Rosie Cooper

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Rosie Cooper is the Labour MP for West Lancashire.

Climate Change

In 2006, MPs were asked three questions by the Rough Guide's Mark Ellingham on how seriously they took climate change as politicians and as responsible, active citizens. Rosie Cooper replied:

"Climate change is an immediate priority for the UK and the rest of the World as it poses a severe threat to the global economy, human life and the environment. By demonstrating our commitment to dealing with climate change by actions not words, we can change the terms of debate and persuade other countries to follow suit. UK emissions are about 2% of the global total. Domestic action alone will not tackle the problem, we need our international colleagues to join with us".[1]

Health and Abortion

In 2010, Rosie Cooper was one of the MPs to nominate Nadine Dorries for the position of Chair of the Health Select Committee.[2]

Ms Cooper voted for Nadine Dorries’s amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill on 7 September 2011, which was ultimately defeated by 368 to 118 votes. This amendment would have stopped BPAS and Marie Stopes from providing counselling for women with unwanted pregnancies and allowed ‘independent’ counselling including that provided by faith-based organisations.[3]

Same-Sex Marriage

Ms Cooper voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in February 2013[4], and was one of only fourteen Labour MPs to vote against it in May 2013[5].

Science Funding

In December 2010, Rosie Cooper signed Early Day Motions 707: Government Funding for UK Science[6], and 767: Science is Vital Campaign[7]. Both motions supported investment in science in the face of cuts anticipated in the coalition government's October spending review, although Ms Cooper signed them after the conclusions of the spending review had been announced.

References

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/climate-change-what-mps-think--a-to-c-424376.html
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Committee-Commons-Nominees.pdf
  3. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110907/debtext/110907-0002.htm#110907-0002.htm_div339
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Rosie_Cooper
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Rosie_Cooper
  6. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/707
  7. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/767

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