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Keynote speech: Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary

The Shadow Home Secretary set out how a Labour government would approach law and order.

Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary

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The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome the Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP.

In a major speech, the Shadow Home Secretary set out the ways in which a Labour government would take a different approach to law and order and outlined her priorities for the Home Office should Labour win the next general election. In one of a series of speeches setting out Labour’s home affairs policies, the Shadow Home Secretary's speech at the IfG saw her discuss Labour’s plan to rebuild neighbourhood policing and reverse the collapse in charges and prosecutions over the last 13 years.

Following her speech, Yvette Cooper was in conversation with IfG director Dr Hannah White.

Yvette Cooper has been the Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley since 1997. Before her appointment as Shadow Home Secretary, she served as Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. In Government, she served as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Housing Minister.

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