Sharon Hodgson

MP, Washington and Sunderland West

Washington and Sunderland West Labour

Sharon Hodgson’s voting in Parliament

Sharon Hodgson is a Labour MP, and so 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 against reducing central government funding of local government 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
  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Sharon Hodgson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sharon Hodgson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Sharon Hodgson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Education
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Directors
  • Pay
  • Children: Day Care
  • Staff
  • Discrimination

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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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 292 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sharon Hodgson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 251 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

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

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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