Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

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Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' concerns over Rob Marris' Assisted Dying Bill 2015-16

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Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' concerns over the Assisted Dying Bill 2015-16

Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' concerns over Rob Marris' Assisted Dying Bill 2015-16 Read more

I am proud of the Human Rights Act which was passed through Parliament under the last Labour Government, as it protects basic rights that we all benefit from such as the right to be free from torture, the right to free speech, the right to a fair trial, the right to protest and freedom of association.

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Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' concerns over the Tory Government's decision to repeal the Human Rights Act

I am proud of the Human Rights Act which was passed through Parliament under the last Labour Government, as it protects basic rights that we all benefit from such as... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP responds to recent queries by constituents on tax avoidance and the related campaign on closing the “Mayfair tax loophole”.

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Sharon responds to constituents' queries on closing the Mayfair Tax Loophole

Sharon Hodgson MP responds to recent queries by constituents on tax avoidance and the related campaign on closing the “Mayfair tax loophole”. Read more

Sharon went along to meet with Gary Collin, General Manager of the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex to hear about their exciting Washington Football Club “Community Family Festival” event on Sunday August 9th 2015.

Washington FC Community Family Festival 2015

Washington FC Community Family Festival 2015 - Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex

Sharon went along to meet with Gary Collin, General Manager of the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex to hear about their exciting Washington Football Club “Community Family Festival” event on... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP pledged her support for families with disabled children at an event organised by charity Contact a Family at the Houses of Parliament last week.

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Sharon pictured here with Maureen Morris and her daughter Caitlin.

Sharon Hodgson MP pledges support for families with disabled children

Sharon Hodgson MP pledged her support for families with disabled children at an event organised by charity Contact a Family at the Houses of Parliament last week. Sharon pictured here... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP, as Labour’s Shadow Children and Families Minister, spoke at the launch of a new report from the Children’s Commissioner for England on tackling poverty in early years.

"We must decide as a nation we’re going to do something and start to eradicate it, otherwise the cycle will continue.” Sharon Hodgson MP

 Child Poverty Report - Changing the odds in the early years

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Sharon Hodgson MP comments on Children's Commissioner for England Report on Tackling Child Poverty in early years

Sharon Hodgson MP, as Labour’s Shadow Children and Families Minister, spoke at the launch of a new report from the Children’s Commissioner for England on tackling poverty in early years.... Read more

During Education Questions on Monday 20th July, Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families, asked the Government why it is not investing in Children’s Centres as a way to improve the quantity and quality in our childcare system.

Education Questions 20th July 2010 - Sure Start

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Sharon Hodgson MP questions Minister over rising childcare costs and cuts to Children’s Centres since 2010

During Education Questions on Monday 20th July, Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families, asked the Government why it is not investing in Children’s Centres as a way... Read more

Welfare Reform and work Bill.  As constituents may be aware, I abstained in this vote, and although I know many people disagree with this course of action, I would like to explain to you why I believed it to be the decision I had to take.

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Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' queries over the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Welfare Reform and work Bill.  As constituents may be aware, I abstained in this vote, and although I know many people disagree with this course of action, I would like... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP hits out at Government over failures in tackling child hunger out of term time

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for School Food, has hit out at the Government over their failure to address child hunger during the summer holidays after a damning report researched by YouGov for Kelloggs showed more than six out of ten parents with household incomes of less than £25,000 said they weren’t always able to afford to buy food outside of term time.

Sharon Hodgson MP hits out at Government over failure to address child holiday hunger

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for School Food, has hit out at the Government over their failure to address child... Read more

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, has demonstrated her support for women with breast cancer by becoming a Parliamentary Ambassador for leading charity "Breast Cancer Now".

Sharon Hodgson MP pledges to help stop women dying by becoming Breast Cancer Ambassador

Sharon Hodgson MP pledges to help stop women dying by becoming Breast Cancer Ambassador

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, has demonstrated her support for women with breast cancer by becoming a Parliamentary Ambassador for leading charity "Breast Cancer Now". Read more

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