Vernon Coaker

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Vernon Coaker

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Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
13 September 2015 – 26 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byIvan Lewis
Succeeded byDave Anderson
In office
7 October 2011 – 7 October 2013
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byShaun Woodward
Succeeded byIvan Lewis
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
7 October 2013 – 13 September 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded byJim Murphy
Succeeded byMaria Eagle
Minister of State for Schools
In office
8 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byJim Knight
Succeeded byNick Gibb
Member of Parliament
for Gedling
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded byAndrew Mitchell
Majority2,986 (6.2%)
Personal details
Born
Vernon Rodney Coaker

(1953-06-17) 17 June 1953 (age 66)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Jacqueline Heaton
ChildrenDaughter and son
Alma materUniversity of Warwick
Nottingham Trent University
WebsiteOfficial website

Vernon Rodney Coaker (born 17 June 1953) is a British Labour Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gedling since 1997.[1]

He also served as the Minister of State for Schools from 2009 to 2010, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 2013 to 2015 and Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from October 2011 to October 2013, and again from September 2015 until his resignation in June 2016 from the Shadow Cabinet.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vernon Coaker: 'I've had disagreements with Jeremy Corbyn's policies'". Belfast Telegraph. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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