Harriet Harman

As of 3 May 2017, Parliament is dissolved and there are no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on 8 June 2017. This site was established while I was an MP. I am now a parliamentary candidate for the election on June 8th

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Join the Guardian’s Decca Aitkenhead in conversation with Labour MP and lifetime campaigner for women’s rights, Harriet Harman.

As one Labour’s most prominent and respected figures, Harriet has been a Member of Parliament for Peckham since 1982. Tirelessly campaigning to increase the number of women in parliament, and to bring women’s issues to the heart of the Labour party, Harriet introduced the National Childcare Strategy, the Equality Act and changed the law on domestic violence. Much has changed since she first entered the House when 97% of MPs were men.

Looking at Harriet’s career as an activist and politician, we ask why does political representation of women matter? Which hurdles - personal, political and societal - have been faced, fought and sometimes overcome in the past thirty years? Join us as we explore the fight to change the Labour Party and UK politics since the 1970s.

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