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Daisy Cooper

Liberal Democrat - St Albans

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

(since September 2020)
4 APPG membership (as of 16 Dec 2020)
Beer, Chalk Streams, Climate Change, Legal Aid


Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (15 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Gavin Williamson (Conservative) Secretary of State for Education (12 debate interactions) View debates with Gavin Williamson Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (6 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant St Albans Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
148,388
Petition Closed

Reduce curriculum content for year 10 & 12 students who will sit exams in 2021.

Gov Responded - 30 Jul 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Daisy Cooper's petition debate contributions
1 Dec 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

A significant number of students will sit their final 2021 examinations. The outcome of which undoubtedly will be their passport, for many of their future life chances and successes. In order for this to be done fairly, it is imperative that the amount of content they are tested on is reduced.

148,884
Petition Closed

Review the decision to use previous data to calculate exam grades

Gov Responded - 4 Sep 2020 Debated on - 12 Oct 2020 View Daisy Cooper's petition debate contributions
27 Sep 2020
closed 3 months, 3 weeks ago

We want the Education Secretary and the Government to step in and review the exam board’s decision on how GCSE and A-Level grades will be calculated and awarded due to the current coronavirus crisis. We want a better solution than just using our previous data to be the basis of our grade.


Most recent EDMs signed by Daisy Cooper

Date Tabled Title Signatures
30 Sep 2020
Daisy Cooper signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 30th September 2020

SATS in the 2020/21 academic year

Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House recognises the enormous impact that the covid-19 pandemic has had on pupils' mental health; further recognises the Institute of Education findings that 80% of headteachers agree that SATs have a negative effect on pupils' wellbeing; believes that the UK’s ‘teach to the test’ approach to education has …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 4
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
28 Sep 2020
Daisy Cooper signed this EDM on Tuesday 29th September 2020

Beer Duty 2020

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House commends the Government for freezing Beer Duty at previous Budgets; acknowledges that again the UK has the highest total Beer Duty bill in Europe at £3.4 billion and a Beer Duty rate at three times the EU average, as well as 11 times that of Germany or …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
View All Daisy Cooper's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Daisy Cooper has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Daisy Cooper has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Daisy Cooper


A Bill to require courts to impose community sentences on women offenders unless they have committed a serious or violent offence and pose a threat to the public; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 12
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

199 Written Questions

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Pre-school Education Pre-school Education: Finance Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged Free School Meals: Undocumented Migrants Free School Meals: Immigrants Pupils: Coronavirus Pupils: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Outdoor Recreation: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Immigrants Free School Meals: Immigrants Free School Meals Pupils: Absenteeism Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus Students: Fees and Charges Schools: Agency Workers Educational Institutions: Protective Clothing Special Educational Needs: Finance Special Educational Needs: Finance Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Foster Care: Coronavirus Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs Schools: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Schools: Attendance Boarding Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Lifeguards: Qualifications Assessments: Coronavirus Children: Day Care Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Job Support Scheme Job Support Scheme Mortgages: Coronavirus Events Industry: Non-domestic Rates Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Mortgages Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme National Savings and Investments Bank Services: Fraud Financial Services Compensation Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors Press: Subscriptions Overseas Aid Public Houses: Coronavirus Electronic Publishing: VAT Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus Musicians: Non-domestic Rates Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Arts Self-employment Income Support Scheme Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Future Fund: Technology Future Fund Future Fund Future Fund Public Houses: Coronavirus Arts: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Asos: Redundancy Valuation Office Agency Valuation Office Agency HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Equality HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Equality Prisoners' Release: Terrorism Prisons: Rehabilitation Parole Board Courts: Coronavirus Youth Offending Teams Youth Offending Teams: Speech and Language Therapy Prisoners' Release Prisoners' Release: Homelessness Prisoners' Release: Females Prisoners' Release: Females Prisoners' Release: Females Prisoners' Release: Homelessness Prisoners' Release: Homelessness Crimes Against the Person and Rape: Criminal Proceedings Criminal Proceedings: Sexual Offences Prisoners Pre-sentence Reports: Females Gambling Act 2005 Data Protection: Japan Theatre: Coronavirus Events Industry: Coronavirus Football: Coronavirus Football: Coronavirus Choirs: Coronavirus Football Association Premier League: Illegal Broadcasting National Portfolio Organisations: Coronavirus National Portfolio Organisations: Finance Local Broadcasting: Radio Radio: Finance Radio: Finance Arts: Coronavirus Internet: Safety Arts: EU Grants and Loans Creative Europe: Membership Protective Clothing: Procurement Coronavirus: Social Distancing Insulin and Medical Equipment Coronavirus: Social Distancing Mental Health: White Papers Mental Health Services Care Homes: Coronavirus Dementia: Research Health Services: Finance General Practitioners: Finance Coronavirus: Computer Software Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis NHS: Computer Software NHS: Computer Software NHSX: Computer Software Cancer: Dental Services