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Harry Cohen

Former Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead

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A selection of Harry Cohen's votes

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Former Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Also represented Leyton


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Iraq
  • London Underground
  • Data Protection
  • Afghanistan
  • Departmental Public Appointments

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Harry Cohen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 106 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 63 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 845 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Surveys completed for:
IPSOS MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY. Received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 January 2010)
ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.
Received £50. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 January 2010)
Received £75. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2010)
Received £75. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2010)
8. Land and Property
House in Colchester from which rental income was received from 2003-04 until August 2008.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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