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 Lewell-Buck 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, food insecurity and 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, please get in touch.

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It is the honour of my life to be re-elected as your MP for South Shields

Last week I was sworn in as the MP for South Shields for the fifth time, and each time it strikes me how incredibly honoured I feel that you have put your faith in me as the first female MP to represent you in Parliament. It was a truly historic night as the UK...

My Early Day Motion calling for compensation for those affected by building society scandal

I have been contacted by several constituents recently making my office aware of the financial and emotional trauma caused by local building societies after they mis-sold estate-planning and will-writing services to a number of clients. These plans were provided by...

Government finally cave on my request for better Healthy Start Scheme communication

Last year, I coordinated a letter calling for all eligible families not receiving Healthy Start payments to be informed of the scheme. This came alongside my Private Members Bill calling for auto-enrolment of families on the scheme in order to enable it to reach the...

My Statement on the Standards Committee hearing against former Council leader Iain Malcolm

Tomorrow (Wednesday 20th March), South Tyneside Council’s Standards Committee will consider complaints made against Iain Malcolm (the former council leader) by Senior Officers. Some of the complaints include that his conduct created a toxic and intolerable working...

Bin Strikes in South Tyneside

Please see a link HERE and a picture above of information on the bin strikes in South Tyneside. Link to find your local councillor: https://southtyneside.gov.uk/article/1306/Find-your-councillors

My Statement on the Gaza Ceasefire Vote

Since October last year I have continually called for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. In November I voted for a ceasefire in Parliament, I will do so again this evening. I know this vote does not force an end to hostilities, but international pressure does have an...

My Licensing Hours Extensions Bill

Last week my Licensing Hours Extension Bill moved another step closer to becoming an Act of Parliament, passing its second reading. The Bill will ensure that we never again have a situation like last summer where many pubs weren’t able to open earlier for us to show...

Chairing the new Defence Sub-Committee on UK’s AI Capabilities

I am delighted to be Chair of the new Sub-Committee inquiry on Developing AI Capacity and Expertise in UK Defence. The purpose of which is to ensure that we have the long and short-term plans in place to lead on defence artificial intelligence in an increasingly...

Report – A Healthy Start for all

A Healthy Start for all: how cutting the red tape on Healthy Start will help babies, children and families blossom. A report by Emma Lewell-Buck MP. With families on very low incomes struggling to afford essential goods and services, a new frontier in welfare reform...

Families missing out on Healthy Start

Today, 34 cross-party MPs supported my letter to the Health Secretary calling for his Department to urgently contact the households of 171,000 pregnant mothers, babies and young children currently missing out on the Healthy Start scheme. I am pleased Labour,...
Emma Lewell Buck Labour MP South Shields

About Emma

Emma was born in South Shields and is a passionate ambassador for the town she lives in, 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 everyone, not just a privileged few. This belief fuels her work, particularly around food insecurity, something she believes is a sad indictment on the UK and the previous 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.