Bridget Phillipson

MP, Houghton and Sunderland South

Houghton and Sunderland South Labour

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How Bridget Phillipson voted
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Bridget Phillipson never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East 15 Oct 2014

    I just want to point out that services are withdrawn not only because they are unprofitable per se. It can be because they are not profitable enough. Bus operators refuse to publish data on the profitability of routes. When there are big changes and routes are cut or withdrawn almost entirely—as happened in communities in my area such as Shiney Row, and Houghton and Hetton, which have...
  • [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East 15 Oct 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Caton, and I am grateful for having secured this debate. The north-east is a wonderful place for us to live, work and do business. However, too many of our constituents are struggling, and central Government are not giving us the support that we need. On so many economic measures, we are falling behind the rest of the country. From May to...
  • [Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East 15 Oct 2014

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising an important point that I have sought assurance about. My constituency borders County Durham, and many services that run through it go to and from County Durham. I appreciate that it is an important area that does need addressing, but the benefits not only for Tyne and Wear, but for the wider region will be profound. I hope that the right...

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Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

Entered 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
  • Reserve Forces
  • Housing Benefit

Currently held offices

  • Opposition Whip (Commons)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 88 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 58.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 43 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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