Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

News from Westminster

Sharon called a debate on water safety in which she pressed Ministers to increase focus on swimming and survival skills in school.

Sharon calls for greater water safety education 17.06.14

Sharon called a debate on water safety in which she pressed Ministers to increase focus on swimming and survival skills in school. Read more

Sharon criticised the Tory-led Government's last Queen's Speech before the General Election for failing to address the problems of the last 4 years.

Sharon blasts complacent Queen's Speech 12.06.14

Sharon criticised the Tory-led Government's last Queen's Speech before the General Election for failing to address the problems of the last 4 years. Read more

Sharon pressed the Government to accept amendments to the Consumer Rights Bill to clean up the secondary ticketing market.

Sharon tables #fans1st amendments 13.05.14

Sharon pressed the Government to accept amendments to the Consumer Rights Bill to clean up the secondary ticketing market. Read more

Sharon officially tabled her third petition in as many years calling on the Government to bring the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington. 

Sharon tables 3rd Metro petition 06.05.14

Sharon officially tabled her third petition in as many years calling on the Government to bring the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington.  Read more

Sharon had MPs and Peers shooting hoops in Parliament to raise awareness of the potential of the game to improve the lives of young people.

Sharon brings basketball to Parliament 30.04.14

Sharon had MPs and Peers shooting hoops in Parliament to raise awareness of the potential of the game to improve the lives of young people. Read more

Sharon pressed the Prime Minister to take the side of ordinary fans who are being ripped off by touts, rather than his new Culture Secretary who once praised touts as "classic entrepreneurs".

PM challenged to put fans first 30.04.14

Sharon pressed the Prime Minister to take the side of ordinary fans who are being ripped off by touts, rather than his new Culture Secretary who once praised touts as... Read more

Sharon criticised George Osborne's latest Budget Statement for offering more for the Tories' millionaire donors than it did for the millions of ordinary people.

Budget 2014 debate 24.03.14

Sharon criticised George Osborne's latest Budget Statement for offering more for the Tories' millionaire donors than it did for the millions of ordinary people. Read more

Sharon pressed the Government to do more to realise the potential that women have to drive forward the UK's economy.

Championing women's economic contribution 06.03.14

Sharon pressed the Government to do more to realise the potential that women have to drive forward the UK's economy. Read more

Sharon spoke for Labour in a debate on technical measures required to make equal marriage a reality.

Implementing Equal Marriage 21.02.14

Sharon spoke for Labour in a debate on technical measures required to make equal marriage a reality. Read more

Sharon spoke in the debate on a Select Committee report into the creative economy to press the case for higher status for art and design education.

Supporting the creative economy 13.02.14

Sharon spoke in the debate on a Select Committee report into the creative economy to press the case for higher status for art and design education. Read more

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