Harriet Harman

Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham

@HarrietHarman

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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.

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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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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
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Overseas Aid
  • Rape: Trials
  • Arts
  • London Bridge Station
  • Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (4 Mar 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (4 Mar 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (4 Mar 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (4 Mar 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2 Mar 2020 to 4 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2019 to 4 Mar 2020)
  • 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 4 Mar 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.

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 to 3 January 2020, unremunerated Chair of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Contemporary Dance. (Registered 12 July 2017; updated 27 January 2020)

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