Bridget Maeve Phillipson[2] (born 19 December 1983) 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.[3]


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

She was educated at St Robert of Newminster Roman Catholic Secondary School in Washington, Tyne and Wear, and from there went on to study Modern History at Hertford College, Oxford. In 2003 she was elected Co-Chair of the Oxford University Labour Club.[4] and in 2005 graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History.[5]

Between 2007-2010[5] she was a manager for 'Wearside Women in Need', a charity refuge for women affected by domestic violence.[6]

Political career[edit]Edit

She is an aide to Jim Murphy, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.

She was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Act 2014[7]

Personal life[edit]Edit

She is married to Lawrence and enjoys reading, music and dog-walking,[5] as well as films.

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