Yvette Cooper was re-elected MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford on May 7th 2015 with 25213 votes, taking 54.9% of the vote.
She have been a member of the Labour Party since she was a teenager and has been MP for Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley since 1997.
As well as being a constituency MP, she is also currently shadow home secretary. She had served as work and pensions secretary during the final years of the New Labour government; after that she has been shadow minister for women and equalities, shadow foreign secretary and shadow home secretary.
Born in Inverness in 1968, she studied at Oxford, Harvard and The LSE.
She is married to Ed Balls and they have two daughters and one son.
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