Sharon Hodgson MP
Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Video Games
MP for Washington and Sunderland West.
Sharon was first elected as the Labour MP for Gateshead East and Washington West in 2005. After boundary changes, Sharon was re-elected as the MP for Washington and Sunderland West in 2015.
In her second term (2010), Sharon initially reprised her role as a Whip, before being appointed Shadow Minister for Children and Families in the new Leader Ed Miliband’s first Opposition team, working on issues including Special Educational Needs (including scrutinising the Children and Families Act 2014 in the House of Commons), early intervention, childcare and school food. In October 2013, Sharon was asked to take on the Women and Equalities brief, working with Gloria De Piero campaigning for a better deal for women and other minority groups across Government departments. In October 2016, following Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Party Leader, Sharon was made Shadow Minister for Public Health, which is her current role.
In addition to her role as Chair of the APPG for Video Games, Sharon currently Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Ovarian Cancer, Art, Craft and Design in Education, Dyslexia and SpLD, School Food, and is Joint Chair of the APPGs on Breast Cancer and Ticket Abuse.
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