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 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...

Emma speaks at Social Workers Union Fringe Event in Manchester

Emma was delighted to speak at the Social Workers Union Fringe event in Manchester at the end of last month. Prior to becoming an MP Emma was a child protection social worker and a Cabinet member for adult social services in her local authority. She is very proud of...

Emma delivers keynote speech at IKnowFood Conference

Emma was honoured to deliver a keynote speech recently at the September 2019 IKnowFood Conference. At this conference Emma was recognised for her continued efforts to help combat hunger across the UK. These efforts include being a founding member of the All-Party...

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 sees Successful Impact of her Summer Crowdfunding

School Summer holidays are in full swing and here in South Tyneside voluntary and community groups are busier than ever with local ‘Food, Fun and Friendship’ clubs as part of the Feeding Britain local network. Funding for the clubs, which are run by volunteers, was...

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...
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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.

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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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