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Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Houghton_and_Sunderland_South.jpgThis week on the Public Accounts Committee we held an inquiry into NHS ambulance services in England. Given how many constituents have told me about their distressing experiences of waiting for an ambulance in recent times, I was keen to raise my concerns with NHS and government officials. 

Bridget Phillipson MP: Cash-strapped ambulance services under pressure

This week on the Public Accounts Committee we held an inquiry into NHS ambulance services in England. Given how many constituents have told me about their distressing experiences of waiting... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_PAC_Capital_Funding_for_Schools_13-03-2017.pngBridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has raised serious questions about the financial impact of the government’s Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) during an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee into capital funding for schools.

PAC Bulletin: Bridget Phillipson MP sounds the alarm on capital funding for schools

Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has raised serious questions about the financial impact of the government’s Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) during an inquiry by... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_Coffee_Morning_Houghton_March_2017.jpgOn Saturday 4 March I held my twelfth coffee morning on anti-social behaviour and policing at Kepier Hall. Almost seventy local residents came along and shared their views on issues affecting our community, and it was great to be joined by PC Simon Watson who addressed some of the concerns raised about anti-social behaviour.

Bridget Phillipson MP holds coffee morning in Kepier Hall

On Saturday 4 March I held my twelfth coffee morning on anti-social behaviour and policing at Kepier Hall. Almost seventy local residents came along and shared their views on issues... Read more

Today’s Budget is a damning indictment of seven years of economic failure from the Tories.

When they first came into power over half a decade ago, we were promised that the UK’s budget deficit would be eliminated by 2015.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Budget sums up seven years of Tory economic failure

Today’s Budget is a damning indictment of seven years of economic failure from the Tories. When they first came into power over half a decade ago, we were promised that... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_-_Houghton_and_Sunderland_South.jpgLast week in Parliament my colleagues and I on the cross-party Public Accounts Committee, which scrutinises public spending, published a damning new report on the government’s use of benefit sanctions. 

Bridget Phillipson MP: Benefit sanctions not fit for purpose

Last week in Parliament my colleagues and I on the cross-party Public Accounts Committee, which scrutinises public spending, published a damning new report on the government’s use of benefit sanctions. ... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Bus_Services_Bill_second_reading_1_Mar_2017_web.jpgOn Wednesday 1 March, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, spoke in the House of Commons during the Second Reading debate on the government’s Bus Services Bill.

Bridget Phillipson MP calls on government to accept Labour amendments to Bus Services Bill

On Wednesday 1 March, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, spoke in the House of Commons during the Second Reading debate on the government’s Bus Services... Read more

YMCA_Harvesters_project_room_(left_to_right)_Sunderland_Mayor_Alan_Emerson_Bridget_Phillipson_MP_volunteer_Caitlin_Robson_Feb_2017_web.jpgOn Friday 24th February, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, and Alan Emerson, the Mayor of Sunderland, attended the YMCA Fencehouses opening of The Harvesters project, a new residential project that provides high quality accommodation and training facilities for young people who have been looked after and are ready to leave care. 

Local MP and Sunderland Mayor attend YMCA The Harvesters opening

On Friday 24th February, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, and Alan Emerson, the Mayor of Sunderland, attended the YMCA Fencehouses opening of The Harvesters project,... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_PAC_Benefit_Sanctions_12-12-2016.pngBridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has joined her colleagues on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in calling for the government to address unexplained and unacceptable variations in the use of benefit sanctions.

PAC Bulletin: Committee report criticises government use of benefit sanctions

Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has joined her colleagues on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in calling for the government to address unexplained and unacceptable... Read more

In an essay originally published by the Fabian Society, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, discusses the challenges of entrenched educational inequality in the UK and the need for Labour to find a way to address it.

This autumn marks twenty-one years since Tony Blair’s famous pledge on the priorities of the government he would lead: “education, education, and education”. As that promise comes of age, I have been looking at how the Tories are today failing a fresh generation of our children, and thinking about what Labour might do in government to repair the damage and renew our commitment to education.

Education Matters

In an essay originally published by the Fabian Society, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, discusses the challenges of entrenched educational inequality in the UK and... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_(right)_and_Zoe_Daison_(left)_Biggest_Fight_against_Bone_Cancer_campaign_Bone_Cancer_Research_Trust_1_Feb_2017.JPGOn Wednesday 1st February 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, met with her constituent and a local campaigner for bone cancer, Zoe Davison, at The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer campaign event at parliament. 

PRESS RELEASE: Bridget Phillipson MP meets local campaigner to support fight against bone cancer

On Wednesday 1st February 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, met with her constituent and a local campaigner for bone cancer, Zoe Davison, at The... Read more

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