Deputy leader of Labor Party: Daily Mail smearing her

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the British Labor Party, said Monday the Daily Mail's stories about her alleged ties to a pedophile group are a "smear."

Press regulation deal reached in Britain

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Spurred by the phone hacking scandal that swamped Britain, a deal to create a new media regulator may have been reached, a lobbyist said.

MPs question payout for ex-BBC head

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Members of the British Parliament are asking George Entwistle, the former director of the BBC, to justify the $714,000 severance package he received.

Report: U.K. rich-poor gap wider

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The inequality gap in Britain between those with the most wealth and those with the least is the widest it has been in the post-World War II era, a report says.

Labor minister raises class differences

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Unequal opportunity in Britain would become worse under a Conservative government, Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman said Thursday.
Harman: Men shouldn't run government alone

Harman: Men shouldn't run government alone

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British Labor Party deputy leader Harriet Harman says men cannot be trusted to run the government on their own, suggesting it would never happen again.

Alleged Brit hacker facing extradition

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- British officials say they cannot stop the extradition of an autistic man accused of hacking into U.S. government computers to the United States.

British official lost without translation

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- An official with Britain's Labor Party insulted those with Scottish accents by asking for a translation of a Glasgow man's comments, a union official says.

Funding cut for British anti-gun program

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Supporters are protesting the possible closing of a successful British anti-gun crime project whose funds were recently cut by the Home Office.
Labor tensions up after British election

Labor tensions up after British election

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Friday faced calls by some Labor Party members for his ouster.

Sex jokes could cost bar owners big money

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- British business owners could be sued by female employees if customers are allowed to flirt or make sex jokes, a new sex discrimination ruling says.

Brown is declared Britain's next PM

MANCHESTER, England, June 25 (UPI) -- British Labor Party leader Gordon Brown is set to take over as prime minister when Tony Blair officially resigns Wednesday.

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Britain may allow double burials

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- Britain may allow for double burials in the same plot to address a shortage of cemetery space.

Push for EU trafficking crackdown

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British Solicitor General Harriet Harman called Wednesday for a European crackdown on trafficking in girls and young women for enforced prostitution.
Harriet Harman
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Deputy Harriet Harman smile during debates on the final day of the annual Labour party conference in Bournemouth Great Britain, on September 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Harriet Ruth Harman (born 30 July 1950) is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham since 1987. Since 24 June 2007, she has been both the Deputy Leader and Party Chair of the Labour Party. On 28 June 2007 she was also appointed Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Commons and Minister for Women and Equality.

She was born in London to the Harley Street physician John Bishop Harman FRCP and his wife Anna (née Spicer), a solicitor. Her parents both came from non conformist backgrounds — her grandfather Nathaniel Bishop Harman was a prominent Unitarian and the Spicer family were well known congregationalists.

She was educated at the independent St Paul's Girls' School and the University of York, where she gained a BA in Politics. Between 1978 and 1982, she was legal officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties and as such was found in contempt of court by Sir Hugh Park in the important civil liberties case Home Office v. Harman 1 A.C. 280, 308 (the conviction for contempt being upheld on appeal), before becoming MP for Peckham in a by-election in 1982.

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