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 to the debate at timing 15:44 >
You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below or on the Sunderland Echo Website
On climate change, we need Britain to lead by example.
The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, will take place this month in Scotland.
It will be the largest summit ever hosted by the United Kingdom, with over 30,000 delegates. After the 2015 Paris Agreement established that we must limit climate change to an increase of 1.5°C, COP26 attendees in Glasgow will look to establish ‘how’ we achieve that limit, perhaps over haggis, neeps and tatties.
They will have a lot to consider.