Knowledge Identifier: +Vernon_Coaker
Born in 1953.
Country: United Kingdom (100%)
Linked to: Labour Party, Nottingham Trent University, University of Warwick, Arnold Hill Comprehensive School
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
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Act 2000 in March 2009 showed that no injuries were sustained by the police in clashes with demonstrators and the claim was retracted by Vernon Coaker, the Home Office minister stating that "there were no recorded injuries sustained as a result of direct contact with the protesters"
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
Following the Labour defeat at the 2010 General Election, Coaker was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in October 2011
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