Sharon Hodgson

Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West

@SharonHodgsonMP https://facebook.com/Sharon.Hodgson.MP

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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.

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Last updated: 21 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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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

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

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

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: 5 Sep 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: PRS for Music
Address of donor: 1st Floor, Goldings House, 2 Hays Lane, London SE1 2HB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the Ivor Novello awards, £280 and one ticket to the after party £100, total value £380

Date received: 19 May 2022

Date accepted: 19 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 03444246

(Registered 29 June 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friends of the British Overseas Territories
Address of donor: PO Box 2635, Illford IG1 8UA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For me and a member of staff, flights and accommodation with a total value of £928

Destination of visit: Faroe Islands

Dates of visit: 7-11 July 2022

Purpose of visit: To understand more about how the Danish overseas territories are governed and supported compared to the British overseas territories.

(Registered 09 August 2022)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Alan Hodgson, as Office Manager.

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