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Bridget_Phillipson_MP_PAC_Capital_Funding_for_Schools_13-03-2017.pngIt’s been a huge privilege to have served on the cross-party Public Accounts Committee (PAC) since 2015. This influential Committee makes sure every penny of your taxes is well spent.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Our children deserve better than this Tory government

It’s been a huge privilege to have served on the cross-party Public Accounts Committee (PAC) since 2015. This influential Committee makes sure every penny of your taxes is well spent.... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson.jpgIt is a huge privilege to serve the people of Houghton and Sunderland South.

Less than two years ago, local people put their trust in me once again.

I'm from this community and I'm passionate about fighting for our interests.

Statement by Bridget Phillipson regarding the snap General Election on 8 June

It is a huge privilege to serve the people of Houghton and Sunderland South. Less than two years ago, local people put their trust in me once again. I'm from... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Pacifica_Group_HQ_Launch_07-04-2017.jpgBridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has marked the official launch of the Pacifica Group’s new head office in Houghton-le-Spring.

Bridget Phillipson MP launches Pacifica Group’s new HQ in Houghton-le-Spring

Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has marked the official launch of the Pacifica Group’s new head office in Houghton-le-Spring. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_Houghton_Community_Nursery_School_07-04-2017.jpgOn 7 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Houghton Community Nursery School to learn more about the challenges the school faces in the wake of government cuts to the early years formula.

Speaking after the visit, Bridget Phillipson MP said:

"I was delighted to to visit Houghton Community Nursery School this afternoon and hear about the fantastic work they are doing with local children and the wider community. Thanks to Head Teacher Sarah Dixon-Jones and her team for finding the time to show me around.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Houghton Community Nursery

On 7 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Houghton Community Nursery School to learn more about the challenges the school faces in... Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_Benedict_Biscop_05-04-2017.jpgOn 5 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Benedict Biscop C. E. Academy to meet with Principal Paula Thompson and year 6 pupils.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Benedict Biscop C.E. Academy

On 5 April 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Benedict Biscop C. E. Academy to meet with Principal Paula Thompson and year 6... Read more

Bridget_Philipson_MP_outside_sunderland_Magistrates_Court_web.jpgTwo Sunderland Labour MPs have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court complex by the end of March 2017.

Sunderland let down again as government kicks court decision into long grass

Two Sunderland Labour MPs have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court complex by the end... Read more

Joanne_Coulson_Bridget_Phillipson_MP_Cllr_Betty_Gibson_Mill_Hill_Nursery_31-03-2017.JPGOn 31 March 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, joined local Councillor Betty Gibson on a visit to Mill Hill Nursery School.

Bridget Phillipson MP shows support for threatened Mill Hill Nursery

On 31 March 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, joined local Councillor Betty Gibson on a visit to Mill Hill Nursery School. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_Julie_Elliott_Sunderland_College_31-03-2017.jpgOn 31 March 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Sunderland College alongside her Labour colleague Julie Elliott, Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central.

Bridget Phillipson MP visits Sunderland College

On 31 March 2017, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, visited Sunderland College alongside her Labour colleague Julie Elliott, Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central. Read more

Bridget_Phillipson_MP_PAC_Financial_Sustainability_of_Schools_23-01-2017.pngSchool standards in England are at risk as schools face the biggest reduction in spending power since the mid-1990s, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has warned today.
 
A member of the cross-bench Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Bridget has endorsed a new report released by the Committee on the financial sustainability of schools.

PAC Bulletin: Bridget Phillipson MP warns school standards at risk from funding crisis

School standards in England are at risk as schools face the biggest reduction in spending power since the mid-1990s, Bridget Phillipson, Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South,... Read more

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

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