Harriet Harman

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

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Pupils, staff, parents, supporters and local people at a packed opening of the new Highshore School in Camberwell.

Opening new Highshore School in Camberwell - 21/10/2014

Pupils, staff, parents, supporters and local people at a packed opening of the new Highshore School in Camberwell. Read more

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Residents at Kelly House invited Naushabah Khan PPC for Rochester & Strood and myself to join them for their daily coffee morning. We discussed a range of issues affecting their lives and the biggest concern they had was the difficulty in accessing a GP appointment.

Rochester and Strood By Election Visit - 20/10/2014

Residents at Kelly House invited Naushabah Khan PPC for Rochester & Strood and myself to join them for their daily coffee morning. We discussed a range of issues affecting their... Read more

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Bright sunny Sunday morning for joining Labour members and councillors campaigning in Peckham Rye.

Campaigning in Peckham Rye - 19/10/2014

Bright sunny Sunday morning for joining Labour members and councillors campaigning in Peckham Rye.

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Heritage sites, beautiful seaside and countryside and visitor attractions are spread throughout the country, and so many localities need the regeneration that tourism can bring. 

Buxton, High Peak - 16/10/2014

Heritage sites, beautiful seaside and countryside and visitor attractions are spread throughout the country, and so many localities need the regeneration that tourism can bring.  Read more

Tourism is an economic powerhouse for Britain.  But for too long tourism has not been given the recognition it deserves. This Government’s approach has been patchy. Ministers have failed to take a properly joined-up approach.

DCMS Questions - 16/10/2014

Tourism is an economic powerhouse for Britain.  But for too long tourism has not been given the recognition it deserves. This Government’s approach has been patchy. Ministers have failed to... Read more

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Highshore School is a special needs secondary school for local children in Camberwell. They have recently settled into a new state of the art building. 

Highshore School visit - 15/10/14

Highshore School is a special needs secondary school for local children in Camberwell. They have recently settled into a new state of the art building.  Read more

Tourism is a major contributor to the UK economy, providing jobs for 3.1 million people and representing 9 per cent of UK GDP. It will play a key role in Labour’s plans for growth and jobs across the country.

Major new plan to boost tourism – 15/10/2014

Tourism is a major contributor to the UK economy, providing jobs for 3.1 million people and representing 9 per cent of UK GDP. It will play a key role in... Read more

On the World at One I joined BBC presenter Martha Kearney and panellists Anna Soubry, from the Conservative Party and Douglas Carswell, from UKIP to discuss the national and international news stories of the day.

BBC Radio - World at One - 15/10/2014

On the World at One I joined BBC presenter Martha Kearney and panellists Anna Soubry, from the Conservative Party and Douglas Carswell, from UKIP to discuss the national and international news... Read more

Women's Dinner

The dinner was held at the Imperial War Museum in London and was to commemorate the role that women played in the First World War and the impact the war had on changing gender roles in the workplace.

Labour Party Women's Dinner - 15/10/2014

The dinner was held at the Imperial War Museum in London and was to commemorate the role that women played in the First World War and the impact the war... Read more

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Today at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions I challenged Nick Clegg on whether he now regrets the Government’s £3 billion pound top down reorganisation following reports in the Times newspaper that some of his Cabinet colleagues have said they do regret this policy.

Challenging Nick Clegg at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions – 14

Today at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions I challenged Nick Clegg on whether he now regrets the Government’s £3 billion pound top down reorganisation following reports in the Times newspaper that... Read more

LBC

The phone lines were busy this evening at LBC for the next instalment of my regular phone in with Iain Dale.

LBC - Phone In w/Iain Dale - 13/10/2014

The phone lines were busy this evening at LBC for the next instalment of my regular phone in with Iain Dale. Read more

Question Time was televised live from Clacton this evening just after the polls had closed in both Clacton and the Heywood and Middleton by elections.

Question Time - 09/10/2014

Question Time was televised live from Clacton this evening just after the polls had closed in both Clacton and the Heywood and Middleton by elections. Read more

West Cliff Theatre Clacton

The by-election in Clacton on sea takes place this Thursday, following the resignation of Douglas Carswell in August. I met with Labour's candidate, Tim Young, to visit West Cliff Theatre to hear about the work they do.

Visit to West Cliff Theatre & Campaigning in Clacton-On-Sea – 08/10/14

The by-election in Clacton on sea takes place this Thursday, following the resignation of Douglas Carswell in August. I met with Labour's candidate, Tim Young, to visit West Cliff Theatre... Read more

Following Nick Clegg's speech to Lib Dem Party Conference, Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader, said:

Nick Clegg seeks to justify backing Tories and breaking promises

Following Nick Clegg's speech to Lib Dem Party Conference, Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader, said: Read more

HH Speaking Eid Reception
This evening the Labour Party held an Eid reception to celebrate this occasion with people from across the country.

Labour's Eid-ul-Adha Celebration – 06/10/2014

This evening the Labour Party held an Eid reception to celebrate this occasion with people from across the country. Read more

Heywood & Middleton -

Today I met with a group of pensioners at their weekly lunch club at the Back O‘th’ Community Centre in Heywood & Middleton.

By Election Campaign Visit - Heywood & Middleton - 06/10/2014

Today I met with a group of pensioners at their weekly lunch club at the Back O‘th’ Community Centre in Heywood & Middleton. Read more

As the Lib Dem Party joined in Glasgow for their annual conference on Saturday, Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party said:

Exposing the truth behind the Lib Dems record of broken promises

As the Lib Dem Party joined in Glasgow for their annual conference on Saturday, Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party said: Read more

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This morning I joined local campaigners and members of the community to visit the site of the old Peckham Lido and which the group would like to restore and re-open for the benefit of the local community.

Campaign to re-open Peckham Lido - 3/10/2014

This morning I joined local campaigners and members of the community to visit the site of the old Peckham Lido and which the group would like to restore and re-open... Read more

One in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some stage during our lives.  We all know someone who has one of the common mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety or a more complex condition such as bi-polar disorder.

South London Press column - Challenging the taboo of mental heal

One in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some stage during our lives.  We all know someone who has one of the common mental illnesses such... Read more

Thousands of ill and disabled people up and down the country have been waiting for months to find out whether they will get the Government’s new disability benefit – Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – which is for people who need help with the extra costs of living with a long term illness or disability.

Southwark News column - Government delays to disability benefits

Thousands of ill and disabled people up and down the country have been waiting for months to find out whether they will get the Government’s new disability benefit – Personal... Read more

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