Bridget Phillipson

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Bridget Phillipson
Member of Parliament
for Houghton and Sunderland South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Chris Mullin
(Sunderland South)

Fraser Kemp
(Houghton and Washington East)
Majority 12,938 (33.6%)
Personal details
Born (1983-12-19) 19 December 1983 (age 32)
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Lawrence Dimery (2009-)
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford
Website Official website

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] She was the first MP to be declared to be elected to the 2015 Parliament, with an increased majority of 12,938.

Early life[edit]

She was educated at St Robert of Newminster Catholic 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]

She was an aide to Jim Murphy, the former 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]

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


  1. ^ Who's Who
  2. ^ Search Results
  3. ^ "Houghton & Sunderland South". BBC News. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Labour select Bridget Phillipson for Houghton and Sunderland South". Labour North. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Who's Who 2013. A&C Black of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Hunt, Liz (14 April 2010). "General Election 2010: Female politicians are doing too much posing". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14". Retrieved 17 September 2013. 

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