Bridget Phillipson

MP, Houghton and Sunderland South

Houghton and Sunderland South Labour

Bridget Phillipson’s voting in Parliament

Bridget Phillipson 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 Bridget Phillipson’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally 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
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Bridget Phillipson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Departmental Work Experience
  • Asylum
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Government Car Service
  • Reserve Forces

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 11 Oct 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 11 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 75.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 93 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bridget Phillipson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 52 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
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