Tom Harris

MP, Glasgow South

Glasgow South Labour

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How Tom Harris voted since 2001
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  • 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 against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Tom Harris hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • VAT on e-books 2 Jul 2014

    I suppose that at this point we should acknowledge that one of the Minister’s colleagues, the hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Nadine Dorries), is consistently in the top six on the Amazon bestsellers list for e-books.
  • VAT on e-books 2 Jul 2014

    I apologise for interrupting, but when the derogation was granted on our accession to the EU in 1973, there was no reference to physical books, because e-books did not exist at the time. There was a concession on books, and as that derogation stands, it could be extended to e-books, as e-books come under the definition of being a book.
  • VAT on e-books 2 Jul 2014

    I am grateful to the Minister for giving way again. She has shown great patience, and I appreciate it. What she has just said, though, rather misses the point of my debate. No one is asking the Government to offer subsidies or favours to the e-book industry. What I am asking is that an impending charge that consumers in this country are not currently paying not be levied. She is right to say...

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Labour MP for Glasgow South

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Glasgow Cathcart


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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee

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 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 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 61.32% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 418 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London W1P 3JA:
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)
Payment of £75 for participation in April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 1 August 2014)
Payment of £75 for participation in July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins.(Registered 13 October 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys:
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)
Payment of £80 received on 4 June 2014 for participation in survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 June 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
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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