Harriet Harman

Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham

@HarrietHarman

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Musicians: Bulgaria
  • Overseas Aid
  • Rape: Trials
  • Arts
  • Musicians: EU Countries

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 18 Oct 2023)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (since 29 Jun 2022)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (since 29 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Jun 2023 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Jun 2023 to 21 Jul 2022)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Jun 2023 to 10 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (21 Jun 2023 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill Committee ( 1 Mar 2023 to 8 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill Committee ( 8 Feb 2023 to 22 Feb 2023)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (14 Jun 2022 to 29 Jun 2022)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 4 Mar 2020 to 21 Jul 2022)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 4 Mar 2020 to 21 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 1 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) ( 3 May 2017 to 21 Jun 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (29 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (29 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (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)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015)
  • Leader of HM 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 HM 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crown Court: Snaresbrook 21 Mar 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether Snaresbrook Crown Court has customer service targets for dealing with (a) incoming calls and (b) written correspondence.
  • Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Help to Buy Scheme 25 Sep 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the Help to Buy scheme gives timely responses to enquiries from homeowners.
  • Retirement of the Clerk of the House 12 Sep 2023

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. I associate myself with everything you said about Sir John, and also what the Leader of the House and the shadow Leader of the House, my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell)—who I welcome to her position—said. I do not intend to repeat everything that everybody has already said, but to warmly and very personally thank Sir John and pay...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Glyndebourne Productions Ltd
Address of donor: Glyndebourne, Lewes BN8 5UU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket with hospitality for the first night of Glyndebourne Festival 2023, value £360
Date received: 19 May 2023
Date accepted: 19 May 2023
Donor status: company, registration 00358266
(Registered 24 May 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 12 May 2022, house in Suffolk: (i). I owned a share in this property prior to 12 May 2022. (Updated 01 July 2022)
From 3 April 2023, a residential flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 24 April 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 29 June 2023, Chair of the Fawcett Society, a charity campaigning for gender equality and human rights. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 03 July 2023)

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