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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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Harriet Harman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Harriet Harman’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

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Profile

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
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Harriet Harman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 137 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 70.74% 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.
  • 180 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Harriet Harman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2051 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

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 2018, received £10,160 as advance due on first UK paperback publication. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 February 2018)
Payments from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
18 November 2017, received £350 for appearing on 'This Week' on 2 November 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 December 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: APPG on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (with sponsorship from the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transfers, accommodation and hospitality with a total value of £1,252.98

Destination of visit: Ethiopia

Dates of visit: 6-11 November 2017

Purpose of visit: Study tour in collaboration with Marie Stopes International to inform UK Parliamentarians about global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), family planning and international development, with a focus on broader SRHR, maternal health and family planning issues, including in refugee settings.

(Registered 20 December 2017)
Name of donor: The Australian Labor Party
Address of donor: 5/9 Sydney Ave, Barton ACT 2600, PO Box 6222, Kingston ACT 2604

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £5,783.20

Destination of visit: Sydney and Canberra, Australia

Dates of visit: 23-27 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Participation at International Progressive Forum, delivered a speech at the International Labor Conference 2018, attended an event on women's participation in politics and met with senior shadow ministers and officials.

(Registered 28 March 2018)
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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