. For week 18 they’re up 88%. That’s down from 112% the week… https://t.co/W28SnEjDBv
Retweeted by Yvette CooperTo put it another way 7.3% of England & Wales’ care home population has died in a home in last 5 weeks. We’d norm… https://t.co/xsaui3Z5gS
Retweeted by Yvette CooperMore dire excess death figures in care homes. Using ONS data, by my calculation excess deaths in care homes are up… https://t.co/J64ijJsNCt
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5/12
2020

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