How Sharon Hodgson voted
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Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the 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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Sharon Hodgson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Communities and Local Government
- 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 (HM Treasury) (10 Jun 2009 to 6 May 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)
- 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 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)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families (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 (13 Dec 2005 to 18 Jul 2006)
- 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 (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Regulatory Reform (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 444 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 73.50% 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") 239 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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