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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.
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Harriet Harman generally voted against greater regulation of gambling, while most Labour MPs generally voted for.
Harriet Harman generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres have closed in London in each of the last six years; and in which boroughs those centres were located.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will commence the socio-economic duty on public bodies contained within section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what women's median income as a percentage of men's was from all sources including pay, pensions, benefits and tax credits for each year from 2010 to 2016.
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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
Topics of interest
- International Development
- Culture Media and Sport
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for Culture Media and Sport
- Overseas Aid
- Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing
- London Bridge Station
- Kids Company: Finance
Currently held offices
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 29 Oct 2015)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 29 Oct 2015)
- Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 29 Oct 2015)
- Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party (since 7 Oct 2011)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015)
- Acting Leader of the Labour Party (8 May 2015 to 12 Sep 2015)
- Leader of the Labour Party (8 May 2015 to 12 Sep 2015)
- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition (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)
- Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (25 Sep 2010 to 8 May 2015)
- Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (25 Sep 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Leader of the Labour Party (12 May 2010 to 25 Sep 2010)
- 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)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (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 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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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Harriet Harman’s speeches
- Has received answers to 40 written questions in the last year — 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 50.00% 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.
- 197 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Harriet Harman’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2032 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Jan 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
18 February 2016
, received £10,250 for working on a book between 27 September 2015
and 20 February 2016. Hours: 147 hrs (1 hr per day). (Registered 15 March 2016)
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).
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