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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.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Benefit sanctions not fit for purpose

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

Bridget_Phillipson_MP.jpgLast week on the Public Accounts Committee – Parliament’s public spending watchdog – I warned the government that its demands for schools in England to make £3billion of savings by 2020 risks plunging schools into an NHS-style funding crisis.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Schools facing NHS-style funding crisis unless government acts

Last week on the Public Accounts Committee – Parliament’s public spending watchdog – I warned the government that its demands for schools in England to make £3billion of savings by... Read more


Bridget_Phillipson_-_Member_of_Parliament_for_Houghton_and_Sunderland_So....jpgBridget 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 be tougher and clearer in its approach to taxing the very wealthy.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Government must get tough on taxing super rich

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 be tougher and clearer... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_visit_Dr_Harriet_Mitchinson_(middle)_and_her_team_at_Sunderland_Royal_Hospital_13_Jan_2017_web.jpgOn Friday 13th January 2017 I met with Dr Harriet Mitchison, Consultant Gastroenterologist and her colleagues at Sunderland Royal Hospital to discuss the negative health impacts of cheap alcohol, which can be readily found in shops. 

Bridget Phillipson MP: Time to rethink minimum unit price for alcohol

On Friday 13th January 2017 I met with Dr Harriet Mitchison, Consultant Gastroenterologist and her colleagues at Sunderland Royal Hospital to discuss the negative health impacts of cheap alcohol, which... Read more


Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Holocaust_Memorial_Day.jpgAhead of Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment at Parliament.

Bridget Phillipson MP honours the victims of genocide by signing Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment at Parliament. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_PAC_Financial_Sustainability_of_Schools_23-01-2017.pngDuring an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into the financial sustainability of schools held on Monday 23 January, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, warned that Department of Education (DfE) demands for schools in England to make £3billion of efficiency savings by 2020 would damage educational outcomes and risk embroiling the school sector in a financial crisis akin to that currently facing the NHS.

PAC Bulletin: Bridget Phillipson MP warns of NHS-style funding crisis for schools

During an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into the financial sustainability of schools held on Monday 23 January, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South,... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_DCLG_Questions_16-01-2017_small.jpgOn Monday 16 January 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, grilled the Communities Secretary over the funding crisis facing the adult social care system in England.

Bridget Phillipson MP grills Communities Secretary on social care funding crisis

On Monday 16 January 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, grilled the Communities Secretary over the funding crisis facing the adult social care system in... Read more

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