In six words (or less): Edit
"Just a faithful back-bencher."
- Age: 55
- Married to Barry Grant a businessman from Liverpool.
- Blog: Torchwoodforever.wordpress.com
- Twitter: HarJonesLocker
- Email: email@example.com
- Mobile phone:
- Constituency office:93 Castle Street Flydale FL1 3AJ
- Tel: 01822 731 882
- Fax: 01822 731885
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
Work and education: Edit
- 1997 - present: MP for Flydale North
- Non-Executive Director Torchwood (a consultancy)
- 1989 - 1997 Chemistry teacher, Grange Hill Comprehensive School, East London.
- 1986 - 1988 Masters in Organic Chemistry, UMIST, Manchester
- 1985 - gap year working for OXFAM in Uganda
- 1981 - 1983 BSc Hons Chemistry University of Nottingham
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".
- Believes that global warming will be solved by market forces and carbon taxing
- On the record as being against the invasion of Iraq
- 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
- For small taxes, cutting red tape for small and medium sized businesses
- For school vouchers
- pro pivatising the NHS
- Against new Nuclear Power plants
- Against the A45 by-pass
- Against closing the Dr Who A&E
- For increased spending on Libraries and broadband for schools
- Pro death penalty for terrorists
- wants to legalise class A drugs
- anti-gay marriage (despite her son being a well known gay rights campaigner)
- National Trust (1986 - present)
- RSPB (1986 - present)
- Greenpeace (1986 - present)
- South of France
- Skiing in Austria every winter
(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
- 1) Range Rover (5 years old, 75,000 miles, dented)
- 2) Volkswagen Eos, canary yellow (new)
- 3) Mountain Bike
- 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.