Richard Harrington

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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 investigations 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

  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    I will have a go at responding to the hon. Gentleman’s question. I do not know the answer to it, but I will find out straight away and communicate it to him. I suspect that this is a matter that is decided by the civil service based on previous protocols about purdah and so on, but I do not feel experienced enough to give him the answer that he wants and deserves.
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    I have taken on board the hon. Lady’s point.
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    I hope we would all agree—I know you have been in the Chair for only some of the debate, Madam Deputy Speaker—that we have had an interesting debate. Before I attempt to address the points that have been raised, I would like to thank those who have spoken. In particular, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North Thanet (Sir Roger Gale) and the hon. Member for—I have been...

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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 19 debates in the last year — 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 80.30% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 179 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 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)
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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