Vernon Coaker

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Vernon Coaker

British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Gedling since 1997 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1953.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Department for Children, Schools and Families, Stephen Twigg, Ed Miliband

Linked to: Labour Party, Nottingham Trent University, University of Warwick, Arnold Hill Comprehensive School




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Vernon Coaker was born in 1953 add something


"'Vernon Rodney Coaker"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Gedling since 1997 add something


He married Jacqueline Heaton on 23 December 1978 in Basford and they have a daughter and a son add something


He contested the Rushcliffe constituency seat in 1983 add something


He contested Gedling in 1987 and 1992, before defeating Andrew Mitchell in the 1997 election, becoming the first Labour MP to win the Gedling seat add something


Camp for Climate Action - However data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in March 2009 showed that no injuries were sustained by the police in clashes with demonstrators and the claim was retracted by Vernon Coaker, the Home Office minister stating that "there were no recorded injuries sustained as a result of direct contact with the protesters"


After a number of Parliamentary Private Secretary roles, Coaker became a government whip in May 2005 having been as assistant whip since June 2003 add something


Shortly after being appointed Minister for Drugs & Crime Reduction in the May 2006 reshuffle, he revealed to the "Coventry Evening Telegraph" that, as a student, he had smoked cannabis add something


He served as a Minister of State at the Home Office between 2008 and 2009 before being moving to take up the role of Minister of State for Schools and Learning between 2009 and 2010 add something


Coaker served in the Government as the Minister of State for Schools from 2009 to 2010, and he has been the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence since October 2013 add something


Following the Labour defeat at the 2010 General Election, Coaker was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in October 2011 add something


In January 2010, Mr Coaker apologised for remarks that misled MPs add something


Shaun Woodward - Following the 2010 general election, Woodward was the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland until 7 October 2011, when he was replaced by Vernon Coaker


Ed Miliband - Veteran MPs Tom Watson, Jon Trickett, Stephen Twigg and Vernon Coaker were promoted to the Shadow Cabinet, as were several of the 2010 intake, including Chuka Umunna, Margaret Curran and Rachel Reeves, with Liz Kendall and Michael Dugher given the right to attend Shadow Cabinet


Coaker resigned from this position on 26 June 2016 add something