Harriet Harman is the Longest Continuously Serving Female MP

Harriet Harman, the 66-year old MP for Camberwell and Peckham, has become the longest continuously serving female MP in the history of the House of Commons.

Harman was first elected as an MP for the constituency of Peckham at a 1982 by-election and she has held the seat, and its successor of Camberwell and Peckham, since. She has held several roles, including the Secretary of State for Social Security, the Solicitor General and the Leader of the House of Commons. She has also been deputy leader of the Labour Party and has been its acting leader on two occasions.