Labour Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West
Sharon Hodgson is the Labour Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West.
Sharon was elected in 2005. In her first term she served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to several Ministers, as well as sitting on the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee.
Sharon has led a number of campaigns while in Parliament. Her campaign on improving the standard of provision for children with Special Educational Needs culminated in her passing a Private Members Bill, the Special Educational Needs (Information) Act, and her campaign for Universal Free School Meals led to the introduction of pilot schemes in Durham and Newham.
Sharon has also been campaigning for better regulation of the secondary ticketing market, tabling her Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Private Members Bill in June 2010.