Bridget is the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South; one of three constituencies in the City of Sunderland. She was first elected to the seat on 6th May 2010, and was re-elected at the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Elections. In April 2020 she was appointed Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Bridget was born and raised in Washington, attending local schools and joining the Labour Party aged 15. After reading Modern History at Hertford College, Oxford – where she was also Co-Chair of the University Labour Club – Bridget returned to the North East. Before becoming an MP, Bridget managed a refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence
Since her election in 2010, Bridget has served as an Opposition Whip, and has sat on a number of Parliamentary select committees, including the high-profile Public Accounts Committee.
Bridget is married with two young children.
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