Yvette Cooper

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Yvette Cooper is the UK's Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and has been the MP for Pontefract and Castleford since 1997. She read PPE at Balliol College, Oxford, went on to Harvard University as a Kennedy scholar and the London School of Economics where she took a masters degree in economics. She worked as economic researcher for late John Smith, Policy Advisor to Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign, Policy Adviser to Labour Treasury Team, and was an economics columnist with The Independent newspaper.[1] Married to Edward Balls.


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  1. Biography on Yvette Cooper's website, undated, accessed February 2006.