Harry Cohen

Born Dec 10, 1949

Harry Michael Cohen is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leyton and Wanstead from 1983 to 2010.

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1949 Birth Born on December 10, 1949.


1978 28 Years Old Cohen married Ellen Hussain in 1978 and they have a grown-up family with stepson, stepdaughter, foster son, and grandchildren. … Read More


1983 33 Years Old Cohen was first elected to the House of Commons at the 1983 general election as MP for Leyton, transferring to the new Leyton and Wanstead constituency after boundary changes for the 1997 general election.


1997 47 Years Old He was a member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee between 1997–2001, and has been a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee since 2005.


2006 56 Years Old On 31 October 2006, Cohen was one of 12 Labour MPs to back Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party's call for an inquiry into the Iraq War. … Read More
2009 59 Years Old 1 More Event
It was revealed in March 2009 that Cohen had received £104,701 over the previous five years under the Additional Costs Allowance for his Wanstead home based upon the representation that this was his second home. … Read More


2010 60 Years Old 1 More Event
On 22 January 2010 the Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons published its report into Cohen's expenses and concluded that he had received over £60,000 in expenses to which he was not entitled. … Read More
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