Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons

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The work of hugely talented designers from across Britain is on show at the New Designers Exhibition.  I saw the work of designers working with textiles, furniture, ceramics and even a clever design by Graham Friend for a baby-carrier for airline travel! 

New Designers 2014 Exhibition - 03/07/2014

The work of hugely talented designers from across Britain is on show at the New Designers Exhibition.  I saw the work of designers working with textiles, furniture, ceramics and even... Read more

Nigerian schoolgirls meeting_02.07.14

Today I attended and spoke at an important meeting in Parliament with the Nigerian Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown on the Nigerian schoolgirls who remain missing after their abduction on 14th April.

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls - Meeting with the Nigerian Minister of Finance

Today I attended and spoke at an important meeting in Parliament with the Nigerian Minister of Finance Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown... Read more

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This week I was pleased to welcome three young people from my constituency to undertake work experience in my constituency office: Blessing Ayenge from Peckham who attends Notre Dame School, Oluwatomiwa ‘Tomi’ Sanyaolu who goes to St Thomas the Apostle School and Hanz Espino from Camberwell who is at Sacred Heart School.

Work experience students - 02/07/2014

This week I was pleased to welcome three young people from my constituency to undertake work experience in my constituency office: Blessing Ayenge from Peckham who attends Notre Dame School,...

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Today I met with Southwark Council Leader Peter John at his office in Tooley Street. We discussed the importance of parents being happy with their local schools, scholarships for young people to attend local art colleges and the Peckham Rye station area re-development.

Meeting Southwark Council Leader Peter John - 02/07/2014

Today I met with Southwark Council Leader Peter John at his office in Tooley Street. We discussed the importance of parents being happy with their local schools, scholarships for young...

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This morning I joined local councillors Michael Situ and Evelyn Akoto to meet parents and carers at the school gate at Camelot Primary school. It was good to meet the new Head Teacher, Steve Forder, Chair of Governors, Juliette Young and Parent Governor Amanda Bono-Odo.

Camelot Primary school visit - 02/07/2014

This morning I joined local councillors Michael Situ and Evelyn Akoto to meet parents and carers at the school gate at Camelot Primary school. It was good to meet the...

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Today I met with local Head's Lucy Frame from ARK All Saints Academy and Yvonne Powell from Walworth Academy. We discussed progress at the schools and how we can work together to improve the transition process when children move from primary to secondary level.

Meeting with local Head Teachers - 25/6/14

Today I met with local Head's Lucy Frame from ARK All Saints Academy and Yvonne Powell from Walworth Academy. We discussed progress at the schools and how we can work...

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Today I met with local Head's Lucy Frame from ARK All Saints Academy and Yvonne Powell from Walworth Academy. We discussed progress at the schools and how we can work together to improve the transition process when children move from primary to secondary level.

Meeting with local Head Teachers - 25/06/2014

Today I met with local Head's Lucy Frame from ARK All Saints Academy and Yvonne Powell from Walworth Academy. We discussed progress at the schools and how we can work...

Sport Wales

Joined by my Welsh Government colleague John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport and Assembly member for Newport East, we participated in a discussion with Sport Wales today.

Sport Wales - Cardiff - 20/06/2014

Joined by my Welsh Government colleague John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport and Assembly member for Newport East, we participated in a discussion with Sport Wales today. Read more

Shadow Cabinet

The first joint meeting between the UK Labour Shadow Cabinet and the Welsh Labour Government Cabinet was held today at GE Aviation UK in Nantgarw, Wales.

The theme of the meeting was Investment in our future: in our young people, in jobs and apprenticeships. During the meeting Ed Miliband announced that Wales today saw the 10,000th young person get a job through Jobs Growth Wales. Wales continues to out perform the rest of the UK in tackling youth unemployment.

Shadow Cabinet - Nantgarw, Wales - 20/06/2014

The first joint meeting between the UK Labour Shadow Cabinet and the Welsh Labour Government Cabinet was held today at GE Aviation UK in Nantgarw, Wales. The theme of the...

This afternoon I met with the management of NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Dr. Amr Zeineldine (Chair), Andrew Bland (Chief Officer) and Richard Gibbs (Lead for Audit and Governance) - to raise my concerns about GP access and the difficulties my constituents have in getting an appointment with their GP.

Meeting NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group - 19/06/2014

This afternoon I met with the management of NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Dr. Amr Zeineldine (Chair), Andrew Bland (Chief Officer) and Richard Gibbs (Lead for Audit and...

ALVA 20 June 2014

Visitor attractions are important to families and tourism.  They are important to our economy and jobs and also to community and our sense of place.  Heritage and modern attractions enliven the local environment.  My speech to the ALVA was followed by a lively Q&A where we discussed Labour’s new consultation on Young People and the Arts, innovative ways of reaching people who don’t engage with our heritage sites and the need for Government to work across Departments on tourism.

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions seminar - 19/6/2014

Visitor attractions are important to families and tourism.  They are important to our economy and jobs and also to community and our sense of place.  Heritage and modern attractions enliven...

This morning I met with staff and parents at the school gate as they dropped their children off at Brunswick Park Primary school in Camberwell. I was joined by local councillors Kieron Williams and Tom Flynn, and asked the parents how things were going at the school and whether they wanted to raise any issues with me, and I let them know how they could contact me in the future if they needed to. I was pleased to see the Acting Deputy Head, Shauna Sharkhey and Assistant Head, Andrea Iniss, and hear that everything was going well at the school.

Brunswick Park Primary school - 17/6/14

This morning I met with staff and parents at the school gate as they dropped their children off at Brunswick Park Primary school in Camberwell. I was joined by local...

SPeaking to London Labour Organisers
London Labour’s regional organisers joined in Parliament together to celebrate the successes of the 2014 Elections and discuss the campaign priorities for the future. Labour gained just over 200 additional Councillors in London gaining control of David Cameron’s ‘favourite council’ of Hammersmith & Fulham and four other London Boroughs – making gains from the Tories and Lib Dems. We also doubled our MEPs from 2 – 4 in London. I congratulated the team on their success and spoke about how we can keep up the momentum ahead of next year’s General Election.

London Labour Regional Organiser’s reception – 17/06/2014

London Labour’s regional organisers joined in Parliament together to celebrate the successes of the 2014 Elections and discuss the campaign priorities for the future. Labour gained just over 200 additional...

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I attended the annual graduate summer show of students from Camberwell College of Arts this morning. The art and design works were inspiring and it was great to meet the students to talk about their work and what they plan to do after they graduate. Many thanks to Associate Dean Amanda Jenkins for showing me around.

Camberwell College of Arts Summer Show - 16/6/14

I attended the annual graduate summer show of students from Camberwell College of Arts this morning. The art and design works were inspiring and it was great to meet the... Read more

Lbc

This evening I joined Iain Dale on LBC for his weekly phone in show in their London studios. On air he announced that I will be doing a regular monthly (2nd Monday) slot from now until the General Election. We had a lively discussion and I took a series of wide ranging questions from callers across the country.

LBC Phone In w/Iain Dale - 16/06/2014

This evening I joined Iain Dale on LBC for his weekly phone in show in their London studios. On air he announced that I will be doing a regular monthly (2nd...

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Great to meet Camberwell Labour members at The Tiger pub in Camberwell to plan for campaigning for 2015. Congratulations to our 6 councillors - Dora Dixon-Fyle, Kieron Williams, Tom Flynn, Mark Williams, Ian Wingfield and Radha Burgess.

Camberwell Labour Branch meeting - 12/6/14

Great to meet Camberwell Labour members at The Tiger pub in Camberwell to plan for campaigning for 2015. Congratulations to our 6 councillors - Dora Dixon-Fyle, Kieron Williams, Tom Flynn,...

Advertising

This evening I attended the Advertising Association’s bi-annual Council meeting and discussed with advertising leaders Labour’s Creative Industries review, Labour’s manifesto plans and how to ensure responsibility across the industry.

Advertising Association - bi-annual Council meeting – 12/06/2014

This evening I attended the Advertising Association’s bi-annual Council meeting and discussed with advertising leaders Labour’s Creative Industries review, Labour’s manifesto plans and how to ensure responsibility across the industry.... Read more

LGA Labour Group

Speaking at LGA Labour Group Forum – 12/06/2014

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Handball

England Handball visited Parliament today to showcase and promote the sport.

Clive Efford MP hosted the event in which MPs, Peers and staff all had the opportunity to find out about this up-and-coming sport. We also got the chance to take a penalty shot against the Team GB goalkeeper!

Handball

The sport is played widely across Europe and is growing in popularity. The event was a great success.

England Handball - Showcase in Parliament - 11/06/2014

England Handball visited Parliament today to showcase and promote the sport. Clive Efford MP hosted the event in which MPs, Peers and staff all had the opportunity to find out...

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This morning I met parents at the school gate of John Donne Primary school in Peckham along with local councillors Sandra Rhule and Sunil Chopra. I also visited the school and met with Head Teachers Evelyn Holdsworth and Nick Tildesley, and Community Governor Olive Lewis, to discuss their campaign for a secondary-level Free School.

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John Donne Primary visit & school gate - 11/06/2014

This morning I met parents at the school gate of John Donne Primary school in Peckham along with local councillors Sandra Rhule and Sunil Chopra. I also visited the school...

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