Sharon Hodgson

MP, Washington and Sunderland West

Washington and Sunderland West Labour

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How Sharon Hodgson voted
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Sharon Hodgson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Violence against Women 16 Oct 2014

    The Minister spoke a lot over the conference season about the benefits of good quality sex and relationships education, which would go a long way towards tackling violence against women and girls. I agree with her: in SRE lessons at school all young people should be taught about healthy relationships, consent and respect for others. Unlike her, however, I am not the Education Secretary with...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Sep 2014

    If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 10 September.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Sep 2014

    I join the Leader of the House in paying tribute to our very good friend Jim Dobbin. He was a kind and thoroughly decent man and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Pat and their family. The bedroom tax is discriminatory, damaging, and it is not even working. Last Friday the House was very clear. Will the Government now listen? Will they scrap that wretched...

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Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Gateshead East and Washington West

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Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Staff
  • Discrimination
  • Career Development
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Special Educational Needs

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (funded by HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, North East Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State), Department of Health (27 Nov 2008 to unknown)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth, Minister of State), Ministry of Defence (4 Aug 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (27 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (13 Dec 2005 to 18 Jul 2006)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 489 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 127 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sharon Hodgson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 226 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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