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Harriet Harman

Harriet Ruth Harman (born 30 July 1950) is a British politician and is the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. She was born and raised in West London. She has held cabinet posts in the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Following Brown's resignation as Labour leader on 10 May 2010, Harman was the acting leader of the Labour Party until Ed Miliband was elected on September 25, 2010. Until 2015 she was the Deputy Leader and ex-officio member of the Shadow Cabinet. She was also Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.

She is the Member of Parliament for the Camberwell and Peckham constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She was first elected for Peckham in a by-election in 1982.

Personal life

Harman is a feminist. She has been married to Jack Dromey since 1982. The couple have two sons and a daughter.

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