Bridget Phillipson

MP, Houghton and Sunderland South

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Houghton and Sunderland South Labour

Bridget Phillipson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Elections: Fraud 20 Jul 2017

    The Commission has recommended since 2014 that an accessible proof of identity scheme should be developed and implemented for polling station voters in Great Britain. This would address the current absence of effective checks against personation and improve public confidence. The Commission notes that the Government has stated its intention to bring forward legislation during the current...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Class Sizes: Sunderland 20 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (ii) Sunderland in each year since 2010.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Sunderland 20 Jul 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the number of teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (ii) Sunderland since 2010.

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Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Bridget Phillipson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Departmental Work Experience
  • Courts: Sunderland
  • Asylum
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Government Car Service

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 10 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Bridget Phillipson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 80 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 61 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB Northern
Address of donor: 1 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1YE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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