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Sharon Hodgson’s voting in Parliament
Sharon Hodgson is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Sharon Hodgson’s votes.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2010–2019.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 18 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2019.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Initial teacher training market review report published in July 2021, what plans his Department has made to tackle the potential shortfall in teacher trainee positions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer on 24 June 2021 to Question 16805 on Pupil Premium: Arts, what recent progress he has made towards the allocation of the arts premium to secondary schools.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment her Department has undertaken of the potential effect of the end of the £20 uplift to universal credit on young women.
More of Sharon Hodgson’s recent appearances
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
Topics of interest
Sharon Hodgson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Special Educational Needs
- Children: Day Care
Currently held offices
- Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (10 Apr 2020 to 14 May 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Public Health) (9 Jan 2018 to 10 Apr 2020)
- Shadow Minister (Public Health) (9 Oct 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- 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)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: The Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: 1st Floor, 90 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A ticket including hospitality to a football match at Wembley Stadium
, total approx. value £3,457
Date received: 7 July 2021
Date accepted: 7 July 2021
Donor status: company, registration 12213577
(Registered 22 July 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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