Harriet Harman

MP, Camberwell and Peckham

Camberwell and Peckham Labour

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How Harriet Harman voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Harriet Harman never rebelled against their party in this parliament


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
  • Home Department
  • Overseas Aid
  • Arts
  • Kieron Bryan
  • Nigeria
  • UN Agencies: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Acting Leader of the Opposition (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (4 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee For the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 4 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (29 Sep 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Government Equalities Office (3 Dec 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (27 Jul 2007 to 20 Aug 2008)
  • Lord Privy Seal, House of Commons (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2007 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (11 May 2005 to 9 May 2007)
  • Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department (11 Jun 2001 to 11 May 2005)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Social Security (3 May 1997 to 27 Jul 1998)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 54 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.
  • Has voted in 52.77% 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") 1997 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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 to watch tennis, plus lunch and afternoon tea; total value £3,400 (£1,700 per person)
Date of receipt of donation: 1 May 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 27 June 2013
Donor status: company, registration number 7546718
(Registered 22 July 2013)
8. Land and Property
Part ownership of house in Suffolk.

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