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Bridget Phillipson

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Bridget Phillipson was the Labour Party candidate in Houghton and Sunderland South in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Bridget Phillipson - here's everything we know so far!

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Bridget Phillipson was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour Party manifesto.

Statement to voters

I’m standing for re-election as MP because I care passionately about our community. I want to get on with the job of working hard on the issues that matter to us all – protecting jobs, local schools, our NHS and tackling anti-social behaviour.

Seven years of Tory cuts have done huge damage to our community. Our NHS is at breaking point, every local school is losing teachers, and slashed policing budgets are making it harder to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Things have gone backwards under the Tories, and they’re only going to get worse. Now they have pensioners in their sights, with plans to cut the winter fuel allowance and introduce a dementia tax to cover the shortfall in social care funding.

My record shows that I’ve always put your interests first and stood up for what I believe is right. I’ve never shirked the difficult decisions.
In Westminster I’ve voted to support our brave servicemen and women and to renew Trident so that our people can continue to work and live in peace. I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect our area and keep our country safe.
Since 2010, I’ve helped almost 20,000 local people, held over a hundred advice surgeries and knocked on tens of thousands of doors across our constituency.

This election is about who you want to be your local MP for the next five years. I’m local and proud to have delivered for local people. My values are Labour to the core but I’ll always be my own woman. If re-elected, I’ll keep working week-in week-out to make your voice heard.
That’s why I hope you’ll put your trust in me again so I can keep fighting for our community and standing up for Houghton and Sunderland South.

Source: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/politics/meet-the-candidates-would-be-mps-bid-for-your-votes-in-houghton-and-sunderland-south-1-8580313

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Bridget Maeve Phillipson is a British Labour Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Houghton and Sunderland South. She was the first MP to be declared to be elected to the 2010 and 2015 Parliaments, the latter with a majority of 12,938. She was re-elected in 2017 and 2019. In 2020, she was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet by new Labour Leader, Keir Starmer, as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Labour Party candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South
  • 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Labour Party candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South

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