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Harriet Harman: Mother of the House - Recorded at the British Library

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Harriet Harman discusses 100 years of the vote for women

Harriet Harman MP, former deputy leader of the Labour party and author of A Woman’s Work, discusses 100 years of the vote for women. What has been achieved, and how much is still to be done? In conversation with Joan Bakewell.

Harriet Harman is Britain's longest serving female MP, having been elected as Labour MP for Peckham in 1982. Joining a House of Commons which was 97% male, she had three children while in Parliament. She was deputy leader of the Labour party from 2007 to 2015, and she has been politics' most prominent champion for women's rights, introducing the National Childcare Strategy, the Equality Act and changing the law on domestic violence.

Joan Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Stockport, studied at Stockport High School for Girls and at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books include The Centre of the Bed, She's Leaving Home, The View From Here and most recently, Stop the Clocks - Thoughts on What I Leave Behind. She was appointed CBE in 1999, promoted to DBE in 2008, and made a life peer in 2010.

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