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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 random selection of Sharon Hodgson’s votes.
Almost always voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2022.
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011.
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 19 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2022.
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010.
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help support journalists at local newspapers, in the context of rising inflation.
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of (a) local and (b) regional news outlets on the impact of the economic situation on (i) those organisations and (ii) their employees.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2022 to Question 35936 on Poverty: Children, whether the 9 million most disadvantaged pupils are (a) eligible for and (b) claiming a free school meal.
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 and Social Care
- Department of Health
- 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: 5 Sep 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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
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