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Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford is a constituency in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The seat has been held by Yvette Cooper (Labour) since May 2010.

Current MP

Name: Yvette Cooper

First elected: 1997-05-01

Party: Labour

The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997. She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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The people of Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford have contributed a total of 5,947 signatures to 280 currently open petitions. That's above average.

Top petitions in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    1,193 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  2. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    370 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  3. Provide an update on the release of £50 million for MND research
    Opened on Thursday 1st December 2022
    351 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  4. Recognise Teaching Assistants as an important asset to schools by raising wage.
    Opened on Tuesday 19th July 2022
    324 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  5. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    318 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  6. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    280 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  7. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    249 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  8. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    201 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  9. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare
    Opened on Friday 29th April 2022
    198 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  10. Find the time to take the Kept Animals Bill through Parliament and make it law
    Opened on Thursday 7th July 2022
    156 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  11. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    129 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  12. Limit the shooting season of Woodcock
    Opened on Monday 11th July 2022
    88 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  13. Exempt charities using IPAFFS from ban on importing animals from Eastern Europe
    Opened on Monday 16th May 2022
    82 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  14. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    81 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  15. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    79 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  16. We call upon the Government to hold a Public Inquiry into the impact of Brexit
    Opened on Friday 18th November 2022
    70 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  17. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis
    Opened on Friday 27th May 2022
    63 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  18. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    58 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  19. Require all businesses and public services to accept cash payments
    Opened on Wednesday 24th August 2022
    47 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  20. Withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 21st June 2022
    45 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Provide an update on the release of £50 million for MND research
    Opened on Thursday 1st December 2022
    351 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  2. Require siblings to be a priority in school admission oversubscription criteria
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd November 2022
    18 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  3. Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
    Opened on Thursday 14th July 2022
    1,193 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  4. Recognise Teaching Assistants as an important asset to schools by raising wage.
    Opened on Tuesday 19th July 2022
    324 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  5. Increase State pensions to £380 a week, and lower retirement age to 60
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    318 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  6. Fund 30 hours free childcare from age 1 for families where both parents work
    Opened on Thursday 13th October 2022
    370 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  7. Include abortion rights in the Bill of Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 5th July 2022
    280 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  8. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 3rd May 2022
    249 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  9. Exempt charities using IPAFFS from ban on importing animals from Eastern Europe
    Opened on Monday 16th May 2022
    82 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  10. Make suicide prevention a compulsory part of the school curriculum.
    Opened on Friday 23rd September 2022
    201 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  11. Repeal the current Dangerous Dogs Act and replace with new framework
    Opened on Wednesday 12th October 2022
    129 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  12. Increase Carer's Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage
    Opened on Wednesday 8th June 2022
    81 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  13. Allow those diagnosed with Crohn’s and Colitis to access Medical Exemption card
    Opened on Monday 8th August 2022
    35 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  14. Require all businesses and public services to accept cash payments
    Opened on Wednesday 24th August 2022
    47 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  15. Review and increase foster care allowances and tax exemptions
    Opened on Monday 24th October 2022
    33 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  16. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    58 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  17. Ban sale of fireworks to the public and limit sales to licensed displays only
    Opened on Monday 23rd May 2022
    79 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  18. Withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights
    Opened on Tuesday 21st June 2022
    45 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  19. Introduce paid miscarriage leave for parents who experience pregnancy loss.
    Opened on Thursday 8th September 2022
    22 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

  20. Residential Park Home residents should be eligible for £400 electricity grant
    Opened on Monday 6th June 2022
    36 signatures so far in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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