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 very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Details

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Harriet Harman never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister 1 Jul 2015

    I join the Prime Minister in his congratulations to England’s women’s football team. With only a fraction of the resources that the men get, they are showing the men how it is done. Sadly, we now know that 22 British citizens have been confirmed dead in the Tunisia attack. Our thoughts are with the bereaved and injured, and the help they and their families will need. The bereaved...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister 1 Jul 2015

    That is a really important step that the Prime Minister has taken. We fully support it and thank those who will be working in that respect. Reports over the past few days have suggested that it was not just a lone gunman who perpetrated the attack, but an organised cell. Following the Home Secretary’s visit to Tunisia and the deployment of 50 police officers, will he update the House on...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister 1 Jul 2015

    The Prime Minister has rightly said that this was an attack on our values and everything we stand for, and there is radicalisation in this country, too. Last November the Intelligence and Security Committee said that the Prevent programme had not been given sufficient priority and that counter-radicalisation programmes are not working. Today a new statutory duty to challenge radicalisation...

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Profile

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

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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 79 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 70.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 2010 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.

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