Sharon Hodgson

MP, Washington and Sunderland West

Washington and Sunderland West Labour

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Sharon Hodgson’s voting in Parliament

Sharon Hodgson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Sharon Hodgson’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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Sharon Hodgson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium 15 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to adjust the pupil premium funding for schools to take account of the additional responsibilities proposed in the Children and Social Work Bill in its current form.
  • Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] 13 Jun 2016

    The hon. Lady is making an excellent speech. On the detractors of the UK aid spend, I wish she could print that list of those great projects in a national newspaper. We need to advertise the great work DFID is doing around the world. We all know about it, but I do not think that the public appreciate it, and nor do they know the details she has highlighted.
  • Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] 13 Jun 2016

    My right hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. Does she agree that one of the ways forward in this debate about how DFID aid is spent in Israel and Palestine is for there to be increased spending on people-to-people co-existence policies?

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Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West

Entered the 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
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Directors
  • Pay
  • Children: Day Care
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Staff

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Education) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Equalities) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, North East Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State), Department of Health (27 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth, Minister of State), Ministry of Defence (4 Aug 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (26 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Mr Liam Byrne, Minister of State), Home Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (12 Dec 2005 to 17 Jul 2006)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: CWU North East
Address of donor: 6 Concept Court, Kettlestring Lane, York YO30 4XF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA)
Address of donor: Bourne House, Horsell Park, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: In my capacity as Chair of the All-Party School Food Group, provision of overnight accommodation, including meal, for me and a member of my staff attending LACA conference in Birmingham, 9-10 July 2015; total cost £467.12

Date received: 9 July 2015

Date accepted: 9 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 6795804

(Registered 15 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare and accommodation: £3,400

Destination of visit: Taiwan

Date of visit: 18-25 September 2015

Purpose of visit: UK Parliamentary Delegation from the British-Taiwanese APPG.

(Registered 02 October 2015)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Government
Address of donor: c/o Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, 18 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare, accommodation, transport, hospitality expenses; £10,656.93

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 25-29 January 2016

Purpose of visit: APPG on China delegation to maintain bilateral ties; support British businesses operating in Hong Kong; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development.

(Registered 19 February 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Alan Hodgson, as Office Manager.

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