Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Sharon Hodgson voted on key issues
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I want to point out that I raised the question of the gender pay gap. I mentioned that in 2012-13, the gender pay gap for full-time workers rose for the first time in five years to 10%. I have listened to the Minister telling us about the measures that the Government will take, but will she give us an assurance that the gender gap will not increase further during her term of office?
I raised the issue of departmental boards. They are obviously not representative, and I know that the Minister has said that that will be addressed, but are departmental board positions paid or unpaid?
It was a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I am sorry that you are leaving, but you are being replaced by the lovely Mr Sheridan, under whose chairmanship it is also a pleasure to serve. It is great to be here for this excellent debate on international women’s day. Many important issues have been covered at length, as one is able to do in a three-hour debate when...
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Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Communities and Local Government
- Career Development
- Special Educational Needs
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Education) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- 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 436 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 73.39% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 210 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)