Yvette Cooper is a British politician and has been a Labour party MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 1997. She has spoken about suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which began when she was 24, and lasted three years. Despite this when she was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions she agreed to a harsher benefits regime.
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- "Yvette Cooper MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford - TheyWorkForYou". TheyWorkForYou. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- Gordon, Bryony (June 5, 2011). "Hay festival: Yvette Cooper talks of battle with ME". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- Cooper, Yvette (October 4, 1996). "Tired of all this miserable ME stuff". The Independent. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- Donnison, Steve. "Even harsher new ESA medical approved". Benefits and Work. Retrieved November 20, 2021.