Sharon Hodgson

Former MP, Washington and Sunderland West

Washington and Sunderland West Labour

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  • Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations 26 Apr 2017

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Gentleman, who I have got to know very well in our time campaigning on this issue during this and the last Parliament. It is a real delight that we have reached this stage and I rise to speak in favour of Lords amendments 246 and 247 on the resale of tickets. It is with great delight that I welcome the news that the Government accept those Lords amendments...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations 26 Apr 2017

    Excellent. I was going to come on to that issue, following on from the hon. Member for Selby and Ainsty. I will have to remember not to press the Minister on it, because he has already addressed it. That is welcome and I am pleased that he has put it on the record. I also commend the sterling work over many years by colleagues on both sides of the House of Lords. Way back in 1997, the Labour...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations 26 Apr 2017

    I do not know if you are going to mention Claire Turnham and her campaign at this juncture, and I do not want to steal your thunder if you are, but I just wanted to mention—

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Former Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Gateshead East and Washington West

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Topics of interest

Sharon Hodgson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Department of Health
  • Health
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Directors
  • Pay
  • Children: Day Care
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Staff

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Public Health) (9 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (8 May 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Sharon Hodgson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 140 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.02% 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.
  • 107 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 313 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

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

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