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Labour MP for Houghton & Sunderland South. Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Constituents please get in touch here: https://t.co/bZKYqkbMpJ

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Monthly cost of bringing back one employee working full-time: £1,500 Monthly cost of bringing back two employees p… https://t.co/UOvzL46BpL
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWhen I challenged the Attorney General on what she has done to defend the rule of law in the face of the Govt’s int… https://t.co/eHYLwxhdsj
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonLabour's calling for the Government to do all it can to recover jobs, retrain workers and rebuild businesses. Tod… https://t.co/Fy6kj5CWgIRecover Jobs, Retrain Workers, Rebuild Business: Labour’s 3 steps to a better, more secure future for Britain. The… https://t.co/lW2L4qISk7
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonThe NHS COVID-19 track and trace app is now available in England and Wales. We all have a role to play in defeati… https://t.co/25Q4oi0SPB
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonThe Government had months to prepare for the end of furlough. We knew infection rates could rise again. What dama… https://t.co/JHV39bL4TD
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson4️⃣0️⃣ How many times I called on the Chancellor to abandon his one-size-fits-all withdrawal of wage support since… https://t.co/M9CChzoQku
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9/24
2020
The British people have done everything asked of them. But I’m afraid the Government has not. https://t.co/CjvPQf87Qo
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonA better future is possible for our country. Together we can make Britain the best place to grow up in and the be… https://t.co/fMtGCs3biaIn today's #PMQs, @Keir_Starmer asked @BorisJohnson why he is sending mixed messages on #COVID19 testing. He refer… https://t.co/bWKjJgkg8M
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonLabour has been calling for a targeted scheme to replace furlough for months now. Instead, the Chancellor has plou… https://t.co/SOCKVrQI9mWe can't remove furlough in one fell swoop - we need a new jobs recovery scheme. #PMQs https://t.co/GcrTcrnwtb
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWe’re calling for a plan to recover jobs, retrain workers, and rebuild our economy. Small businesses are the backb… https://t.co/0YHWjeNQwZ
9/23
2020
Boris Johnson failed to fix Test & Trace despite our warnings. Instead they let it descend into a shambles, we lo… https://t.co/8uOJLZzGf6
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonTake another look at Labour. This is the new leadership the country needs. #Lab2020 https://t.co/7y0JZZQxn1
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonA powerful and inspiring speech by Keir Starmer this morning.  Under new leadership, Labour can take our country f… https://t.co/4zMLyt2Iv2My vision for Britain is simple: I want this to be the best country to grow up in and the best country to grow old in.
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9/22
2020
The Conservatives have wasted and mismanaged enormous amounts of public money that should have been targeted to get… https://t.co/CsJRR2Pd37
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonGreat speech from @AnnelieseDodds for #Lab2020. Labour would build a better and more secure future for everyone.… https://t.co/Dr7y4jX9ipToday I'll set out Labour's steps to a better, more secure future for Britain: Recover Jobs, Retrain Workers, Rebui… https://t.co/b3C7O1JW8G
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonEXPOSED: The Tories’ billion-pound file of failure £192m➖botched outsourcing contracts £280m➖unsafe testing kits a… https://t.co/593Edtd8La
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonUPDATE: Shadow Chancellor @AnnelieseDodds will now give her keynote speech at 10:35am tomorrow. We'll be broadcasti… https://t.co/k5zOJIWg1m
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9/21
2020
Last weekend, I spoke to activists at the first @labtowin event about the road back to power for Labour and the cha… https://t.co/vFAh2Qi39E
9/20
2020
Fearless, principled and brilliantly clever, Ruth Bader Ginsburg lit the way for others to follow. She remains an i… https://t.co/oY7NNGSMWh
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9/19
2020
Shadow Attorney General @LordCFalconer writes for @LabourList to set out Labour's view of Brexit, the internal mark… https://t.co/FdN1STWif1
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonIn the North East, thousands of workers are still on furlough and are at risk of losing their jobs in October, yet… https://t.co/o2xn1gmifRVery proud of @sunderlanduni. Creating opportunities and changing people’s lives. “Sunderland is one of a handfu… https://t.co/SCD803aW2S
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9/18
2020
‼️ New Covid-19 restrictions for our region ‼️ From midnight tonight there are new restrictions for our region. As… https://t.co/BUjPugfqRp
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonThe virus is spreading and restrictions are increasing, but remember while you're queuing for a test, driving hundr… https://t.co/4i6ZGLNEyJ
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson @JoanneBrown1981 Doxford - although people now being turned away it seems.Queue in Sunderland's Doxford Park became so long - it was blocking roundabouts - that this person was turned away… https://t.co/JtntLbVKST
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonHere’s what’s happening right now in my community: a huge queue of people waiting to be tested as the entire north… https://t.co/VKuV3c0FrHTo every parent who wants a test for their kids. To every worker who needs a test to go back to work. To every pe… https://t.co/gMSNhnYRgs"For the British people, it has become not so much Test and Trace, more like 'Trace a Test'" Shadow health secreta… https://t.co/5IoLfbLsAK
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonThese restrictions are needed to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 and save lives. But Government must work… https://t.co/St7qL6NIoX
9/17
2020
We still need the details but this is extremely worrying news and a devastating blow to the region. My first prior… https://t.co/WKaACKRmbKWith coronavirus on the rise locally it's just not right that people have to travel so far to get tests. The Govern… https://t.co/xNB2WYaaBd
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonToday marks 45 days before the Chancellor's furlough cliff edge Today is also the last day for large employers to… https://t.co/t340cMczTK
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson5 days on, one of the highest infection rates in the country, and nothing has changed. What will it take for mini… https://t.co/oAwbpTOCgE
9/16
2020
Today the Chancellor refused to say whether he could survive on Statutory Sick Pay at just £95 a week.   We already… https://t.co/xWLXjHg2m5
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWith infection rates growing, more local restrictions being introduced and unemployment rising, it is time the Gove… https://t.co/Obhgqfgfrt
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonTreasury Questions in full: ❗️No more support through furlough to keep people in jobs ❗️No support for the 3 milli… https://t.co/YojBDsGwZ2
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWealthier, inner-city constituencies have received more than £100 million each on business support, while many have… https://t.co/Ow0JohFwYW
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonTesting is a shambles. People who are unwell or with poorly children need tests now. When testing breaks down, tra… https://t.co/5z4pH4BVIO
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonBusinesses have said it. Unions have said it. Even Tory backbenchers have said it: the one-size-fits-all withdrawal… https://t.co/IxcEN4gyUsStatutory sick pay for two weeks: £192 Rishi Sunak's special coffee cup: £180 It’s time for the Chancellor to wake… https://t.co/hv0N6crkvK.@jreynoldsMP: "These new figures are deeply concerning. "Unemployment will continue to rise unless the Governmen… https://t.co/Fig6oCeFRn
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWith almost 27,000 excess deaths in care homes since the start of the pandemic, at least 15,000 due to Covid-19, &… https://t.co/P6BNiI2gMe
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9/15
2020
What incompetence. What failure of governance. Boris Johnson can't blame Theresa May, he can't blame John Major, he… https://t.co/iNHvOAoSEM
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson♡♡♡♡ absolutely every second of this https://t.co/UEVbslfwni
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonAs Shadow Chancellor, I want to see public money being spent sensibly in the interest of people in the UK. If it'… https://t.co/uSQOJOvOSf
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonI believe that no matter where you're born or the family that you come from, you should have every opportunity to g… https://t.co/zsnciLPxxA
9/14
2020
Thirty years ago I was growing up in poverty. We at least had a council flat and a social security system that did… https://t.co/TNXrbDJRc1
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWell worth just over half an hour of your time to understand our Shadow Chancellor ⁦@AnnelieseDodds⁩ and what makes… https://t.co/ScGoCkvHn3
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonI’m ploughing through the podcasts this afternoon while I’m doing the housework. This week’s @SebastianEPayne’s pol… https://t.co/819RuoKsED
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonGreat to speak at @labtowin’s first online event earlier today, about the road back to power for Labour, and the ch… https://t.co/bEwb8N9hXGWe’re really excited for our first session in an hour’s time. Hear from keynote speaker @bphillipsonMP, the Shadow… https://t.co/7MmiNoFoDf
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonIll people denied tests or told to travel hundreds of miles. People will be astonished tests are piling up left un… https://t.co/kjH8lAlqQL
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9/13
2020
With the recent rise in COVID cases in Sunderland we all need to do our bit to avoid a local lockdown & make sure t… https://t.co/5NE6U2gytP
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9/12
2020
🚨 COVID-19 ENHANCED SUPPORT – THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE 🚨 SUNDERLAND has been added to Public Health England's watch… https://t.co/BSXgsgzvdT
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson“This report adds to the chorus of warnings that the Chancellor’s one-size-fits-all withdrawal of wage support risk… https://t.co/5mcvLYN1r2
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonI spoke with @SebastianEPayne for @ftpodcasts about why Labour must be trusted on the economy if we want to rebuild… https://t.co/EMsxECOmzw
9/11
2020
Also, so important that @Keir_Starmer took time to meet with Chesterfield based veterans from the British Army to h… https://t.co/nblyPjtRIQ
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonLet’s be clear: if we unpick our legal obligations, our moral authority disappears, our standing in the world dimin… https://t.co/HPyf5uoMuo
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson.@davidbevanwood is joined by @bphillipsonMP, @markjenkinsonmp and @PurvisTweed for tonight's 'Around The House'.… https://t.co/dlavtF0VWZ
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonFor months we've called for mass testing, yet Matt Hancock can't even provide the testing people need now. He bla… https://t.co/0v9AqeCsCj
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonLater on this morning the only test offered was a 2 hour drive away, in Scotland. https://t.co/8Tx5qEc8fMRising Covid cases in Sunderland, so first thing this morning I checked online for test availability. No home tes… https://t.co/M7hwdbofjn“We are far from through this crisis. It will be a mistake to pull away furlough support prematurely. It will damag… https://t.co/RdgdpDAwzJ
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9/10
2020
The government has had months to fix the gaps in its employment support schemes, which so many people have fallen t… https://t.co/pZQ1wbrToILabour, trade unions, businesses, think tanks and even Tory backbenchers are all sounding the alarm about the Gover… https://t.co/98iibGlwCm
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson😡 “How long for?” blunders Tory Rob Roberts as Welsh Labour MPs call for UK Government support for aviation jobs.… https://t.co/BhuOaT81Dr
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonThe Chancellor has shown that he isn't prepared to listen to the concerns of businesses facing the biggest challeng… https://t.co/f0Xf749k9dOver half a million people living in constituencies won by a new Tory MP last year are still on furlough. Today La… https://t.co/FBYGIpv7eQAfter months of Labour pressure, the government has finally announced some new support for businesses ordered to cl… https://t.co/0ublQ9Nhkv
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonNumber of workers still on furlough: In the UK ~ 4.3 million In the north east ~ 155,900 In Houghton & Sunderlan… https://t.co/iqLLG7VfpNIt beggars belief that after encouraging people to have a test if feeling unwell, ministers now blaming people for… https://t.co/gKj1XKhKmF
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonOver half a million jobs are at risk in seats held by new Tory MPs unless the Chancellor abandons his one-size-fits… https://t.co/320w4OkUNW
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonLength of furlough scheme by country   🇩🇪 24 months 🇫🇷 24 months 🇦🇺 12 months 🇮🇪 12 months 🇬🇧 8 months Other gover… https://t.co/aV6WOon8Z9
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson4.3 million UK workers are still furloughed with just weeks to go before the Chancellor withdraws wage support for… https://t.co/5tsmAwoKJq
9/9
2020
The threat to jobs posed by the Government's 'one-size-fits-all' approach to wage support grows day by day. It is… https://t.co/on2s85bBUKFor the people of Northern Ireland, this is not the latest episode in a Brexit drama - this is a profoundly worryin… https://t.co/h40mswf73w
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson🦠 We’ve seen a worrying resurgence in Covid cases yet the testing regime has become a fiasco in recent days. 🦠Toda… https://t.co/PpTs6UqQ3e
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWhen Covid-19 hit, some of the country’s lowest paid workers had just gone through the longest wage squeeze in two… https://t.co/s5GFvQ6Tqu
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9/8
2020
👛 The last @UKLabour Government created a Child Trust Fund for every child turning 18 from 1 September 2020. These… https://t.co/FnQbIGBuJf
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson @SueBu63 I’m sorry but I can’t discuss casework on social media or with family members. Please encourage your daugh… https://t.co/HSX5P9RpnyBusinesses, trade unions and now even many Tory MPs agree: the Chancellor's one-size-fits-all withdrawal of wage su… https://t.co/Ozl5jKxXFE
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonManufacturing has been hit hard by coronavirus with many jobs lost. The furlough scheme must be extended and target… https://t.co/8uWPBOrz62
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonIncrease in #Covid cases is deeply worrying. Testing has become a fiasco - ill people struggle to access a test o… https://t.co/QF5pvBerEe
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9/7
2020
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Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonIf this is true, it proves what we have long feared – that the ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal the Prime Minister promised… https://t.co/Ns5VlgjfWE
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonWe need to fix the chaotic current quarantine arrangements. Labour is calling for a rapid review into options aroun… https://t.co/ZaJqAadCCe
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9/6
2020
@Kev_Lynch This week, first young people to benefit from CTFs will turn 18. CTFs were created for all children with… https://t.co/OzVIkZWKs9A generation ago, the last Labour government looked ahead to the future of today’s young adults by creating Child T… https://t.co/cPE3CqmZLm
9/5
2020
I don’t want to go back to the way we were before. I want our experiences from COVID to have jolted us into creatin… https://t.co/49c4klMjoW
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9/4
2020
We're delighted to announce our first ever Labour to Win online convention, taking place on Sunday 13th September.… https://t.co/x9LjjHt5kv
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonOn #MerchantNavyDay we honour those brave mariners who gave their lives in both World Wars. In every sea and ocean… https://t.co/4CNFBKKDJn
Retweeted by Bridget PhillipsonToday is Merchant Navy Day when we remember those who kept our island afloat during two world wars and thank those… https://t.co/2EKpkY9Y8s
Retweeted by Bridget Phillipson @danmullen If you’re a constituent, please drop me an email. Many thanks.
9/3
2020
Child Poverty Report - ⏸ School curriculum review - ⏸ Fair Rents Bill - ⏸ Child Benefit Payment - ⏸ New Scottish so… https://t.co/F2BblOrq7X
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9/1
2020

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