Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

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You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below, or on the Sunderland Echo Website

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Inflation is at the highest level that it has been in three decades, food costs are soaring, and fuel bills could increase by another 50% in the next few months. We are in a cost of living crisis.

ECHO COLUMN: Labour would bring down the cost of living to give families security

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below, or on the Sunderland Echo WebsiteInflation is at the highest level that it has been in three decades, food costs are soaring,... Read more

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below, or on the Sunderland Echo Website

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One hundred and fifty thousand Britons have died of coronavirus,
and this could be as high as 175,000 if the 28-day marker is not used.

ECHO COLUMN: Tories play fast and loose with your safety but want yet more.

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below, or on the Sunderland Echo WebsiteOne hundred and fifty thousand Britons have died of coronavirus,and this could be as high as 175,000... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Dec 2021-Jan 2022 number 146

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You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below or on the Sunderland Echo Website

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We must work internationally to stop the spread of Covid-19.

I would like to take the time to express my thanks for the hard work and dedication of our country’s NHS staff, like those working hard at the Nightingale vaccination hub, and the wider scientific community for the vaccination efforts that are saving lives this winter. It is because of these heroes that life has been allowed to return to some sense of normality.

ECHO COLUMN: We must work internationally to stop the spread of Covid-19 - 9 Dec 2021

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below or on the Sunderland Echo Website We must work internationally to stop the spread of Covid-19. I would like to take the... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Nov-Dec 2021 number 145

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Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Nov-Dec 2021 number 145

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During a debate brought by Liz Twist MP, and alongside fellow North East MPs, I raised the lack of quality bus services in the North East.

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At a recent street surgery in Oxclose, the inconsistency and infrequency of buses was brought up many times. Reliable and frequent bus services connect people to the economy and are vital for areas like Washington which risk being stranded. However, our Local Authorities are having to bear the brunt of the Government’s public transport cuts as the Government has slashed covid funding for the Metro. With the Leamside line snubbed in the Integrated Rail Plan, bus provision is even more important. I will continue to press the Government on this issue and work with colleagues like Bridget Phillipson and Paul Howell regarding the reinstatement of the Leamside line.

Bus Services North-east England - Westminster Hall debate

During a debate brought by Liz Twist MP, and alongside fellow North East MPs, I raised the lack of quality bus services in the North East.Image copyright, Parliamentary Recording Unit,... Read more

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below or on the Sunderland Echo Website.

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This has been Tory sleaze and they will never learn.

It has been 31 years since John Major assumed control of the Conservative party but once again an old word has returned to haunt British politics, ‘Sleaze’.

ECHO COLUMN: This has been Tory sleaze and they will never learn

You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below or on the Sunderland Echo Website. This has been Tory sleaze and they will never learn. It has been 31 years since... Read more

Giving Every baby the Best Start in Life debate

Sharon Hodgson spoke in the debate - Giving Every baby the Best Start in Life debate - brought by the Hon Member for Richmond Park, Sarah Olney MP.Watch Sharon's contribution...

In-school Counselling, Commons Chamber on 9th November 2021.

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Sharon Hodgson MP spoke in a debate in the the House of Commons Chamber, brought by The Rt. Hon Nick Brown MP, on school-based counselling services provision.

A silent epidemic is sweeping through our schoolchildren in poor mental health.  For some children, school is a solace from difficulties at home.

In-school counselling services help children cope with a broad range of emotional pressures and reduce chronic mental health problems.  Only around 61% of schools in the UK benefit from a counselling service, a sad deficit which the Tory Government must address.

Watch Sharon's speech during this debate >

School-based Counselling Services debate - 9 Nov, 2021

In-school Counselling, Commons Chamber on 9th November 2021.Sharon Hodgson MP spoke in a debate in the the House of Commons Chamber, brought by The Rt. Hon Nick Brown MP, on... Read more

Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Oct-Nov 2021 number 144

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