About Emma

Emma Lewell-Buck is a Labour Party Politician and your Member of Parliament for South Shields.

Emma's Food Insecurity Bill

Nobody should be going hungry in the UK.

How can Emma help you?

Emma entered politics with a determination to do her best by the people and communities she represents

Emma is passionate about South Shields. She believes strongly in social equality and has a strong track record of campaigning for the things that matter most in her constituency, as well as for action on the cost of living and reforms of child protection. 

Emma knows that you, the residents, are the heart of the community, and that is why she is dedicated to helping you.

If you would like to talk to Emma about the constituency, a political issue or if you are interested in finding out more about her work – get in touch.

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Emma Lewell Buck Labour MP South Shields

About Emma

Emma was born in South Shields and lives here with her husband. She is a passionate ambassador for the town, and will fight for its people to ensure it continues to thrive in the future.

Emma Lewell Buck Hospital

Key Causes

As a Labour politician, Emma is committed to building a society that works for the many, not the few. This belief fuels her work, particularly around food insecurity, something she believes is a sad indictment on the Conservative Government.

Emma Lewell Buck Casework


Your MP should be fighting for you – and that’s what Emma does. She has worked with people from right across her constituency to support them to deal with issues that impact their lives. If you’re unsure how Emma can support you, read her latest case work to find out more.

Latest News

Emma Delighted to be Named Among the Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women of 2019

Recently Emma was delighted to be named as one of the UK’s top influential women in the first ever list drawn up by “Women Beyond the Box” an online platform, founded by Emma Case. The list focuses on amplifying the voices of neurodivergent women. The list includes a...

Emma gives speech at Pensioners’ Parliament

On Thursday 13th June, Emma travelled to Blackpool to address the National Pensioner's Convention's Annual "Pensioners' Parliament." At this event she gave a speech addressing some of the issues facing Pensioner's under years of Tory austerity. Here is her speech in...

Emma Elected as Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dyspraxia

South Shields MP, Emma Lewell-Buck was delighted to announce she has been elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dyspraxia. All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party organisations that are run by and for Members of the...

Emma Joins Campaign to Help Pensioners in Shields

Emma has backed Independent Age’s Calls for Better Awareness of Pension Credit. Last week saw the launch of a campaign by Independent Age, a charity that specialises in supporting older people. The campaign is calling on the Government to take action to make sure...

Emma Signs Early Day Motion Calling for a Ban on Trophy Hunting

Earlier this year Emma was pleased to add her name to an Early Day Motion (EDM) which calls for a ban on trophy hunting imports to the UK in an effort to curb the cruel and barbaric practice. Trophy hunting is when a person pays a fee to experience the hunting of an...

Emma Delighted to Become the Latest Patron to NAIRO

Earlier this week the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (NARIO) welcomed Emma Lewell-Buck MP as a valued addition to their list of patrons, joining other high profile patrons such as; Sir Vince cable MP, The Earl of Listowel and June Thoburn CBE....

Emma Fights for Constituents’ Healthcare

On Thursday 24 January, Emma contributed to a debate in Parliament on ‘Appropriate ME Treatment.’ Using the example of her constituent, Barbara Kell, she detailed the suffering of those with the illness being disbelieved about symptoms, receiving the wrong treatment...

Emma’s Food Insecurity Bill is Happening!

The UK Government have agreed to measure Food Insecurity after a successful campaign led by Emma Lewell-Buck MP. In 2017, Emma Lewell-Buck MP introduced a Private Members Bill to Parliament calling on the Government to start measuring food insecurity in the UK. Her...