Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Sharon in and around Washington and Sunderland West - some highlights

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Sharon Hodgson writes to David Gallagher, Chief Officer at NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group - CCG

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Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West, recently visited St Mary’s RC Primary School in Jarrow to see children getting involved in a range of fun activities at one of Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs.

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(Picture Credit: Richard Booth, NCJ Media)


On the day (Wednesday 25th July 2018), Sharon met with representatives from UKActive, Sainsbury’s and Premier Sport, who are running the clubs, to discuss their work to get more children active in a fun and engaging way.

St Mary’s is one of 25 Sainsbury’s Active Kids holiday clubs that will be delivered in schools and academic institutions across the UK over the course of the six-week summer holiday in 2018.

The holiday clubs offer children a range of activities tailored by age group, including sports, games and performing arts classes, and also provide children with a nutritious lunch and healthy snacks.

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Research undertaken by ukactive and Premier Sport has found that children’s cardiovascular fitness levels drop considerably over the summer months. This study found that the lack of structured support over the summer months played a significant role in the health and well-being of children. It also found that the hardest hit were children from deprived communities, who saw their fitness levels drop by as much as 80%.

Based on these findings Sainsbury’s decided to shift their focus from providing kit and equipment to schools and into providing experiences to help kids between the ages of 5-15 years old stay active during the summer months.

During the visit, Sharon said:

“It is a pleasure to be here to see the children taking part in a wide variety of activities, and join them in the fun and games!

“Our children today are the most inactive generation ever, so I welcome any initiative that can help us get more kids moving – this is a great example of one doing just that.

“The school holidays can be a very difficult time for some families, so I’m pleased that this initiative is offering families a service that will help them, as well as encouraging their children to be fit and healthy over the school holiday.”

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Sharon visits Sainsbury's Active Kids Holiday Club

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West, recently visited St Mary’s RC Primary School in Jarrow to see children getting involved in a range of fun activities...

Sharon has again written to Rolton Kilbride for answers to constituents' questions.

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Sharon writes letter to Rolton Kilbride for answers to constituents' questions

Sharon has again written to Rolton Kilbride for answers to constituents' questions. Read more

Today (7th July), Sharon Hodgson MP, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, visited Sunderland Royal Hospital to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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Photo Caption: (left to right) Midwife Michelle, baby Hayden, Alex and Sharon Hodgson MP

Sharon received a tour from Carol Harries, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Corporate Affairs and Andrea Hetherington, Deputy Head of Corporate Affairs.

During the tour of Sunderland Royal, Sharon visited the new emergency department and the maternity department to meet some of the newest arrivals.

In the maternity ward, Sharon met with new mum Alex and baby Hayden who was wearing a special NHS 70 baby grow.

At Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sharon said:

“It was great to visit Sunderland Royal Hospital today to mark the 70 th birthday of our NHS and see the amazing work the staff do here every single day, despite the huge pressures on them with funding cuts and increasing demand.

“The NHS was established by a Labour Government, and it is only a Labour Government that will properly fund our NHS to ensure that it can continue for many more years to come.

“It was lovely to meet Hayden and see him in his NHS 70 baby grow. I will continue to campaign for our NHS to be free at the point of use for everyone, so that when Hayden grows up, he can benefit from it too.”

Sharon visits Sunderland Royal Hospital to mark 70th birthday of NHS

Today (7th July), Sharon Hodgson MP, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, visited Sunderland Royal Hospital to mark the 70th birthday of...

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Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Jonathan Ashworth MP joins local residents at Bunny Hill to help campaign against the CCG's plans to close Urgent Care Centres in Bunny Hill, Washington and Houghton.

Labour's Jonathan Ashworth joins local residents at Bunny Hill to campaign against the CCG's plans to close Urgent Care Centres,

Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Jonathan Ashworth MP joins local residents at Bunny Hill to help campaign against the CCG's plans to close Urgent Care... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jun-Jul 2018 number 106

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Click on the picture above to read Sharon Hodgson MP's report - News from Westminster - Jun-Jul 2018 number 106

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jun-Jul 2018 number 106

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jun-Jul 2018 number 106 Click on the picture above to read Sharon Hodgson MP's report - News from Westminster - Jun-Jul 2018 number 106 Read more

Labour Party policy event in our constituency - "Education for the Many"

with Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary.

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"Education for the Many" policy event with Angela Rayner MP - Washington

Labour Party policy event in our constituency - "Education for the Many" with Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary. Read more


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Sharon has received information today by email from Sunderland City Council, regarding the consultation process for the Sunderland Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033, which runs from 15 June to 27 July 2018.

From the email below: "All comments must be submitted within this period and received by the council no later than 5pm on 27 July 2018. Please note that comments received after 5pm on Friday 27 July 2018 will not be considered. Only comments received within this period, by deadline, have a statutory right to be considered by the Planning Inspector at examination."

Please read the following information supplied by Sunderland City Council.


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Sharon encourages residents to have their say on the Council Core Strategy consultation process

Top of page Sharon has received information today by email from Sunderland City Council, regarding the consultation process for the Sunderland Core Strategy and Development Plan 2015-2033, which runs from... Read more

Brief on Environment Agency regulation of the waste sector in Washington Cluster

Information from Environment Agency on Washington Corridor, Teal Farm, Washington. Brief outlining regulation of the waste sector in the Washington Cluster June 2018 Environment Agency Website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency/about/complaints-procedure  

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Friday 8th June 2018, Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, joined constituents and campaigners outside the Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre for the launch of a campaign against the proposed closure of Urgent Care Centres in Sunderland.

Sharon Hodgson MP joins campaign against the proposed closure of Urgent Care Centres in Washington and Sunderland

Friday 8th June 2018, Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, joined constituents and campaigners outside the Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre for the launch of a campaign against... Read more

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