Richard Harrington

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Richard Harrington is the Conservative Party MP for the Watford Constituency[1].

He was appointed parliamentary under secretary of state, Minister for Energy and Industry in June 2017.

Political career

In the 2015 general election, Harrington was re-elected with a majority of 9,794. [2]

On the 14 September 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary jointly to the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for International Development. He is responsible for co-ordinating work to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees, advising the Home Secretary, Communities Secretary and the Prime Minister.[3]

Other roles

He is also chairman of both the Conservative Friends of Israel and the Number 10 Club[4].



Conservative Friends of Israel | Number 10 Club | BICOM | All-Party Parliamentary Group for Apprenticeships | *Tackling Terrorism All-Party Parliamentary Group

Contact details

Twitter: @Richard4Watford


  1. Richard Harrington, People, The Conservative Party, Accessed 03-January-2010
  2. Richard Harrington storms to Watford victory in General Election Watford Observer, 8 May 2015, accessed 15 May 2015
  3. Richard Harrington ProfileGov.UK, accessed 25 September 2015
  4. Richard Harrington, People, The Conservative Party, Accessed 03-January-2010
  5. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 20 April 2016