Richard Harrington

MP, Watford

Watford Conservative

Richard Harrington’s voting in Parliament

Richard Harrington is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Richard Harrington sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Harrington consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Richard Harrington has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: State Pension age: Independent Reports 24 Mar 2017

    In order to keep the future State Pension sustainable and fair for future generations, the Government introduced a regular and structured method for considering future changes in the State Pension age as part of the Pension Act 2014, section 27. In line with this method, in November 2016 the Government commissioned the Government Actuary to examine two scenarios for specified proportions...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 23 Mar 2017

    No information is available concerning the number of UK citizens who are in receipt of a UK State Pension. This is because the UK State Pension is a contributory based pension payable worldwide regardless of nationality to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Table 1 shows the annual expenditure of the State Pension in the EU (excluding the UK) and how many individuals received the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females 23 Mar 2017

    The Pensions Act 2011 accelerated the equalisation of State Pension age, affecting women born between 6 April 1953 and 5 December 1953, and brought forward the increase in State Pension age from 65 to 66 which affected women and men born between 6 December 1953 and 5 April 1960. The Pensions Act 2011 Impact Assessment, published in November 2011, included estimates of the number of people...

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Conservative MP for Watford

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Harrington campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business: Government Assistance
  • Higher Education: Watford
  • Diabetes
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Disease
  • Israel

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Home Office (Jointly with Department for Communities and Local Government and Department for International Development) (14 Sep 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Department for Communities and Local Government (Jointly with Home Office and Department for International Development) (14 Sep 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Department for International Development (Jointly with Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government) (14 Sep 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Richard Harrington’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Harrington’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 169 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Watford Business Club
Address of donor: 30 The Avenue, Watford WD17 4NS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 23 June 2016)
Name of donor: Watford Business Club
Address of donor: 30 The Avenue, Watford WD17 4NS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 04 August 2016)
Name of donor: Businessfore
Address of donor: 7 The Vale, London SW3 6AG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 31 August 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd
Address of donor: Tolpits Lane, Watford WD18 9RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 sponsorship of a jobs fair

Date received: 11 April 2016

Date accepted: 11 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 020822203

(Registered 11 April 2016)
Name of donor: intu Watford
Address of donor: 40 Broadway, London SW1H 0BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 sponsorship of a jobs fair

Date received: 27 April 2016

Date accepted: 27 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 05389482

(Registered 29 April 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Channel Four Television Corporation (4 Ventures Ltd)
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket to the Baftas, value £1,134 (£945 plus VAT)

Date received: 14 February 2016

Date accepted: 14 February 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04106849

(Registered 04 March 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One buy-to-let office property in Southwark: (i) and (ii). (Updated 3 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Harvington Properties Ltd; shareholdings (property investment)

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