Harriet Harman

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

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Such a warm welcome for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Neil Coyle and Labour at the Old Kent Road Mosque this afternoon. Ramadan Kareem to all those fasting! 

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Old Kent Road Mosque visit

Such a warm welcome for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Neil Coyle and Labour at the Old Kent Road Mosque this afternoon. Ramadan Kareem to all those fasting! 

HH_-_Bos_session.JPGAll women's campaign session this evening to get Neil Coyle re-elected in Bermondsey and Old Southwark! Great to be joined by Southwark Labour councillors, Lady Basildon, Shadow Leader in the House of Lords, and the wonderful Emily Berrington - but Baby Esme stole the show!

Women's campaign session in Bermondsey

All women's campaign session this evening to get Neil Coyle re-elected in Bermondsey and Old Southwark! Great to be joined by Southwark Labour councillors, Lady Basildon, Shadow Leader in the...

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Under the Tories, rail fares are up 27% & overcrowding and delays are increasing. A Labour government would cap rail fares and take national rail back into public ownership.

Thanks to the Southwark Labour team who joined me to campaign at South Bermondsey station this morning. 

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National Rail Campaign Day

Under the Tories, rail fares are up 27% & overcrowding and delays are increasing. A Labour government would cap rail fares and take national rail back into public ownership. Thanks...

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What is an Idva?

An Idva is a specialist professional who works with a victim of domestic abuse to develop a trusting relationship. They can help a victim with everything they need to become safe and rebuild their life, and represent their voice at a Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference (Marac), as well as helping them to navigate the criminal justice process and working with the different statutory agencies to provide wraparound support. 

The impact of an Idva

Following support from an Idva service, at the closure of their cases:

• Nearly 60% of victims reported cessation of abuse

• 84% of victims reported feeling safer

• 81% of victims felt their quality of life had improved

Two out of three Idva services say they don't have access to sustainable funding. If we're going to keep more people safe at home, this has to change. 

Protecting domestic violence victims

I've signed the Safe Lives pledge to commit to fight for my local Idvas and help keep domestic violence victims #SafeAtHome. What is an Idva? An Idva is a specialist professional...

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I'm backing the BPAS 'My Pledge, Her Choice' campaign and have signed their pledge to commit to defend a woman's right to choose in Parliament.  

We need to march, and speak, and campaign, because we don’t want to see the progress that we’ve made towards equality slip back. One of the first Executive Orders Donald Trump signed as President was to restrict US funding for organisations which support birth control (including abortion) in developing countries. It’s not Donald Trump – and the men-only advisory team beaming as he signed on the dotted line – who should be making choices about women. Women should be able to make those choices themselves.

In the 1970s and 80s we marched under banners chanting “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate”. And it’s time to get those banners out again.

The My Pledge, Her Choice commitments:

1. Protect clinic access and funding for all UK women
2. Oppose parliamentary attacks on abortion rights
3. Support further moves to decriminalise abortion, in line with the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2017 which I co-sponsored in the last Parliament. 

 

 

 

Standing up for a woman's right to choose

I'm backing the BPAS 'My Pledge, Her Choice' campaign and have signed their pledge to commit to defend a woman's right to choose in Parliament.   We need to march, and...

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Talking to residents in Sceaux Gardens this afternoon with great Brunswick Park Labour team and Cllr Mark Williams. 

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Campaigning in Brunswick Park

Talking to residents in Sceaux Gardens this afternoon with great Brunswick Park Labour team and Cllr Mark Williams. 

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Busy morning at Denmark Hill Station - overcrowded, more trains needed. Thanks to Cllr Mark Williams and team Southwark Labour. 

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Campaigning at Denmark Hill Station

Busy morning at Denmark Hill Station - overcrowded, more trains needed. Thanks to Cllr Mark Williams and team Southwark Labour.   

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Great to be in Bath with our parliamentary candidate Joe Rayment. Good luck Joe and team Bath Labour! 

Supporting Labour candidate Joe Rayment in Bath

Great to be in Bath with our parliamentary candidate Joe Rayment. Good luck Joe and team Bath Labour! 

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Thanks to the enthusiastic Labour Bristol team for their determination to re-elect Thangam Debbonaire and Kerry McCarthy. It was a pleasure to campaign with them. 

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Bristol East and Bristol West Campaigning

Thanks to the enthusiastic Labour Bristol team for their determination to re-elect Thangam Debbonaire and Kerry McCarthy. It was a pleasure to campaign with them. 

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A delight to be out with team Karin Smyth and local government beacon - Bristol Council Leader Helen Holland. 

Bristol South campaigning

A delight to be out with team Karin Smyth and local government beacon - Bristol Council Leader Helen Holland. 

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Thanks to Cllrs Vicky Mills, Gavin Edwards, Jasmine Ali and all parents and children protesting Tory cuts to Southwark schools in Peckham Rye Park after school today. Children at Ivydale, Hollydale, Heber and Goodrich schools designed lovely posters about why they love their school and don't want any education cuts. 

I've signed the National Union of Teachers' pledge to show my support. It reads: 'I promise to oppose cuts to real terms per pupil funding in Camberwell and Peckham compared to 2015/16'. I will continue to work with local parents, teachers and the council to fight these Tory cuts all the way.

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School cuts protest picnic in Peckham Rye

Thanks to Cllrs Vicky Mills, Gavin Edwards, Jasmine Ali and all parents and children protesting Tory cuts to Southwark schools in Peckham Rye Park after school today. Children at Ivydale,...

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Out with local Labour members speaking to people at East Dulwich Station & Dog Kennel Hill Primary School this morning as national campaigning recommences following the terrible attack in Manchester. 

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Campaigning recommences - East Dulwich

Out with local Labour members speaking to people at East Dulwich Station & Dog Kennel Hill Primary School this morning as national campaigning recommences following the terrible attack in Manchester. ...

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Such warm backing on East Dulwich Estate. Thanks to the lovely South Camberwell team - including local councillors Octavia Lamb and Sarah King - for joining me this evening. 

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Talking to residents on East Dulwich Estate

Such warm backing on East Dulwich Estate. Thanks to the lovely South Camberwell team - including local councillors Octavia Lamb and Sarah King - for joining me this evening. 

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Out in South Camberwell with Council Leader Peter John and Cllr Sarah King. Lots of worry about the Tories' school cuts and Brexit! 

Campaigning in South Camberwell

Out in South Camberwell with Council Leader Peter John and Cllr Sarah King. Lots of worry about the Tories' school cuts and Brexit! 

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Great to join our brilliant Labour candidate Peter Kyle to speak to local parents in Brighton this morning. All parents there very concerned about the Tories' proposed school cuts - which are so grim. Labour will fight these cuts all the way  

Campaigning in Brighton with Peter Kyle

Great to join our brilliant Labour candidate Peter Kyle to speak to local parents in Brighton this morning. All parents there very concerned about the Tories' proposed school cuts - which...

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Very productive meeting with Peckham Citizens this afternoon at Copleston Church Centre - pleased to be working together to improve local job opportunities and community housing.

Peckham Citizens is an alliance of local institutions which includes Rye Lane Baptist Chapel, Pecan, the Hidaya Women's Association, St James the Great Primary and All Saints Peckham that work together to improve the neighbourhood. Peckham Citizens is a branch of citizensuk.org

Working with Peckham Citizens

Very productive meeting with Peckham Citizens this afternoon at Copleston Church Centre - pleased to be working together to improve local job opportunities and community housing. Peckham Citizens is an alliance of...

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Thanks to South Camberwell Councillor Octavia Lamb and local members for joining me to speak to parents at the very busy Bessemer Grange Primary School gate this morning! Lots of Labour support and concern about Tory school cuts. 

Campaigning at Bessemer Grange Primary School

Thanks to South Camberwell Councillor Octavia Lamb and local members for joining me to speak to parents at the very busy Bessemer Grange Primary School gate this morning! Lots of...

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Thanks to Councillor Barrie Hargrove and local members for joining me to listen to parents' concerns at Harris Academy Primary Peckham Park this morning. 

Talking to parents at Harris Academy Primary Peckham Park

Thanks to Councillor Barrie Hargrove and local members for joining me to listen to parents' concerns at Harris Academy Primary Peckham Park this morning. 

Mountview_15.5.17.JPGThis morning I attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' groundbreaking ceremony on its new site behind Peckham Library with Council Leader Peter John OBE and local councillors Evelyn Akoto, Barrie Hargrove and Johnson Situ. Due to open in Autumn 2018, I could not be more pleased that Mountview has found its new home in Peckham.

Mountview coming to Southwark will provide important opportunities for the hugely talented young people of Peckham to get involved in arts and theatre, open up career choices and build on Peckham's already vibrant arts scene. 

Every child has the right to explore their artistic and creative potential, and research shows creative and cultural learning supports attainment in all subjects. I look forward to working with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, schools and Southwark Council to make this move a success for the local community and the UK's creative industries.

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Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is coming to Peckham

This morning I attended Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' groundbreaking ceremony on its new site behind Peckham Library with Council Leader Peter John OBE and local councillors Evelyn Akoto, Barrie...

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At the heart of the Peckham community at Angel Oak Academy Primary this morning with local councillors Barrie Hargrove, Johnson Situ and Sunny Lambe. We heard parents and the Deputy Headteacher's concerns about local issues and pupils being hit by Tory school cuts of £941 each by 2020. 

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Campaigning at Angel Oak Academy Primary School

At the heart of the Peckham community at Angel Oak Academy Primary this morning with local councillors Barrie Hargrove, Johnson Situ and Sunny Lambe. We heard parents and the Deputy...

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