Harriet Harman

MP, Camberwell and Peckham

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Camberwell and Peckham Labour

Harriet Harman’s voting in Parliament

Harriet Harman is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Harriet Harman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Harriet Harman generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Harriet Harman generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Harriet Harman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

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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

Harriet Harman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • International Development
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Education
  • Overseas Aid
  • Rape: Trials
  • Arts
  • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing
  • London Bridge Station

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 1 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 1 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (29 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (29 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (8 May 2015 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (8 May 2015 to 12 Sep 2015)
  • 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)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (25 Sep 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
  • Acting Leader of the Opposition (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
  • Leader of the Labour Party (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)
  • The Leader of the House of Commons (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Party Chair, Labour Party (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 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Harriet Harman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 109 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 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.42% 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.
  • 185 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Harriet Harman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2040 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Contract with Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, a publishing division of Penguin Books Ltd, 80, Strand, London WC2R 0RL, through Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd, 291 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QJ. (Registered 15 March 2016)
31 January 2017, received £9,135 as advance due on delivery of manuscript. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 February 2017)
31 January 2017, received £10,250 as advance due on first publication. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 February 2017)
24 January 2017, £2,050 received from Random House Group Ltd, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA, through Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd, 291 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QJ, for contribution to the audio adaptation of my book. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2017)
14 February 2017, received £350 from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing on 'This Week' on 2 February 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 February 2017)
10 March 2017, received £3,000 from Vodafone Group, Paddington Central, 1 Kingdom Street, London W2 6BY, via Golden Goose PR, 24 Neal Street, London WC2H 9QW, for participation in an International Women's Day panel debate hosted by KPMG LLP & Vodafone Group plc. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2017)
29 March 2017, received £2,000 from Diffusion Events, 1 Rogans Court, Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, for participation in an in conversation event at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on 12 March 2017. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 13 April 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part ownership of house in Suffolk: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
From 10 July 2017, unremunerated Chair of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Contemporary Dance. (Registered 12 July 2017)

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