Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Co-Chair, 999 Cenotaph Cross-Party Committee

Yvette Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley. She served as a Minister and then Cabinet Minister in the 1997-2000 Labour Government, including as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Since 2016 she has been Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Speaking of her appointment as co-chair of the 999 Cenotaph Parliamentary Committee, The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, said: “Across the country people owe their lives and their safety to our brave emergency service workers. They are there for every one of us when we need them most and we owe them our thanks – never more so than after this difficult year. That’s why I’m so glad to be co-chairing the 999 Cenotaph’s Parliamentary Committee. It is time we had this fitting memorial to honour all those who have sadly lost their lives while supporting communities across the country.”