Harriet Harman’s voting in Parliament
Harriet Harman is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Harriet Harman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Harriet Harman generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Harriet Harman generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
Harriet Harman generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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Harriet Harman occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
May I ask the Prime Minister about the refugee crisis? This is the largest movement of people across Europe since the second world war with, in just one month, more than 50,000 refugees arriving in Greece and thousands more setting off on foot to go from Hungary to Austria. The Prime Minister committed on Monday that we would accept 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, but for...
I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his generous words about my time on the Front Bench. It has been an absolute honour and a privilege to play my part in leading this great party. We have to do all those things the Prime Minister has set out in relation to the refugees, but we still need to know, and we need a commitment, about the number we will take this year. This is an urgent crisis. If...
All that is very important indeed and we support it, but what about the thousands of children who are already many, many miles from their homes—those who are already in Europe but who have no home? Surely we can play our part in helping some of those children too. I urge the Prime Minister to reconsider. Of course planning has to be done for receiving refugees from the camps. It is...
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Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham
Entered the House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown
Also represented Peckham; Southwark Peckham
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Topics of interest
- International Development
- Culture Media and Sport
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for Culture Media and Sport
- Overseas Aid
- Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing
- London Bridge Station
- Kids Company: Finance
Currently held offices
- Acting Leader of the Labour Party (since 8 May 2015)
- Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (since 7 Oct 2011)
Other offices held in the past
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (8 May 2015 to 12 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (7 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (25 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Acting Leader of the Opposition (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (12 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (10 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (26 Jul 2007 to 10 Oct 2007)
- Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Party Chair, Labour Party (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- The Leader of the House of Commons (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 8 May 2007)
- Solicitor General (Law Officers) (11 Jun 2001 to 10 May 2005)
- Secretary of State for Social Security and Minister for Women (1 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Health (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Jul 1996)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (22 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jul 1993 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (20 Jul 1992 to 22 Jul 1994)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1987 to 1 Jun 1992)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 1984 to 1 Jun 1987)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 80 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 63.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 229 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2022 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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