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. He resigned in March 2019 to vote for Oliver Letwin’s amendment, having warned of the risks of a "no-deal" Brexit.

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