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 Leads a Debate on Sewage Pollution in Whitburn

Last week, I lead an important debate in Parliament on sewage pollution in Whitburn, an issue that many people in our town are rightly concerned about. South Shields, like many other coastal towns across the country, takes pride in ensuring our beaches demonstrate the...

Emma Meets with Tyne Tunnel 2 Executives

Last week, I met with the Chief Exec and Operations Manager of Tyne Tunnel 2 to raise concerns following a spike in complaints about the tunnel operators since the introduction of the controversial “pay later” scheme. I have to agree with many of the complaints, I...

Catching up with Beach Access North East

Recently I was delighted to meet up with Beach Access North East (BANE), a charity with a mission to provide wheelchair users with access to our spectacular beaches across the North East. Back in 2018 I along with BANE started a campaign to bring these specially...

A simple message to the Government: do better, be more like South Shields.

I recently spoke in the Summer Adjournment Debate to praise communities across the country, including South Shields, for showing the absolute best of our country throughout the pandemic. It was important for me to begin my speech by setting a reminder of how the...

Emma Asks the Chancellor to Support Businesses Affected by the GNR Route Changes

Last week, it was announced that for the first time in 40 years the Great North Run will not finish in South Shields this September. Runners will instead start and finish in Newcastle, setting off in allocated time slots over several hours, with Great North Run...

The Government Must Give Mineworkers a Fair Deal

Last year, I co-signed a letter alongside 45 other MPs representing coalfield communities calling for the Government to give members of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme a fair deal. However, Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently chose to ignore our concerns by announcing...

Attending the Travel Day of Action Campaign

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining campaigners outside of Parliament for the Travel Day of Action, fighting against the Government’s handling of covid travel restrictions. I met with South Shields based travel agent, Graeme Brett, owner of Westoe Travel to...

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...
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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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