Tom Harris

Glasgow South Labour

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How Tom Harris voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition feesDetails
  • 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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Tom Harris hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2014

    May I say how glad I am that the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr Hoban) is still in his seat? I enjoyed his contribution and it had passed me by that he had left the Government and returned to the Back Benches—the curse of Harris strikes again; just about every Conservative Minister that I have any time for, like, or respect has somehow found their way back on to the Back...
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2014

    Yes. I absolutely believe that when the minimum wage was introduced, it was set at the right level. It disappointed a lot of people who wanted it to be higher. There will always be those who want the minimum wage increased beyond what the market can sustain. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right: it has to be generous, but it has to be moderate so that we do not have the negative effect of...
  • Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2014

    I am, as always, very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for intervening as I was just about to get on to the events of 2008-09. I want to address the deficit, because so many Government Members have raised it in the House whenever they have got the chance in a way that I find completely disingenuous, not worthy of an adult debate and not related to what actually happened in 2008-09. An...

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Labour MP for Glasgow South


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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Scotland
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Fossil Fuels: Reserves

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (15 May 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 22 Nov 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (7 Sep 2006 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State), Department of Health (before 10 Nov 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon John Spellar, Minister of State), Northern Ireland Office (to 11 Apr 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 38 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.
  • 82 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tom Harris’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 417 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London W1P 3JA:
Payment of £75 on 23 May 2013 for participation in May 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 May 2013)
Payment of £75 for participation in October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 November 2013)
Payment of £75 for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 March 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys:
Payment of £70 received on 3 June 2013 for participation in May 2013 online survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 3 June 2013)
Payment of £80 received on 20 November 2013 for participation in October 2013 online survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 November 2013)
Payment of £80 received on 6 January 2014 for participation in November 2013 online survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 6 January 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
Payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
Payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)
Payment of £240 from Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for article published on 9 October 2013. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 4 November 2013)
Payment of £200 from Mirror Group Newspapers, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP, for article, 15 November 2013. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 November 2013)

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