Mr Vernon Coaker MP

Mr Vernon Coaker MP, a member of the Labour Party, was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Gedling from 1997 to 2019 and later was made a life peer. 

Mr Vernon Coaker MP served in government as Minister of State for Policing, Crime and Security from 2008 to 2009, and Minister of State for Schools and Learning from 2009 to 2010. In opposition, he was Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 2013 to 2015 and Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2011 to 2013, and again from 2015 to 2016.

During the 2018 Annual Labour Party Conference, Chair Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE had the opportunity to introduce to Mr Coaker the Tratos-led initiative for Safer Structures, which received his full support followed by his signature of the petition calling on the UK Government for stricter cable regulations for safer homes and buildings across the UK.