Sharon Hodgson MP Washington and Sunderland West, Labour, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Office


  • Tel 020 7219 5160

  • Fax 020 7219 4493

  • Email:

  • Website: Sharon Hodgson website

  • Constituency address

    Suites 1 and 1a, Vermont House, Washington NE37 2SQ United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Sharon Hodgson

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    PPS to: Liam Byrne as Minister of State, Home Office 2006-07, Bob Ainsworth as Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 2007-08, Dawn Primarolo as Minister of State, Department of Health 2008-09; Sponsored Special Educational Needs (Information) Act 2008; Assistant Government Whip 2009-10; Opposition Whip 2010; Shadow Minister for: Education 2010-13, Women and Equalities Office 2013-.
  • Electoral history

    Member for Gateshead East and Washington West 2005-10, for Washington and Sunderland West since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    North/South divide, employment (especially youth and green jobs), education (especially special educational needs), health (especially cancer issues), child poverty, fuel poverty, free school meals, childcare and early intervention, equality, women's issues, consumer protection (especially secondary ticketing), basketball.
  • Party groups

    Women's officer, Tyne Bridge CLP 1998-2000; Constituency secretary, Mitcham and Morden CLP 2002-05.
  • Countries of interest

    Cambodia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, USA.

Election record for Washington and Sunderland West, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 52.27%
Conservative 21.74%
Liberal Democrat 17.01%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Hodgson, Sharon Labour 19,615 52.27
Cuthbert, Ian Conservative 8,157 21.74
Andras, Peter Liberal Democrat 6,382 17.01
McDonald, Ian British National Party 1,913 5.1
Hudson, Linda UK Independence Party 1,267 3.38
Majority 11,458 votes
Electorate 68,910
Turnout (37,528) 54.46%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 7-12 September 2008, to Israel and Palestine with Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). Travel and hospitality within Israel and Palestine paid for by LFI. Accommodation paid for by LFI at a rate discounted through the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some hospitality provided by the Palestinian Legislative Council, Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 19 September 2008)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Provision of an intern by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (Registered 30 September 2008)

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