I think a balanced team of men and women makes better decisions. That's one of the reasons why I was prepared to run for deputy leader.

— Harriet Harman

The most controversy Harriet Harman quotes that will inspire your inner self

I am a very big admirer of Hillary 's and I am an admirer of Obama as well.

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I am in the Labour Party because I am a feminist.

I am in the Labour Party because I believe in equality.

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Not all civil servants admire strong political leadership.

But if you want to change things for the better you need strong political leadership.

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For many young people mobility has turned into a bus down to the job centre.

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Now, many of us in the Labour Party are conservationists - and we all love the red squirrel. But there is one ginger rodent which we never want to see again - Danny Alexander.

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Well, if you look at the programme that we're offering, I think that is a future which is fair for women as well as men. We're still heavily outnumbered - we're still four to one in parliament - but we are pioneers! We are forging a new path.

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In a country where women regard themselves as equal, they are not prepared to see men running the show themselves.

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It's hard to bring up your children on benefit.

It's easier if you can do part- time work, or even full-time work, and actually have a better standard of living, and that's the direction in which we are going.

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I know we will look back on this and think how odd it was we were championing the rights of lone mothers to bring up their children on benefit.

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I'm afraid you gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility when you abolished educational maintenance allowance [EMA], trebled tuition fees and betrayed a generation of young people.

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Actually, I don't ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, 'What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?' It just won't happen again.

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I'm sure nobody wants to know this, but my husband does all the cleaning - rather too much cleaning. It is too clean, the house!

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About Harriet Harman

Quotes 23 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

Leading the party is a privilege not a right.

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This is a very crucial period and we have got five fantastic candidates.

All of them would make excellent leaders of the Party.

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There are many women with children under five who want to work and who lack affordable, high-quality child care.

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Is this the situation in the modern Conservative party? That women should be seen and not heard?

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Well, I feel that everybody in the country knows me.

I think people know who I am, and that I'm deputy leader of the Labour party, and that I'm out there talking about their big choice for the future.

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While the happy couple are enjoying the thrill of the rose garden, the in-laws are saying that they are just not right for each other. We keep telling them that they cannot pay couples to stay together, and it is clear that it will take more than a three-quid-a-week tax break to keep this marriage together.

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Jeremy [Corbyn] earned the right to take up the leadership of the party with a big majority. But he has failed and he has no right or mandate to stay in office despite his failure and take the party down with him.

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I don't agree with all-male leaderships.

Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it's a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership.

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The Labour Party is the sister Party for the Democrats and their progressive views are the ones that we are most aligned with.

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I was aware that everybody said I was going to be a vast mega-flop, and that William Hague was just oh-so intelligent, and oh such a great parliamentarian, and therefore so different from me! So I thought, I must deprive them of the satisfaction of proving themselves right.

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