Richard Harrington

MP, Watford

Watford Conservative

Richard Harrington campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Richard Harrington’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit 15 Sep 2016

    Pension Credit is an income-related benefit paid out of general taxation which targets help at the poorest pensioners. It is a condition of entitlement for Pension Credit that a person has attained the “qualifying age”, which is linked to the women’s State Pension age. This is the same age at which entitlement to Universal Credit ceases. Changing the eligibility criteria...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Television: Licensing 15 Sep 2016

    In 2014/15 the cost of providing free TV licences to those 75 and over in the North East was 26.5m and it is estimated the cost for qualifying residents in Durham County local authority and Easington constituency was 5.3m and 0.8m respectively. The cost of the free TV licences to those aged 75 and over in the North East for 2015/16 will be published on 21 September on the...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: The Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme: Long Service Caps 15 Sep 2016

    I am pleased to announce that today I will launch a consultation on the draft regulations needed to ensure the long service cap in the Pension Protection Fund – the PPF - will operate as intended in all circumstances. The consultation will last for eight weeks and, after I have considered the responses, it is my intention to put before Parliament amending regulations, with the...

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Conservative MP for Watford

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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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 79.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Harrington’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 137 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mrs Peggy Brett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 November 2015)
Name of donor: Ms Jacqui Lyons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 December 2015)
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: £10,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 01 December 2015)
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: £10,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 08 January 2016)
Name of donor: Mr Nayaz Qazi
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 January 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: £9,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 15 January 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 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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