Harriet Harman was elected as Labour MP for Peckham in 1982. She was the elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 2007-2015, was appointed Shadow Deputy Prime Minister 2010-2015 and has twice served as Interim Labour Leader in 2010 and 2015. She has been a prominent champion for women's rights and as a minister in the Labour Government introduced the National Childcare Strategy and the Equality Act, changed the law on domestic violence and increased female representation. She was the first woman Labour politician to answer Prime Minister's Question. in 2017 she became the longest serving woman MP.