In the press

Emma is a regular contributor to the regional and national media. These are a collection of her most recent contributions.
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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: This Prime Minister’s legacy will be one of deep inequality

Time and time again, the Prime Minister and his Government have been unable to explain what levelling up means, that is because it is just another empty vacuous phrase…

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South Shields and Jarrow MPs speak out on 'battle for the soul of Labour' ahead of Sir Keir Starmer’s first party conference as leader

Emma Lewell-Buck, the South Shields MP, said the party had to avoid further “navel-gazing” and “inward-looking” disputes…

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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Police need support in order to ‘keep on keeping us safe’

Throughout the pandemic our police have often borne the brunt of the Government’s incoherent messaging.

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Pingdemic is making the country 'grind to a halt' as employers warn of staff shortages

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, speaking in the House of Commons, said the so-called pingdemic “is making our country grind to a halt”.

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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Best way to mitigate Covid transmission is to get jabbed

This week we are in the national news due to our high Covid rates in South Shields and across the borough.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck 'sad and disappointed' after loss of Great North Run finish line

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has said she is ‘sad and disappointed’ after Great North Run organisers revealed the iconic half marathon will not finish on our coast in 2021.

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Emma on BBC Politics North

Emma recently appeared on BBC Politics North. Click here to see the full programme. 

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South Tyneside MPs hail the power of campaign for 'resilience and decency' in Batley and Spen by-election

South Shields MP, Emma Lewell-Buck, told The Gazette that the outcome represented ‘decency’ winning out over a politics of ‘hatred and intimidation’.

South Shields MP rebels to vote against covid restriction delay over fears for businesses and repeated lockdowns

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is among six Labour MPs who broke ranks and voted against the extension of the covid restrictions.

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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Have your say on what your vision for our community is

South Shields has so much to offer, but when it comes to the regeneration of our town, our voices have been stifled and the vision…

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Time is running out to save our town centre, act now!

There is not a week that goes by where the plight of King Street and our town centre isn’t raised with me.

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Public health is being used as a cover for creeping authoritarianism

Another week where the Prime Minister tries to deflect the debate away from his shambolic handling of the pandemic and his repeated lies to the British public.

i’s Magic Breakfast appeal: Hungry children don’t learn, and the Government must act to help all schools provide breakfast

The Labour MP for South Shields is urging the Government to take up the provisions of her School Breakfasts bill, supported by i’s charity partner Magic Breakfast…

Marcus Rashford backs South Shields MP as she prepares to take school breakfast campaign back to Parliament

A South Tyneside MP is preparing to take her Marcus Rashord-backed campaign to guarantee breakfasts for hungry school children back to Parliament…

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Angry and heartbroken by a cavalier attitude towards lives

Over 100,000 people are no longer with us. Mams, dads, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbours and colleagues…

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58% of Brits don't know what 'levelling up' policy is while ministers also unclear, reports find

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck says South Shields could greatly benefit from a slice of the fund…

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Man desperate to help family in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan 'laughed at' on government helpline

Emma Lewell-Buck revealed the distressing situation faced by her constituent while speaking at PMQs.

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South Shields MP slams lack of support for businesses hit hard by Great North Run route change

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has slammed the Government for failing to provide extra support to businesses who will be hit hard by the Great North Run route change.

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Covid: Sunderland Nightingale Hospital cost £23.5m - was it worth it?

Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour MP for South Shields, said the “ill-thought out” hospital “was not money well spent” and a “shambles from the outset”…

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MP tells Government: 'Do better, be more like South Shields' in closing remarks before Parliament ends for summer

‘Do better, be more like South Shields’ – those were the parting words to Government of the town’s MP, Emma Lewell-Buck, as she hailed the efforts of her constituents during the pandemic.

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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck writes to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for business support after Great North Run route change bombshell

Ms Lewell-Buck, herself a Great North Run finisher, said she was ‘sad and disappointed’ after loss of the race finish line for the event on September 12.

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South Shields MP slams changes to children's A&E, condemning removal of 'critical hospital services from South Tyneside'

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has slammed what she calls the ‘downgrading’ of children’s A&E services in South Tyneside…

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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: Travel is able to take-off once more in a risk-managed way

Last week I joined hundreds of representatives from the travel industry outside Parliament who spoke of the continued lack of respect this Government has shown them.

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EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: They can’t keep moving us in and out of more lockdowns

Here we go again, March last year we would “turn the tide” then it would all “ be over by Christmas”, we were promised “ freedom day” in June, and now we are supposed to trust…

Petition handed to parliament opposing downgrading of South Tyneside hospital

There are calls for downgrading plans at South Tyneside hospital to be scrapped after campaigners headed to parliament today to hand over a petition signed by 44,000 people. The concerns were also raised by local MP Emma Lewell-Buck in the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions.

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: The international community must act to stop Middle East violence

Like many of us, I have been left broken-hearted and numb at watching the awful escalating attacks taking place in Palestine and Israel over the past few weeks.

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'Does Dave remain dodgy?' - South Shields MP wades into David Cameron Greensill lobbying row in Parliament

A South Tyneside MP took aim at Ministers and David Cameron as the row over the former Prime Minister’s lobbying activities rages in Parliament.

MP hits out at South Tyneside Council's crackdown on street begging

MP Emma Lewell-Buck has spoken about South Tyneside Council’s proposal to issue fines to street beggars…

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK: People's dedication isn’t matched by the Government

Millions of people excluded from Government financial support schemes waited anxiously this week for the Chancellor’s economic update…

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