Yvette Cooper

Why Yvette Cooper is keeping quiet about what she believes

23 July 2015 9:55

What does Yvette Cooper believe? John Humphrys was desperately trying to find this out on the Today programme this morning,…

‘Yvette is dead in the water’ – Team Burnham on the YouGov Labour leadership poll

22 July 2015 15:26

The YouGov survey might be ‘just one poll’ in a notoriously tricky race to predict, but it has sent shockwaves throughout the…

Will this Jeremy Corbyn poll break the Labour fever?

22 July 2015 10:12

It is hard to overstate the level of shock in moderate Labour circles at last night’s YouGov poll showing Jeremy…

The 48 welfare rebels demonstrate the ‘Miliband effect’ on the Labour party

21 July 2015 9:13

One in five members of the Parliamentary Labour Party voted against the party whip last night. Although the second reading…

Five things we learnt from the Sunday Politics Labour leadership hustings

19 July 2015 14:14

The four Labour leadership contenders took part in another televised hustings today, this time chaired by Andrew Neil on the Sunday…

Labour leadership bingo: your guide to the leadership debate

19 July 2015 10:42

Yes, it’s a sunny Sunday – but for Tories, it will be a lot sunnier after watching the Labour Party…

Labour MPs push for an amendment to the welfare bill

16 July 2015 11:21

The Labour welfare rebellion advances further, with Helen Goodman tabling a ‘reasoned amendment’ to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.…

Labour in chaos: what are the party’s options?

15 July 2015 17:45

Labour is in an almighty mess at the moment. Those involved in the leadership campaigns are surprised by how the…

Andy Burnham talks equality at £1400 private members’ club

10 July 2015 13:20

Throughout his career, Andy Burnham has been keen to point out that he is not one of the ‘metropolitan elite’.…

Labour MP: I’m supporting Yvette Cooper because she’s a mother

6 July 2015 21:32

How, as a seasoned politician, might you decide who to back in the party’s leadership contest? It might be that…

How the three stages of the Labour leadership race could benefit Liz Kendall

30 June 2015 15:50

Liz Kendall is continuing to push herself as the ‘change everything’ candidate for the Labour leadership. During a speech at Reuters this…

Does Yvette Cooper want to be Labour’s Iron Lady?

19 June 2015 12:36

On Wednesday night in the televised Labour leadership hustings, Yvette Cooper channeled Margaret Thatcher, saying: ‘I’m not standing because I want…

Yvette Cooper attacks David Cameron for a ‘blind spot’ on women

18 June 2015 18:01

Yvette Cooper addressed a lobby lunch today and put on an impressive performance. In contrast to her slightly wooden performance…

It has to be Liz Kendall, doesn’t it?

18 June 2015 16:44

The most revealing moment in the Labour debate last night came when a questioner asked ‘what qualities do you share…

Ed Balls hired by Harvard to ‘research financial stability’

18 June 2015 11:16

During the election, Ed Miliband’s opponents regularly criticised the Labour leader for naming his life experience outside the Westminster bubble as…

Labour’s ‘attack dog’ turns on Laura Kuenssberg over BBC debate

18 June 2015 8:40

Last night’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate proved to be a rather dull affair with all four hopefuls failing to make a…

Labour’s first televised leadership hustings were dull and achieved very little

17 June 2015 21:39

The first televised debate in the Labour leadership contest was a rather dull affair. None of the candidates shone and…

Liz Kendall on safe ground for Newsnight debate

17 June 2015 12:07

Tonight’s Newsnight debate will see the four Labour leadership hopefuls — Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn — head…

When will the Labour leadership contenders realise it’s the 2020 election they’re fighting?

17 June 2015 9:28

Tonight’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate is a sink or swim moment for Liz Kendall. So far, there has been a lot of…

Yvette Cooper is trying to distance herself both from ‘Taliban New Labour’ and Andy Burnham

16 June 2015 18:30

Yvette Cooper is attempting to put as much distance as possible between her and the anonymous ‘Taliban New Labour’ comments.…