Sharon Hodgson is MP for Washington and Sunderland West

What has Sharon Hodgson been up to today?

Sharon Hodgson is MP for Washington and Sunderland West and a member of the Labour party.

Sharon Hodgson has 34877 followers on Twitter.

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Boris Johnson 'left hanging' after going in for awkward fist bump with Joe Biden https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-left-hanging-after-27365985?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Standards falling across government with a Prime Minister who never sticks to the rules.

Yesterday the Policing Minister made cheap political attacks and broke parliamentary convention, because he has nothing to say about rising crime and falling convictions.

.@grantshapps has repeatedly refused to meet @SadiqKhan about a long-term funding deal for @TfL.

Rather than meeting with @RMTunion to prevent the #ToryRailStrikes, he's instead spent the time making cringeworthy TikTok's and fuelling the flames of a culture war against unions.

The Conservatives are soft on rape, soft on rapists and they don’t like to face the fact that they’re letting sex offenders off and letting survivors down. No-one is going to stop me from standing up for victims. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/30/minister-complains-speaker-labour-remarks-convictions?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Back in May, Labour warned of the problems with his plans.
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I flagged, very clearly, that β€œit gives the Secretary of State sweeping powers to control the day to day running of schools through regulation.”
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tories-are-failing-englands-schools-kxqw6989w

Oh dear.
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The Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, has ripped up his own plans and is back to the drawing board with his very first piece of primary legislation.
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Once again, Tory chaos is failing our children.
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A thread ... 🧡
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/29/nadhim-zahawi-u-turns-enormous-grab-power-schools/

It comes after two former academies ministers - Lord Nash and Lord Agnew - teamed up with former Tory education secretary Lord Baker over the powers the bill gives SoS. Baker said it was a "real grab for power" by DfE & increases power in way unprecedented since 1870 2/

New: sounds like discussions happening tonight involving Nadhim Zahawi- the education secretary and some potentially significant changes to his flagship schools bill. Sounds like linked to amount of power it would’ve given SoS over academies 1/

The Prime Minister is out of the country today, so it is a head-to-head between our Deputy Leader @AngelaRayner and the Deputy PM, Dominic Raab #PMQs

What a day! Over 21,000 people signed an open letter calling for an improvement to the diagnostic pathway for #ovariancancer. We delivered it to #Downingstreet this afternoon. @TargetOvarian @JonesAnnwen @SharonHodgsonMP @BarkerJoannaM @ALHHolden @Ovarian_C_Girl https://twitter.com/targetovarian/status/1541783412972863488

Target Ovarian Cancer @TargetOvarian

We are at Number 10 and ready to make decision makers listen.

Thank you to the thousands of people who have raised their voices.

Two incredible women, raising awareness and campaigning for earlier diagnosis of #ovariancancer. Brilliant work. @SharonHodgsonMP @Ovarian_C_Girl @TargetOvarian #Westminster #UKparliament #openletter @JonesAnnwen @BarkerJoannaM

Always a proud moment for a writer as the cover of my new book β€œHarold Wilson: The Winner” is unveiled.

Looking forward to release on 1 Sept.

Here’s me with @IainDale on Wilson’s amazing life-from a modest background to youngest Cabinet Minister & PM.

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-presidents-prime-ministers/id1535436589?i=1000534395783

Rape prosecutions are still at near record lows & court backlogs are still at near record highs.

Three years on from recognising their failure, the Tories haven’t done nearly enough.

Labour’s plan would drive up prosecutions & restore victims’ confidence in our justice system.

Great to speak at the @TargetOvarian reception today

When more people are aware of Ovarian Cancer symptoms, more lives are saved.

Make sure you're aware of:
πŸ’œ Persistent bloated tummy
πŸ’œ Always feeling full
πŸ’œ Tummy pain
πŸ’œ Needing to wee more

Careers advice opens doors for young people, especially raising the profile of apprenticeships.

Under Labour every child will receive professional careers advice and work experience at school, ensuring they leave education ready for work and for life.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/labour-labour-party-toby-perkins-naht-bill-b2110652.html

Labour’s commitment to NATO is unshakable. As the Madrid Summit for NATO’s next Strategic Concept begins today, we need this 10 year plan to spell out how the Alliance will respond to increasing threats to our security – a thread πŸ‘‡

"We have the policies. It’s time to tell the story," @LiamByrneMP writes as he argues that Labour must set out "not simply a catalogue of policies but a three-term shaped project" with "security for new times" at its heart: https://labourlist.org/2022/06/labour-must-set-out-a-three-term-shaped-project-with-security-at-its-heart/

21,762 signatures call for change for Ovarian Cancer!! Tomorrow @TargetOvarian March with those affected by #ovariancancer to hand in the petition . Della Ogunleye is one of them… Please listen to her story! @Ovarian_C_Girl @SharonHodgsonMP @APPG_OC https://anchor.fm/diane-evans-wood/episodes/Ep-16-Della-a-beautiful-ray-of-sunshine-e1e29bf

I’m ready! Off to @10DowningStreet to hand in @TargetOvarian open letter demanding change on #ovariancancer T-shirt ironed! Nails done (for Larry the cat!), speech rehearsed & leaflets ready for any train conversations! Honoured to be involved. @BimAfolami @SharonHodgsonMP

Today I called for the Chancellor to pay at least the real living wage for all those who work for government - including contractors.

He refused.

The Tories are choosing to trap people in poverty pay as the cost of living crisis worsens.

Working people deserve so much better.

Conservative MPs should back Labour’s Community and Victim Payback Boards today in the House Commons to restore public trust in community sentences and show that they care about tackling the type of crime that's wrecking our communities.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/06/27/almost-10000-criminals-work-home-complete-sentences/

While Conservative Ministers hound civil servants back to the office, my research shows that they’re letting thousands of offenders "work from home". Yet again they're letting criminals off and letting victims down.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10959247/The-criminals-sentenced-bit-working-home-carrying-community-service.html

Instead of trying to resolve the rail dispute the Tories are using it as another excuse to attack trade unions my piece for @LabourList https://labourlist.org/2022/06/breaking-strikes-using-agency-workers-is-recklessly-gambling-with-public-safety/

For too long the government has had its head in the sand when it comes to mental health.

The government has presided over failure after failure.

This is a once in a generation opportunity - the government cannot fail on mental health legislation.

☎️ 470,000 mental health 999 calls each year.
πŸš‘ Thousands going to A&E in a mental health crisis.
⏳ Some children stuck in A&E for days waiting for a mental health bed.

The Government needs to get a grip of the mental health crisis across our country.

Government failure means vital local services like swimming pools & libraries risk being cut.

If councils aren’t given help, they’ll be forced to make Β£2bn worth of impossible decisions because of inflation & soaring energy costs.

Does that sound like appropriate funding?

β€œWe can’t go from clapping for NHS workers to slapping them in pay discussions…”

Patients will expect the Government to treat NHS staff with respect and act now to avert strikes.

@RachelReevesMP⁩ and I spoke to ⁦@Anoosh_C⁩ ⁦@NewStatesman πŸ‘‡πŸ» https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/labour/2022/06/we-dont-want-to-see-nhs-strikes-wes-streeting-and-rachel-reeves-on-labour-in-an-age-of-inflation

The Tories now face a credible Labour party: a government-in-waiting with a plan to deliver on the country’s demands.

We will not shy away from that responsibility, duck those challenges or fail to grasp the opportunities our country has.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win

Today's devastating Supreme Court decision is a massive setback for women's rights in the United States of America.

The right of women to make their own decisions about their own bodies is a fundamental human right.

🧡I just want to say thank you.

Thank you for putting your trust in me to be your Member of Parliament.

This has been a historic result for Wakefield and for Labour, with a swing not seen for Labour since we were last in Government.

🚨 NEW: In remarks that will likely further inflame tensions at home, PM tells reporters in Rwanda that he not only expects to win the next general election, but is planning to remain in power in the β€œmid 2030s” - he wants three terms

Today on #ArmedForcesDay, we celebrate the special service our UK Forces personnel, veterans, and their families give to our country.

From helping Britain through Covid to keeping us safe and protecting our NATO allies, Labour is deeply proud of you. Thank you.

Restricting women’s access to safe and legal abortion puts women’s lives and safety at risk.

As Labour’s Health Secretary, I will always support a woman’s right to choose.

Solidarity with women across the USA fighting back. https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1540345157282922496

Elizabeth Warren @ewarren

In the face of this dark post-Roe reality, I have three words: Hold onto hope. Do not give into despair. Here’s how I’m staying in the fight:

This is a devastating step backwards for women's rights in the United States.

Every woman who needs one should have the right to a safe and legal abortion.

Solidarity with every woman affected by this cruel decision. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61928898

The overturning of Roe v Wade is a major and deeply upsetting setback for women. It sends a message that a woman’s reproductive rights – which are fundamental to their physical, psychological and social wellbeing – are not worth protecting.

#RoeVsWade

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