Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

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Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Mar-Apr 2022 number 149
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Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, is looking for the ideal candidate to join the hard-working, fast-paced and committed constituency office team to assist in casework. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Applicants should be highly literate, efficient and personable, with a good telephone manner, extremely well-organised with a strong attention to detail and a genuine passion to serve the constituents of Washington and Sunderland West.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a candidate with previous experience (9-12 months) as a caseworker, who is looking to work for an active Member of Parliament.

The role is offered as full time but requests for flexible or part-time work will be considered.

Sharon recruiting for a Constituency Caseworker. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Sunday 10th April, 2022.

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, is looking for the ideal candidate to join... Read more

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, is looking for the ideal candidate to join her hard-working, fast-paced and committed team in the constituency to support with administration and communications - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Applicants should be highly literate, efficient and personable, extremely well-organised with a strong attention to detail and a genuine passion to serve the constituents of Washington and Sunderland West.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a candidate with at least 6-9 months experience in a similar role, who is looking to work for someone on the Shadow Frontbench and who is an active and dedicated constituency Member of Parliament.

The role is offered as full time but requests for flexible or part-time work will be considered.

Sharon recruiting for an Administration and Communications Officer - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Sunday 10th April, 2022.

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party, is looking for the ideal candidate to join... Read more

Echo Column: Office closure makes it clear levelling up rhetoric is hollow.

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ECHO COLUMN: Office closure makes it clear levelling up rhetoric is hollow

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Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Feb-Mar 2022 number 148

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Feb-Mar 2022 number 148

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A child’s access to healthy food should not be quibbled over.

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I wish to express my utter and complete condemnation for Vladimir Putin and his administration as it wages an invasion in Ukraine, killing innocent civilians and wounding many more. I have been working closely with colleagues to ensure that the Government offers the best route to asylum for Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homes as their brave soldiers repel the Russian invaders.

But, closer to home, this week I raised the issue of regional food inequality in Parliament.

ECHO COLUMN: A child’s access to healthy food should not be quibbled over.

A child’s access to healthy food should not be quibbled over.I wish to express my utter and complete condemnation for Vladimir Putin and his administration as it wages an invasion... Read more

Westminster Hall speech on regional inequalities and child poverty

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Sharon Hodgson MP - spoke in a parliamentary debate about regional inequalities and child poverty held in Westminster Hall, called by Labour colleague Liz Twist, MP for Blaydon.

The debate couldn’t be more relevant at the current time, when children in the North East have the second highest poverty rate in the UK, and 51% of Washington and Sunderland West households with children are in receipt of UC or Working Tax Credit. Many of these families were struggling before the pandemic, but a toxic combination of low incomes, a cost-of-living emergency and the Government’s £20-a-week cuts to universal credit has sent many families into crisis. Speaking in the debate, I focused on the provision of free school meals – a quarter of North East Children in poverty are not eligible for a free school meal. Hungry children cannot learn, and I wanted to make it clear that the Government’s talk of levelling up is meaningless when thousands of children in poverty are being left behind. Food insecurity must be addressed.

Westminster Hall speech on regional inequalities and child poverty - 02/03/2022

Westminster Hall speech on regional inequalities and child povertyImage copyright, Parliamentary Recording Unit, 2022. Sharon Hodgson MP - spoke in a parliamentary debate about regional inequalities and child poverty held... Read more

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Watch the debate in Westminster Hall here >
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Text of speech (from Hansard):

2022 02 08 - Westminster Hall debate: Potential merits of reopening the Leamside Line

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Residents' meeting - Columbia, Washington - 05-02-2022

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Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Jan-Feb 2022 number 147

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