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News - Archive - prior to July 08
Welcome to Sharon Hodgson's news archive This section is now a news archive and separate from Sharon Hodgson's news items from the constituency and Parliament, which can be found at: Sharon Hodgson's news from the...
School Meals Campaign Group is formed 22.07.08 School Meals Campaign Group is formed Sharon and Roberta Blackman Woods Mp attended a meeting to discuss the formation of a campaign group to push for free school meals across...
Sharon visits City of Sunderland college - 18.07.08 Sharon visited the City of Sunderland College campus at Shiney
Row today to meet pupils and see first hand the learning
environment which the college offers to pupils. The college offers
Sharon meets Paddington Bear at the Tiny Lives Charter reception in MP DEMANDS
ACTION TO TACKLE PREMATURE BABY DEATHS Sharon met Paddington Bear and national charity Action Medical
Research to sign The Tiny Lives Charter and demonstrate his/her
support for a 10-year national research...
All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer AGM 16.07.08 Sharon was re elected as secretary to the All Party
Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer at the AGM which was held
today. The group had a very active year last year as...
Meeting the Joint Epilepsy Council 16.07.08 Sharon met with representatives from the Joint Epilepsy Council
to discuss how the Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill
could help children who have epilepsy. There is a lot of work to be
Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday 14.07.08 Sharon attended an event held by the Speaker of the House of
Commons to mark the 90th birthday of ex South African President
Nelson Mandela. The event took place in the Speaker's...
CWU Annual Parliamentary Reception 14.07.08 Sharon showed her support for the CWU by attending their annual reception which was held in The Atrium, Millbank, London. The event was attended by CWU General Secretary Billy Hayes...
Sharon visits the "Pennywell Youthy" fundraising party - 12.07.08 Sharon
attended a fundraising party for the 'Youthy' project in Pennywell.
The event was attended by local Labour Councillor Tom Wright.
Sharon said afterwards " It is important that we make sure we...
The Big Meeting - 124th Durham Miners' Gala - 12.07.08 Sharon was delighted to
join comrades from across the country at the Big Meet in
Durham. The Gala always provides a
fantastic opportunity not only for a good day out but also to
Sharon helps present books to schools - 11.07.08 Sharon was on hand to
help present prizes to the winners of the Barclays Books for
Schools competition which was run in conjuntcion with the
Sunderland Echo. The competition saw hundreds of
Meeting Foster carers from across the country 10.07.08 Sharon met with Foster carers this afternoon in her role as a
member of the Children Schools and Families Select Committee. The
Committee is undertaking an ongoing enquiry into children in care
Public Health Manifesto Group 09.07.08 Sharon went along to Labour's manifesto group meeting on public
health to make the case for free school meals. The manifesto groups
were set up on a series of policy areas and...
Lunch with ABPI Pharmaceutical Group 09.07.08 Lunch with ABPI Pharmaceutical Group Sharon joined other MPs from across the North East region at a
buffet lunch which was held in Parliament by the Association of the
British Pharmaceutical Industry....
Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill passes
thirdreading-07.07.08 Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill The Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill today passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords. The Bill was passed by the Lords unopposed and...
Washington Old Hall good food festival - 05.07.08 At the festival with Bill
Craddock, spirits undampened. Despite the weather, Sharon
visited the ever-popular Washington good food festival held
annually at Washington Old Hall. Marquees were jampacked with
good culinary fare to...
Sharon opens ASDA's refurbished store in Washington - 04.07.08 Sharon
opens ASDA's refurbished Washington supermarket at the
opened ASDA's refurbished store at the Washington Galleries. Sharon said: "I was delighted to be asked by ASDA to open their refurbished
NHS 60th Birthday Celebrations - Prime Minister Gordon Brown at
Sunderland Royal - 04.07.08 NHS 60th birthday
celebrations Prime Minister Gordon
Brown at the Sunderland Royal Hospital. Sharon, pictured here with
nurses Vivien Annison and Christine Thompson, with over 57 years
service between them, both celebrating NHS at...
10th Anniversary of the Lavender Trust - 01.07.08 Sharon hosted the 10th anniversary celebrations
of The Lavender Trust at an event held in Portcullis House The Lavender Trust helps to fund
the work Breast Cancer Care do to support younger...
Veterans' and Bevin Boys' event - 27.06.08 Sharon held her second Veterans'
Day event at the Washington Arts Centre. It was great
to get as many Veterans and ex Bevin Boys as possible together to
share memories of their service...