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

Latest News

Emma Asked the Prime Minister to Defend South Tyneside Hospital During PMQs

Last week I was lucky enough to be drawn to ask a question during Prime Minister’s Question Time. This came at the perfect time as later that day I was presenting a petition on behalf of more than 40,000 constituents who are against the disastrous cuts to South...

Successful cross-party letter with nearly 100 signatures supporting my School Breakfast Bill

I recently coordinated a cross party letter with Robert Halfon MP which gathered almost 100 signatures across both Houses in support of my School Breakfast Bill. As a result of the reduced parliamentary calendar during lockdown, my Bill has been indefinitely...

Calling for Better Support for South Shields Veterans and Armed Forces Personnel

I recently spoke in the Second Reading of the Armed Forces Bill. The primary purpose of the Bill is to renew the Armed Forces Act 2006 it provides the legal basis for the existence of our Armed Forces and is renewed every five years. In this Bill the Government have...

Challenging the Prime Minister during PMQs

Yesterday (Wed 2nd Dec) I was lucky enough to be drawn to ask a question during Prime Minister’s Question Time. Seeing as it’s almost twelve months since Boris Johnson took the mantle of Prime Minister, I thought I’d remind him of this anniversary and challenge him on...

Emma Joins Advisory Board of the John Mills Institute for Prosperity

Earlier this month I was delighted to be personally invited by renowned businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Mills to join the advisory board of his new Institute for Prosperity recently. The nine person advisory board is made up of a group of...

Emma Pays Tribute to North East Businessman and Friend John Hayes

Many of you now will know that recently that North East businessman John Hayes sadly passed away. John was a true powerhouse in the business world and a legendary figure in the North East. I had known John and his wife Irene for a number of years going back to when...

School Breakfast Bill Presented to Parliament

Earlier this year in April, I was supposed to present my School Breakfast Bill to Parliament but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed until October.  On Tuesday 13 October, I was finally able to present it to the House with the support of over 70...

Named one of Big Issue’s Top 100 Change Makers for Defeating Poverty

I am thrilled to receive by Big Issue certificate today for recognising my Food Insecurity Bill that was accepted by the Government in 2019. I am so proud to share the honour with so many amazing people of being a 2020 changemaker. Thank you so much. I will never stop...

General Election – Win!

My message to the people who voted for me is thank you so much for putting your faith in me once again. I will never let you down and I will always work my hardest for you. For those who haven’t voted for me, please reach out to me, come and talk to me, I’m the MP for...

Robert Urwin Returns Home

My constituent Robert Urwin was detained in the Ukraine for a year over a bounced cheque he didn't write. Mr Urwin was cleared of all charges but was unable to return home due to an Interpol Red Notice that remained in place.- Hi I would double check some of this as I...
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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.

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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