Sharon Hodgson became a Member of the Parliament in 2005 for Gateshead East and Washington West, and is now MP for Washington and Sunderland West.
She was born in Gateshead and attended the Newcastle College. She started her political as a volunteerat the Stockton-on-Tees branch of the Labour Party during the 1997 Election. She became the local party organizer in the Mitchen and Morden in 2010. Since her election in 2005, she served in North East Regional Committee and Children Schools and Families Committee.