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 strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Sharon Hodgson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Tickets: Fraud 18 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress Action Fraud has made on collating reports of linked ticket fraud.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report 17 Dec 2014

    I was interested to hear Sir Thayne Forbes say that the reason for gathering the bodies of the combatants was “to see if there was amongst them an individual, known by the codename Bravo 1, who was suspected of having been involved in the murder of the six Royal Military Policemen in Majar Al Kabir in June 2003.” The Defence Secretary will know that my constituent, Corporal Simon...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Tickets: Fraud 17 Dec 2014

    To ask the Attorney General, how many people were (a) investigated, (b) referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and (c) successfully prosecuted for crimes related to ticket fraud in the last full year for which figures are available.

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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
  • Directors
  • Pay
  • Staff
  • Discrimination
  • Career Development

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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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 473 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 73.15% 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.
  • 128 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sharon Hodgson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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