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On Friday 10 November, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, held her fourteenth constituency coffee morning at the Hetton Centre.

Bridget Phillipson MP holds coffee morning in Hetton

On Friday 10 November, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, held her fourteenth constituency coffee morning at the Hetton Centre. Read more

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No child in 21st-century Britain should grow up in poverty. Poverty damages childhoods, damages life chances and, in turn, damages us all.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Ministers are showing wilful heartlessness over poverty

No child in 21st-century Britain should grow up in poverty. Poverty damages childhoods, damages life chances and, in turn, damages us all. Read more

Bridget_Philipson_MP_outside_sunderland_Magistrates_Court_web.jpgBridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has challenged the Courts Minister to explain to the people of Sunderland why the city’s dilapidated magistrates court is the best they should expect from the Tory Government.

Bridget Phillipson MP challenges Courts Minister to visit Sunderland as courts row rumbles on

Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has challenged the Courts Minister to explain to the people of Sunderland why the city’s dilapidated magistrates court is... Read more

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On 26 October Bridget Phillipson MP met with firefighters in Parliament to recognise and celebrate the vital work they do in keeping the public safe.

Bridget Phillipson MP attends ‘Love your Firefighters’ event in Parliament

On 26 October Bridget Phillipson MP met with firefighters in Parliament to recognise and celebrate the vital work they do in keeping the public safe. Read more

Flighters_3.jpgLast week I visited a local supported housing scheme run by North Star, which provides accommodation and support for people with learning disabilities. It was wonderful to be shown around by the people living there, who all told me that the tailored support they receive has made a huge difference to their lives.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Government shortsightedness risks jeopardising supported housing

Last week I visited a local supported housing scheme run by North Star, which provides accommodation and support for people with learning disabilities. It was wonderful to be shown around... Read more

Bridget_Phillipso_MP_Dubmire_Visit_06-10-2017.JPGOn Friday 6 October 2017, Bridget Phillipson MP visited Dubmire Primary School in Fencehouses to take part in the school’s new ‘Mystery Reader’ initiative.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Dubmire Primary School

On Friday 6 October 2017, Bridget Phillipson MP visited Dubmire Primary School in Fencehouses to take part in the school’s new ‘Mystery Reader’ initiative. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_GL_Development_13-10-2017_copy.jpgOn Friday 13 October 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, toured the GL Development site at Rainton Bridge South Business Park and met with members of staff and the management team.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits GL Development at Rainton Bridge

On Friday 13 October 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, toured the GL Development site at Rainton Bridge South Business Park and met with... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Inspector_Tony_Carty_Coffee_Morning_15-09-2017.jpegOn Friday 15 September 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, held the latest in her series of constituency coffee mornings at Grindon Church Community Project.

Bridget Phillipson MP holds coffee morning in Grindon

On Friday 15 September 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, held the latest in her series of constituency coffee mornings at Grindon Church Community... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_-_Member_of_Parliament_for_Houghton_and_Sunderland_So....jpgIn last month’s column, I highlighted the hypocrisy of a Prime Minister who claimed there was no magic money tree for our vital public services but suddenly discovered an extra billion pounds for Northern Ireland to keep her in Downing Street. The cynical Tory-DUP deal revealed the sham of austerity: there is money available if the government wants to spend it.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Government fooling no one with latest announcement on schools funding

In last month’s column, I highlighted the hypocrisy of a Prime Minister who claimed there was no magic money tree for our vital public services but suddenly discovered an extra... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_visiting_Lakeside_towers_with_Gentoo_14_July_2017_web.pngOn Friday 14 July 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Lakeside Towers to discuss fire safety with members of the Lakeside Residents Association (LRA) following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London last month.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Lakeside Towers to discuss fire safety with residents

On Friday 14 July 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Lakeside Towers to discuss fire safety with members of the Lakeside Residents Association... Read more

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