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Last week, politicians of all parties came together in Parliament to condemn the unprecedented and despicable use of a nerve agent in Salisbury at the beginning of March.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Chemical weapon use on our streets cannot be tolerated

Last week, politicians of all parties came together in Parliament to condemn the unprecedented and despicable use of a nerve agent in Salisbury at the beginning of March. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Coalfields_Regeneration_Trust_2_27-02-2018.jpeg.jpegOn Tuesday 27 February 2018, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, attended a Parliamentary reception for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) hosted her Labour colleague Conor McGinn MP.

Bridget Phillipson MP lends support to Coalfields Regeneration Trust

On Tuesday 27 February 2018, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, attended a Parliamentary reception for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) hosted her Labour colleague... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Burnside_Community_Hub_23-02-2018.jpgOn Friday 23 February 2018 Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Burnside Academy carry out the official re-opening of their new Community Hub.

Bridget Phillipson MP re-opens Community Hub at Burnside Academy

On Friday 23 February 2018 Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Burnside Academy carry out the official re-opening of their new Community Hub. Read more

It is almost a year since Article 50 was triggered and Brexit negotiations began, yet significant questions remain unanswered over what our relationship with the EU will look like come March 2019.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Brexit questions are still unanswered

It is almost a year since Article 50 was triggered and Brexit negotiations began, yet significant questions remain unanswered over what our relationship with the EU will look like come... Read more

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On Friday 23 February, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Whitfields Pharmacy in Houghton-le-Spring to learn about the important work done by community pharmacies to help local residents stay well.

Bridget Phillipson MP stands up for community pharmacies

On Friday 23 February, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Whitfields Pharmacy in Houghton-le-Spring to learn about the important work done by community pharmacies... Read more

As March 2019 edges ever closer – and with it, Britain’s official departure from the European Union – one of the habits we need to get out of is talking in terms of ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ constituencies. People vote, not places, so speaking in terms frozen by the geography of the referendum helps no one except those for whom it legitimates any and every government position. I can think of few events which would be more disastrous in the medium term for my constituents than a reckless Tory Brexit in 14 months. My duty as a Labour member of parliament is not fulfilled by nodding along to the nonsense that the hard right pretends is a necessary consequence. Instead, we must focus, as Labour always should, on the needs and aspirations of working people and their families. After all, it is they who will suffer most from the price that the Tories want to pay.

Shifting the Debate on Brexit

As March 2019 edges ever closer – and with it, Britain’s official departure from the European Union – one of the habits we need to get out of is talking... Read more

This month sees the centenary of a major event in our country’s political history: the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which gave millions of men and women the right to vote.

Bridget Phillipson MP: We need to eliminate the barriers that hold women and men back

This month sees the centenary of a major event in our country’s political history: the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which gave millions of men and women... Read more

Holocaust_memorial_day_2018.JPGAhead of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Saturday 27 January, Bridget Phillipson MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to honour those murdered during the Holocaust, and to pay tribute to the essential work carried out by survivors to ensure these tragic events are never forgotten.

Bridget Phillipson MP signs Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Saturday 27 January, Bridget Phillipson MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to honour those murdered during the Holocaust, and to... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_PAC_15-11-2017.JPGBridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South and member of the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has called on the government to take urgent action to address glaring failures in the funding system for people with continuing healthcare needs.

PAC Bulletin: Bridget Phillipson MP calls for urgent action on continuing healthcare funding

Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South and member of the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has called on the government to take urgent action to... Read more

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In my last column, I warned that our NHS was heading for yet another winter crisis thanks to years of Tory neglect.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Action needed on NHS crisis - not half-baked apologies

In my last column, I warned that our NHS was heading for yet another winter crisis thanks to years of Tory neglect. Read more

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