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Harriet Jones MP

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"Just a faithful back-bencher."

Basics: Edit

  • Age: 55
  • Married to Barry Grant a businessman from Liverpool.

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Born in Scarborough Yorkshire. Mother an actress and dancer, father a businessman. Two grown-up children Alice (25) and Robert(28). Previously married to marketing consultant Max Farnham (divorced 2004). thumb|300px|right|Harriet on TV

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Watching TV, Reading detective novels and science fiction, Ran the 1991 London Marathon in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in 5h10m32s. Fine wines and red meat.

Political Beliefs: Edit

Describes herself as being on "the green wing of the conservative liberal party".


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  • Global:
Believes that global warming will be solved by market forces and carbon taxing
  • International:
On the record as being against the invasion of Iraq
  • European:
Generally against a federal Europe, but pro a free market in goods and services
runs a surgery jointly with Janet Croaker the MEP in Polish and Latvian
  • National:
For small taxes, cutting red tape for small and medium sized businesses
For school vouchers
pro pivatising the NHS
Against new Nuclear Power plants
  • Local:
Against the A45 by-pass
Against closing the Dr Who A&E
For increased spending on Libraries and broadband for schools
  • Ethical/moral:
Pro death penalty for terrorists
wants to legalise class A drugs
anti-gay marriage (despite her son being a well known gay rights campaigner)

Memberships: Edit

  • National Trust (1986 - present)
  • RSPB (1986 - present)
  • Greenpeace (1986 - present)

Home: Edit

Bedford Square

Holidays: Edit

  • South of France
  • Italy
  • Skiing in Austria every winter

Music: Edit

(listen to her Desert Island Disks on BBC Radio 17 March 2002:

1. Suite for Cello, op 72 - Performer: Rostropovich
2. Rock Around The Clock - Performer: Bill Haley and His Comets
3. At the Balalaika - Performer: Ilona Massey
4. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters
5. Cello Suite No 6 in D major - Bach
6. An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise Performer - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
7. String Quartet No 13 in B flat - The Lindsay String Quartet
8. John Brown's Body - The Wayfarers Trio

Last downloaded to iPod:

  • Arctic Monkeys

Transport: Edit

1) Range Rover (5 years old, 75,000 miles, dented)
2) Volkswagen Eos, canary yellow (new)
3) Mountain Bike

Quotes: Edit

1. Pennies don’t fall from heaven - they have to be earned here on earth.
2. No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.
3. Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul.
4. My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police.
5. Defeat? I do not recognise the meaning of the word.