Harriet Harman

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Camberwell and Peckham Labour

A selection of Harriet Harman's votes

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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details

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Harriet Harman

Recent appearances

  • Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] 27 May 2015

    I am sure the whole House will want to pay tribute to our armed forces. Since the last Queen’s Speech, UK military operations in Afghanistan have come to an end; 453 British servicemen and women lost their lives in that campaign and many more were injured. They served with valour and they deserve our gratitude, and we honour them here today. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with...
  • Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker 18 May 2015

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) on becoming Father of the House, but to prevent us all from falling headlong into patriarchy, perhaps I may remind everyone that there is a mother of the House—and it is me! Together, we are going to do good parenting. As the Prime Minister said, my right hon. Friend has had a long and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing 26 Mar 2015

    This is more important than just feeding our views to an inquiry; the question is what the Minister decides. I want him to assure me that the Government will let me see a full copy of my file. In the 1970s and ’80s, when I was at Brent law centre and then Liberty, I campaigned for the rights of women and workers and the right to demonstrate. None of that was against the law and none of...

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Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Entered 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
  • Education
  • Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • Overseas Aid
  • Arts
  • Kieron Bryan
  • Arts: Primary Education
  • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Currently held offices

  • Acting Leader of the Labour Party (since 8 May 2015)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (since 8 May 2015)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (since 7 Oct 2011)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 15 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 55 written questions in the last year — 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.
  • 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.
  • 189 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Harriet Harman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2001 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Ltd
Address of donor: Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for the Royal Box at Wimbledon, plus lunch; total value £3,590 (£1,795 per person)
Date of receipt of donation: 26 June 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 26 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration 7546718
(Registered 10 July 2014)
Name of donor: BSkyB
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth, TW7 5QD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 2 Tour de France Stage 3 finish Line tickets, combined value £1,000 plus VAT
Date of receipt of donation: 7 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 7 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 2247735
(Registered 28 July 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part ownership of house in Suffolk.

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