Sharon Hodgson MP

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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 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

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, attended an event in Parliament this month to hear the winner of the first ever National Responsible Business Champions Award.

Sharon Hodgson MP nominates Gentoo for National Responsible Business Champion Award

Sharon Hodgson MP nominates Gentoo for National Responsible Business Champion Award

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, attended an event in Parliament this month to hear the winner of the first ever National Responsible Business Champions Award. Read more

Many constituents have been in contact with Sharon recently about the Hunting Act.

It is clear from the huge numbers of letters and e-mails that I have received on this issue, this is something that many people feel very passionate about.

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Sharon Hodgson MP responds to constituents' queries about plans to repeal Hunting Act

Many constituents have been in contact with Sharon recently about the Hunting Act.It is clear from the huge numbers of letters and e-mails that I have received on this issue,... Read more

Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson attended an Alzheimer’s Society reception hosted in the Speaker’s House in Parliament.

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Sharon Hodgson MP supports Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Parliament initiative

Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson attended an Alzheimer’s Society reception hosted in the Speaker’s House in Parliament.   Read more

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, met with older campaigners from across the country at an event in Parliament this week, organised by the charity Age UK.

Sharon Hodgson MP attends Age Uk's Age Champion reception in Parliament 2015

Sharon Hodgson MP pledges to speak up for older people at Age UK's "Age Champions" event

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, met with older campaigners from across the country at an event in Parliament this week, organised by the charity Age UK. Read more

At the final Women and Equality questions before the summer recess Sharon Hodgson, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, pressed the Government on what it is doing to change the current damning statistics on the lack of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) represented in UK universities, both in academia and in positions of senior management.

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Sharon Hodgson MP presses the Government on the lack of diversity in our Universities

At the final Women and Equality questions before the summer recess Sharon Hodgson, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, pressed the Government on what it is doing to change the... Read more

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