Yvette Cooper MP to Visit Oxfam Commission “Living Books”

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, will be visiting the Oxfam commissioned Living Books project that has been led by Charlotte Newson.

The project, which has been developed to explore the impact of the public spending cuts on women, is congruent with the interests of Ms Cooper who has researched extensively into social inequality and women’s issues.

Yvette Cooper writes for the Guardian on these topics and the full library of her articles can be found here – http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/yvettecooper

Ms Cooper is currently one of the new hopes for Labour leadership and has very recently¬†(24th September 2011)¬†addressed the Women’s Conference commenting on the imbalance in the impact of policies and cuts on women and men in the UK.

She commented on the disproportionate impact on women’s interests including:

  • Women paying twice as much as men in tax and benefit changes;
  • Cuts in refuge provision; and
  • Women’s job cuts and unemployemnt now rising to over 1 million.

To read the full address made by Ms Cooper please see http://www.labour.org.uk/yvette-coopers-speech-to-womens-conference

With her work focussed upon such continuing inequalities, we are very excited to have Yvette Cooper visiting this project to offer her support and hear the opinions of the women of The Pankhurst Centre.