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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
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Ivan Lewis
Succeeded by Dave Anderson
In office
7 October 2011 – 7 October 2013
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Shaun Woodward
Succeeded by Ivan Lewis
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
7 October 2013 – 13 September 2015
Leader Ed Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded by Jim Murphy
Succeeded by Maria Eagle
Minister of State for Schools
In office
8 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jim Knight
Succeeded by Nick Gibb
Member of Parliament
for Gedling
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Andrew Mitchell
Majority 2,986 (6.2%)
Personal details
Born
Vernon Rodney Coaker

17 June 1953 (1953-06-17) (age 66)
London, United Kingdom
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Heaton
Children Daughter and son
Alma mater University of Warwick
Nottingham Trent University
Website Official 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.

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.


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