Harriet Harman

Former MP, Camberwell and Peckham

Camberwell and Peckham Labour

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How Harriet Harman voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Harriet Harman never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Former Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Entered House of Commons on 28 October 1982 — unknown

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

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

  • Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (since 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 25 Sep 2010)

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 (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)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (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)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 70 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 52.22% 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.
  • 181 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2000 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 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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