Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

News from Westminster

Sharon branded the Government’s penalty for those deemed to have too many bedrooms as ‘vindictive and incompetent in equal measure’ as she joined other Labour MPs in voting for a Bill to dilute it in Parliament today.

#BedroomTax debate 05.09.14

Sharon branded the Government’s penalty for those deemed to have too many bedrooms as ‘vindictive and incompetent in equal measure’ as she joined other Labour MPs in voting for a... Read more

Sharon Hodgson joined cross-party calls for an end to puppy farming and higher welfare standards for puppies and kittens during a Parliamentary debate.

#WheresMum debate 04.09.14

Sharon Hodgson joined cross-party calls for an end to puppy farming and higher welfare standards for puppies and kittens during a Parliamentary debate. Read more

Cross-party inquiry finds that investing in basketball is a real slam dunk, and calls for reform of elite and grassroots sport funding in the UK.

Basketball APPG report launch 17.07.14

Cross-party inquiry finds that investing in basketball is a real slam dunk, and calls for reform of elite and grassroots sport funding in the UK. Read more

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

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