Harriet Harman

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

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Lots of people to talk to this morning at the very busy Peckham Rye station. Thanks to local Councillors Johnson Situ, Nick Dolezal and Jasmine Ali, and Jo, Mark, Declan and Richard for joining me.

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Talking to residents at Peckham Rye station

Lots of people to talk to this morning at the very busy Peckham Rye station. Thanks to local Councillors Johnson Situ, Nick Dolezal and Jasmine Ali, and Jo, Mark, Declan... Read more

May 7th is a big day for people locally, for the UK and for our democracy. It’s Election Day when everyone has the right to vote.

I hope everyone will vote. People who are older are more likely to vote. But it's important for young people to vote too - and get their voice heard. People who own their own home nearly always vote. But we need to see the votes of tenants too. For our democracy to be equal we need to see the votes of everyone, younger as well as older, poorer as well as richer and black as well as white. Everyone has an equal right to vote and every vote counts the same.

Some people don't vote because they think their vote won't make any difference. But that just means that they won't have their say and everyone who does vote will.  Some people don't vote because they say all the parties are the same. But there is a huge contrast between the Tories - always helping the better off - and Labour who is on the side of working people. With the Tories we always see the NHS suffer and people on lower incomes getting worse off.  And we face the extra threat this time of UKIP who sow the seeds of division turning people against each other. We cannot solve the problems of this country by the politics of blame.

Some people don't vote because they've never voted and they don't think they know how. It's really easy and straightforward to vote. If you've got a polling card from the council you take it to where it says the polling station is - usually the local primary school or community centre. You don't need your polling card to vote. Just tell them your name and address. There are council staff there to help you if you've got any questions about the process.

I hope that you'll vote for me to be your Member of Parliament. It’s a huge honour and privilege to be your MP. And I think that our area could be so much better with a Labour government. There's a huge amount of optimism in our neighbourhoods but so many people still struggle.

If I get re-elected the people in Camberwell and Peckham will be my first priority. And one of the most important responsibilities of an MP is to help people who have problems but can't solve them and get caught up in red tape.

I hope when you're voting you will think about the people who don't have it easy and who need the backing of government to get a good home, a decent job, and health care. And I hope you will think about people in the rest of the world too. We need to tackle problems which affect us but hit hardest at poorer countries like global climate change. Have your say and vote on May 7th!

 

Why Everyone Should Vote

May 7th is a big day for people locally, for the UK and for our democracy. It’s Election Day when everyone has the right to vote. I hope everyone will...

Great to talk to so many parents' and carer's at St Peter's primary school in Walworth this afternoon along with local Councillors Lorraine Lauder and Paul Fleming. Many people told me they have already voted but they took Labour posters and leaflets!

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Talking to parents at St Peter's Primary School in Walworth

Great to talk to so many parents' and carer's at St Peter's primary school in Walworth this afternoon along with local Councillors Lorraine Lauder and Paul Fleming. Many people told me... Read more

Lots of people to talk to in Rye Lane this morning rushing to catch the bus on their way to work and school. Thanks to Jane and Johnson for joining me.

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Rye Lane Peckham in the morning rush hour

Lots of people to talk to in Rye Lane this morning rushing to catch the bus on their way to work and school. Thanks to Jane and Johnson for joining... Read more

Lots of support for Labour at the bus stops in Camberwell Green this morning. Thanks to Mark, Tom, Gary, Jane and Johnson for helping to organize.

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Talking to Camberwell residents on their way to work

Lots of support for Labour at the bus stops in Camberwell Green this morning. Thanks to Mark, Tom, Gary, Jane and Johnson for helping to organize. Read more

So many parents and carers to talk to today at Michael Faraday primary school on the Aylesbury Estate in Peckham. Lots of support for Labour and wanting to see an end to this Tory Government. Thanks to local Councillors Lorraine Lauder and Paul Fleming for joining me.

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Meeting parents at Michael Faraday Primary School, Peckham

So many parents and carers to talk to today at Michael Faraday primary school on the Aylesbury Estate in Peckham. Lots of support for Labour and wanting to see an end... Read more

I joined local residents for the annual St Georges Day Fayre at Ilderton Primary School in Bermondsey today. This year is their 10th anniversary! Thank you to Pat Hickson, Chair of the local tenants association on the Bonamy Estate, for her work in organising the event over the last 10 years. 

St Georges Day at Ilderton Primary School

I joined local residents for the annual St Georges Day Fayre at Ilderton Primary School in Bermondsey today. This year is their 10th anniversary! Thank you to Pat Hickson, Chair...

It was great to meet up with parents, pupils, staff and Head Teacher Richard Dax at Comber Grove Primary school today.

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Comber Grove Primary School in Camberwell

It was great to meet up with parents, pupils, staff and Head Teacher Richard Dax at Comber Grove Primary school today.

Lots of important issues raised at the Brandon Baptist Church Hustings on the Wyndham and Comber Estate in Camberwell tonight - from international development to housing and support for carers. Thanks to Reverend Steve Calder and Tim Watkins-Idle for organizing it.

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Brandon Baptist Church Hustings in Camberwell

Lots of important issues raised at the Brandon Baptist Church Hustings on the Wyndham and Comber Estate in Camberwell tonight - from international development to housing and support for carers. Thanks...

Lots of support for Labour's cap on rail fares this morning at busy Denmark Hill station in Camberwell.

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Talking to passengers at Denmark Hill station in Camberwell

Lots of support for Labour's cap on rail fares this morning at busy Denmark Hill station in Camberwell.    

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