Harriet Harman

Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election and I am no longer an MP

Queen's Speech response 25th May 2010

On Tuesday 25th May 2010 I delivered the response to the Queen's Speech as acting Leader of the Labour Party. You can read the full speech here.

In my response I told the House of Commons that we will be an effective opposition. We will not oppose for the sake of it. That's not what the public wants.  But, we will not pull our punches. Though we are in opposition, we will be powerful in the public interest

We will be determined to prevent unfairness, we will speak up for the public services that matter and we will be vigilant protecting jobs and businesses


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