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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 March 2022

Previously MP for Watford until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019; Independent until 6 Nov 2019

Also represented Watford

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Lord Harrington of Watford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Employment Schemes: Watford
  • Prescriptions
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Israel
  • Children: Neurofibromatosis

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) (15 Mar 2022 to 4 Sep 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Home Department (15 Mar 2022 to 4 Sep 2022)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (14 Jun 2017 to 25 Mar 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (17 Jul 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Autumn Statement 2023 - Motion to Take Note 29 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I join the long line of people welcoming my noble friend to the Treasury and the Front Bench today. I have a lot of respect for her personally and she has done the jobs she has held within government extremely well. Before she was in this House, she had a very noble cause as well, which we worked on together in 2016. I hope that her current position is more successful for her than...
  • Israel/Gaza - Motion to Take Note 24 Oct 2023

    My Lords, this is a difficult speech for me to make, because we have heard so many wonderful speeches today. I particularly mention the noble Lord, Lord Bilimoria, who spoke before me; having tears in one’s eyes is not really a good way to start a speech in the House of Lords. I will talk about two aspects of Gaza from my experiences and make some comments as a British Jewish person. I have...
  • Royal Albert Hall Bill [HL] - Second Reading 19 Oct 2023

    My Lords, I have never been in a debate where I have been complimented so much at the beginning of everyone’s speech and then had almost everything I said disagreed with afterwards. I thank noble Lords for their contributions. The noble Baroness, Lady Fraser, referred to the people who spoke as “gadflies”—I believe that was the expression. With due deference to my noble friend Lord...

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Hargenant Ltd
Address of donor: Building 6, Hercules Way, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7GS

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

Donor status: company, registration 08181601

(Registered 28 November 2018)
Name of donor: Hargenant Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Hercules Way, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7GS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 08181601

(Registered 08 March 2019)
Name of donor: Club La Costa (UK) plc
Address of donor: Hallswelle House, 1 Hallswelle Road, London NW11 0DH

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

Donor status: company, registration 03123199

(Registered 10 July 2019)
Name of donor: Stephen Massey
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 July 2019)
Name of donor: RTC Education Ltd
Address of donor: 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow HA2 7JP

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 04422774

(Registered 10 July 2019)
Name of donor: Tratos UK Ltd
Address of donor: Randles Road, Knowsley Business Park, Prescot L34 9HX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 01524815

(Registered 10 July 2019)
Name of donor: Businessfore
Address of donor: 7 The Vale, London SW3 6AG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Donor status: members' association (unincorporated)

(Registered 17 July 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Camelot UK Lotteries
Address of donor: Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9RN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 sponsorship of Watford Jobs Fair 2019

Date received: 30 May 2019

Date accepted: 1 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 020822203

(Registered 04 July 2019)
Name of donor: Intu Properties plc
Address of donor: 40 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,000 sponsorship of Watford Jobs Fair 2019

Date received: 30 May 2019

Date accepted: 1 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 3685527

(Registered 04 July 2019)
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 London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 3 June 2015 and 12 September 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Harvington Properties Ltd; shareholdings (property investment).

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