Harriet Harman MP

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Harriet Harman MP

Member, WFD Board of Governors

Harriet was elected Labour MP for the inner London constituency of Camberwell and Peckham in 1982. She was the elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007-2015, was appointed Shadow Deputy Prime Minister in 2010-2015 and has twice served as Interim Labour Leader in 2010 and 2015.

Harriet Harman has been politics’ most prominent champion for women’s rights, as a minister in the Labour Government introducing the National Childcare Strategy and the Equality Act, changing the law on domestic violence and increasing female representation. She was the first woman Labour politician to answer Prime Minister’s Questions.

In 2017 Harriet became the longest serving woman MP becoming ‘Mother of the House of Commons’.