Harry Harpham

Former Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

@Harry4BH https://facebook.com/Harry4brighthills

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 4 February 2016 — Died

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Education
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • National Grid
  • Parliament: Catering
  • Nuclear Power Stations: Bradwell-on-Sea

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 4 Feb 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 25 Jan 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
29 May 2015, received £15,589 redundancy, basic and holiday pay for my work for David Blunkett MP prior to my election. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 08 June 2015)
29 May 2015, received £447.84 as a Councillor, Sheffield City Council, City Hall, Sheffield S1 2HH. Hours: no hours since the Election. (Registered 08 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 55 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: leaflets, direct mail, phone bank, valued at £7,822.60

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Gill Furniss, as part-time Researcher. (Registered 08 June 2015)

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