Bridget Phillipson MP.

Bridget Phillipson MP

Bridget Phillipson is the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

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Education matters

Bridget Phillipson MP

This autumn marks twenty-one years since Tony Blair’s famous pledge on the priorities of the government he would lead: “education, education, and education”. As that promise comes of age, I have been looking at how the Tories are today failing a fresh generation of our children, and thinking about what Labour might do in government…


Sustainability: How to improve local bus services

Bridget Phillipson MP

Although growth has finally returned to the economy, millions of families are feeling no recovery at all as they face huge pressure on household budgets. We have set out Labour’s plans to deal with rip off prices in the energy market with a price freeze until 2017, fundamental reform of the market and a new…

Transport 2

The North East needs an Oyster-style system

Bridget Phillipson MP

Across the country, families are facing huge pressure on household budgets. Labour has set out how we would freeze energy bills, support employers to pay a living wage and take action to cap rail fares. But in my constituency in Sunderland, as in many parts of the country, families are also being forced to pay more for local bus services. There…