Harriet Harman MP, Camberwell and Peckham

voted moderately for the policy

Asylum System - More strict

by scoring 63.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectHarriet HarmanPolicy vote
Commons11 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded MajorityMajority
Commons11 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons12 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances MajorityMajority
Commons12 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected absentMajority
Commons12 Jun 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Nov 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children absentMajority
Commons5 Nov 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim absentMajority
Commons17 Mar 2003Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 MajorityMajority
Commons16 Jul 2003Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 absentMajority
Commons17 Dec 2003Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2003Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected absentMajority
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons1 Mar 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectHarriet HarmanPolicy vote
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2006Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Jul 2007The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectHarriet HarmanPolicy vote
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigation Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons25 Apr 2016Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months absentMajority (strong)

How the number is calculated

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, no points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, no points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Questions about this formula can be discussed on the forum.

No of votesPointsOut of
Most important votes (50 points)   
MP voted with policy3150150
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy10100100
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*5510
Total:330520

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Lords are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

agreement score
MP's points
total points
 = 
330
520
 = 63.5 %.


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