Emma in the Press

Emma regularly appears on TV, the radio and in newspapers both locally and nationally. Here you can stay up to date with Emma's appearances.

Gazette Column: One Punch Manslaughter should carry a minimum sentence of seven years

Taking away a loved one from their family, friends and all who knew them forever.

Whilst it is accepted there is a concerning rise in one punch attacks across the UK, no official figures exist in relation to the lives lost and the lives devastated by a single punch.

The pub is a great British institution and should be able to welcome us through their doors for events of national and local significance

If there is one thing that unites us all, it is sporting or royal events, and the place we tend to gather is our local pub, the beating heart of all our communities.

MPs are backing plans to extend pub opening hours for major occasions

MPs are backing a proposal to make it easier for pubs to extend their opening hours for big events.

Currently, Parliament has to approve any changes to licensing hours for special dates and times, like Royal or sporting occasions. Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck said the current process is “overly bureaucratic” and doesn’t allow for last-minute changes.

Gazette Column: My Bill will help the hospitality industry at times of national celebration

Last week my Licensing Hours Extension Bill moved another step closer to becoming an Act of Parliament, passing its second reading.

BBC Politics Live 17/1/2024

On Politics Live, Emma discusses the dire state of council finances, the cost-of-living crisis, the readiness of our armed forces, and the Government’s Rwanda scheme. 

Gazette Column: I hope those responsible for the Post Office scandal one day understand the hurt they have caused

Anyone who has ever had to fight for justice, to clear their name when they are losing everything, will know that it can take its toll both physically and mentally.

South Shields MP proposes new law to allow pubs to open longer during national events

Emma Lewell-Buck MP has proposed a new Private Members Bill to ensure hospitality venues can open longer during national events.

Gazette Column: Autumn Statement gave Conservatives another opportunity to tighten the screw on those hardest hit

In last week’s Autumn Statement when the Chancellor spoke about the Tories plans to reform disability assessments, my blood ran cold.

Veterans win official review of nuked blood 'cover-up'

More than 100 documents about blood and urine tests of troops which the MoD previously denied existed will be reviewed, Parliament has been told.

Emma Lewell-Buck named alongside a former Prime Minister to propose a new law

Emma Lewell-Buck MP has been drawn in the Private Member’s Bill ballot, enabling her to propose legislation to the House of Commons.

South Shields Levelling-Up Bid Successful

After being refused two rounds of levelling-up funding, the government has finally decided to grant £20m to South Shields to help with redevelopment of the town centre after years of campaigning.

Emma on Politics North

On Politics North (19/11/2023), Emma discusses the Conservative cabinet reshuffle, stricken pharmacies and pressures on UK Universities.

Feeding Britain Podcast

Emma Lewell-Buck MP speaks to Feeding Britain Director Andrew Forsey about her food poverty work in South Shields and her Healthy Start Scheme Bill. 

Families would automatically get Healthy Start food vouchers under law unveiled today

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck wants to change the law so those eligible for the Healthy Start scheme are automatically signed up to stop them from missing out on vital support

NHS Healthy Start: South Shields MP calls for auto-enrolment for scheme helping parents buy milk

A North East politician has put forward a private members bill in parliament to introduce an auto-enrolment to the NHS Healthy Start scheme.

BBC Politics North

Emma spoke on the BBC Politics North panel discussing cuts to BBC Local Radio Services, Labour’s plan for the NHS and the issue of potholes within our local communities.

Gazette Column: Crisis on the airwaves as the axe hangs over our local radio

Local radio in this country has 5.7million loyal listeners who not only enjoy the shared cultural bond it brings us, but also rely on the service for comfort and connection to the outside world.

John Mills Institute for Prosperity - Podcast

In the fifth episode of Talking Manufacturing, Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour MP for South Shields, talks about why education and upskilling is so essential for the manufacturing industry and for the UK economy as a whole.

BBC Politics Live

Emma spoke on the BBC Politics Live panel show discussing record overcrowding in prisons, the possibility of a wealth tax and the local election results.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck plans to tackle child poverty as it rises to 42% in the area

Emma Lewell-Buck led a debate in Parliament yesterday revealing 42% of children in South Shields were now living in poverty.

The South Shields MP highlighted the North East already suffers with the worst levels of child poverty in the country.

Poverty is the biggest cause of inequality between children in the North and the South, says Emma Lewell-Buck

Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck raised a Westminster Hall debate on child poverty in the North of England.

She noted that children in the north are disproportionately affected by poverty and said that the government were not doing enough to help, calling the levelling fund ‘an empty promise’.

Gazette Column: Good public servants who have the honour of being elected should always be available to you

“Nothing changes, you are all the same” – one of the phrases any political campaigner will be familiar with. But we aren’t all the same. Individual MPs and Councillors aren’t all the same. That is why at election time it is important to use your vote carefully

‘It is the honour of my life to be your voice’ - Emma Lewell-Buck celebrates ten years as South Shields MP

Emma Lewell-Buck is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of her election as the Member of Parliament for South Shields.

South Shields MP raises Chuter Ede Community Centre closure in the House of Commons

Emma Lewell-Buck has asked the Conversative Government if their lack of financial support in local areas is to blame for the closure of Chuter Ede Community Centre.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck hosts Great North Run event in Parliament

Emma Lewell-Buck MP and Sir Brendan Foster CBE hosted a screening event and reception in Parliament this week for the documentary film, ‘Great North: A Run, A River, A Region’.

Gazette Column: Government's treatment of junior doctors chips away at NHS to force privatisation

Since 2010, successive Tory Governments have chipped away at our NHS – the aim being to force the privatisation of the service when its eventually on its knees.

North East families could be missing out on £3m in free fruit and veg as MP calls to tackle child poverty

Hundreds of North East families aren’t claiming money they’re entitled to for fruit and veg – and MP Emma Lewell Buck wants to see changes to help tackle rising child poverty.

Gazette Column: This is what happens every time the Tories are in office - it's time they were shown the door.

Last week I listened to yet another budget that was full of rhetoric and smokescreens. Another budget that unravelled just as quick as all the other Tory ones before it.

South Shields MP expresses her ‘surprise’ over the closure of Chuter Ede Community Centre

Emma Lewell-Buck has spoken of her “surprise” at the decision to close Chuter Ede Community Centre but has reassured those who use the site she will work to “retain vital community services”.

Gazette Column: There really is something dark and rotten at the heart of this Government.

In amongst all the nasty rhetoric of stopping the small boats, many people may have missed the effects of the new proposals for unaccompanied children seeking safety and sanctuary.

South Shields MP calls for opt-out food voucher system

Low-income parents should be automatically enrolled to receive support to feed their young children, an MP has said.

South Shields MP backs campaign for flight officer memorial

Two brave South Shields Second World War airmen are at the heart of a campaign to commemorate a unit which lost almost half of its personnel in the conflict.

Gazette Column: Deprivation affecting children here in the north requires urgent action

In January, the Child of the North cross-party group of MPs that Emma co-chairs, launched our first report. The findings are bleak.

Child of the North Report reveals 'unprecedented' child poverty

Children in the North East are facing poverty on a ‘unprecedented scale and severity’ an MP has said following the a new report into the cost of living crisis.

Gazette Column: Our NHS staff do not need to justify themselves to anyone

Thirteen years of mismanagement and neglect has caused an unprecedented level of crisis in our health service.

Politics Live - 11/01/2023

Emma appeared on BBC’s Politics Live on 11th January speaking on topics such as the NHS strikes, the return of Boris Johnson and Kier Starmer’s National Renewal speech

Gazette Column: When it comes to devolution, it is only right that your voices are heard

It’s been announced that a devolution deal for the North-East has been agreed between the Government and our local councils.

Government rejects bid for South Shields right to refuse green belt development due to ‘strong existing protections’

The government has rejected a petition tabled by South Shields residents calling for people to have a “right of refusal” of green belt development in their local area.

Gazette Column: Workers are not striking for themselves but for all of us

Over the coming weeks the country will see many of our key workers undertake an unprecedented level of strike action in order to defend pay, working conditions, jobs, and our safety.

Fabian Society Article: Defending the Voiceless

The north of England is facing a child poverty epidemic. It’s a result of decisions made by this government, argues Emma Lewell-Buck

Defence Committee visit to Ukraine: we must do all we can to support the war effort

I recently went to Ukraine as a member of the Commons defence select committee, and if I was in any doubt of the need to give them every bullet and bomb we can, I am now certain that we must.

Gazette Column: Tory dither and inadequate action is causing ‘Levelling Up’ to become just a pipe dream

“Levelling Up” has been a Tory slogan since Boris Johnson took over the leadership of the party in 2019 and now is as rudderless and lost as the party itself.

South Tyneside MPS vow not to claim Christmas party on expenses

South Tyneside’s MPs say they will not be claiming the cost of a staff Christmas party on expenses after the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority told MPs they can claim the cost of food and drink at Christmas parties.

South Tyneside leaders slam 'Tory failure' as 'devastating' autumn statement budget update unveiled by Chancellor

Political leaders across South Tyneside have been sharing their reactions to the Government’s autumn statement.

Gazette Column: Rewards for all those years of austerity are in the pockets of wealthiest

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer is set to deliver his new budget in the Autumn Statement.

Child of the North APPG - The Northern Agenda Podcast

Emma Lewell-Buck, the Labour MP for South Shields in the North East, tells the podcast about a new All-Party Parliamentary Group she is chairing, dedicated to the Child of the North.

Politics Live

Emma appeared on Politics Live on the 9th November, discussing Gavin Williamson, the EU Retained Law Bill, the top rate of tax and more….

Disabled people number nearly 14 million in the UK - they deserve their own minister

Columnist Rachel Charlton-Dailey says disabled people make up 20% of the UK population but downgrading their parliamentary representation shows “how little the Tories think of us”.

Gazette Column: PM repeated empty words to try to ‘con’ the British public

It was a speech typically light on substance, laden with contradictions and meaningless phrases.

Queen Elizabeth II: Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Northumberland pay tribute.

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck said: “Thank you for your service. In our nation’s darkest times Her Majesty’s words always brought comfort.”

Gazette Column: The nation is on its knees because these very same people have been in power for 12 years.

After endless weeks of no-one governing our country, we have a new Prime Minister and new Secretaries of State.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss's plan to freeze the price of gas and electricity slammed by South Tyneside MPs

Emma joined Jarrow Labour MP, Kate Osborne, in condemning the Tories’ plan to place the cost of an energy price cap on to the taxpayers.

South Shields MP fears for ‘one of the most historic paths in the country’ as she backs campaigners fighting housing vision

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is backing campaigners who live near the site at Sunniside Farm, roughly the size of 10 football pitches and used to grow wheat. It is owned by the Church of England.

Gazette Column: Privatisation has failed in so many areas – especially water

It’s time to re-nationalise water. Privatisation has failed. I have long campaigned to clean up our seas and rivers.

Nine pictures from the successful celebrations marking Bangladeshi independence day in South Shields' Ocean Road

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck sharing the stage with the event organisers.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck MP calls for improvements in dementia diagnosis across England

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called for action to increase the number of people with dementia who receive an accurate and timely diagnosis across England.

Gazette Column: People will freeze and starve this winter due to ‘misguided ideology’

This week energy firm E.On announced profits of £3.5bn, we heard our energy bills are predicted to rise to over £4,000 and that the Government is looking at four-day blackouts and gas cuts.

Save South Tyneside Hospital group stage protest over continued closure of birthing unit as South Shields MP raises issue in Parliament

To coincide with the demonstration to save South Tyneside Hospital, Emma raised the issue in Parliament with Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Gazette Column: When it comes to devolution, it is only right that your voices are heard

It’s been announced that a devolution deal for the North-East has been agreed between the Government and our local councils.

Government rejects bid for South Shields right to refuse green belt development due to ‘strong existing protections’

The government has rejected a petition tabled by South Shields residents calling for people to have a “right of refusal” of green belt development in their local area.

Gazette Column: Workers are not striking for themselves but for all of us

Over the coming weeks the country will see many of our key workers undertake an unprecedented level of strike action in order to defend pay, working conditions, jobs, and our safety.

Fabian Society Article: Defending the Voiceless

The north of England is facing a child poverty epidemic. It’s a result of decisions made by this government, argues Emma Lewell-Buck

Defence Committee visit to Ukraine: we must do all we can to support the war effort

I recently went to Ukraine as a member of the Commons defence select committee, and if I was in any doubt of the need to give them every bullet and bomb we can, I am now certain that we must.

Gazette Column: Tory dither and inadequate action is causing ‘Levelling Up’ to become just a pipe dream

“Levelling Up” has been a Tory slogan since Boris Johnson took over the leadership of the party in 2019 and now is as rudderless and lost as the party itself.

South Tyneside MPS vow not to claim Christmas party on expenses

South Tyneside’s MPs say they will not be claiming the cost of a staff Christmas party on expenses after the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority told MPs they can claim the cost of food and drink at Christmas parties.

South Tyneside leaders slam 'Tory failure' as 'devastating' autumn statement budget update unveiled by Chancellor

Political leaders across South Tyneside have been sharing their reactions to the Government’s autumn statement.

Gazette Column: Rewards for all those years of austerity are in the pockets of wealthiest

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer is set to deliver his new budget in the Autumn Statement.

Child of the North APPG - The Northern Agenda Podcast

Emma Lewell-Buck, the Labour MP for South Shields in the North East, tells the podcast about a new All-Party Parliamentary Group she is chairing, dedicated to the Child of the North.

Politics Live

Emma appeared on Politics Live on the 9th November, discussing Gavin Williamson, the EU Retained Law Bill, the top rate of tax and more….

Disabled people number nearly 14 million in the UK - they deserve their own minister

Columnist Rachel Charlton-Dailey says disabled people make up 20% of the UK population but downgrading their parliamentary representation shows “how little the Tories think of us”.

Gazette Column: PM repeated empty words to try to ‘con’ the British public

It was a speech typically light on substance, laden with contradictions and meaningless phrases.

Queen Elizabeth II: Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Northumberland pay tribute.

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck said: “Thank you for your service. In our nation’s darkest times Her Majesty’s words always brought comfort.”

Gazette Column: The nation is on its knees because these very same people have been in power for 12 years.

After endless weeks of no-one governing our country, we have a new Prime Minister and new Secretaries of State.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss's plan to freeze the price of gas and electricity slammed by South Tyneside MPs

Emma joined Jarrow Labour MP, Kate Osborne, in condemning the Tories’ plan to place the cost of an energy price cap on to the taxpayers.

South Shields MP fears for ‘one of the most historic paths in the country’ as she backs campaigners fighting housing vision

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is backing campaigners who live near the site at Sunniside Farm, roughly the size of 10 football pitches and used to grow wheat. It is owned by the Church of England.

Gazette Column: Privatisation has failed in so many areas – especially water

It’s time to re-nationalise water. Privatisation has failed. I have long campaigned to clean up our seas and rivers.

Nine pictures from the successful celebrations marking Bangladeshi independence day in South Shields' Ocean Road

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck sharing the stage with the event organisers.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck MP calls for improvements in dementia diagnosis across England

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called for action to increase the number of people with dementia who receive an accurate and timely diagnosis across England.

Gazette Column: People will freeze and starve this winter due to ‘misguided ideology’

This week energy firm E.On announced profits of £3.5bn, we heard our energy bills are predicted to rise to over £4,000 and that the Government is looking at four-day blackouts and gas cuts.

Save South Tyneside Hospital group stage protest over continued closure of birthing unit as South Shields MP raises issue in Parliament

To coincide with the demonstration to save South Tyneside Hospital, Emma raised the issue in Parliament with Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Disabled people number nearly 14 million in the UK - they deserve their own minister

Columnist Rachel Charlton-Dailey says disabled people make up 20% of the UK population but downgrading their parliamentary representation shows “how little the Tories think of us”

Gazette Column: PM repeated empty words to try to ‘con’ the British public

It was a speech typically light on substance, laden with contradictions and meaningless phrases.

Queen Elizabeth II: Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Northumberland pay tribute.

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck said: “Thank you for your service. In our nation’s darkest times Her Majesty’s words always brought comfort.”

Gazette Column: The nation is on its knees because these very same people have been in power for 12 years.

After endless weeks of no-one governing our country, we have a new Prime Minister and new Secretaries of State.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss's plan to freeze the price of gas and electricity slammed by South Tyneside MPs

Emma joined Jarrow Labour MP, Kate Osborne, in condemning the Tories’ plan to place the cost of an energy price cap on to the taxpayers.

South Shields MP fears for ‘one of the most historic paths in the country’ as she backs campaigners fighting housing vision

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is backing campaigners who live near the site at Sunniside Farm, roughly the size of 10 football pitches and used to grow wheat. It is owned by the Church of England.

Gazette Column: Privatisation has failed in so many areas – especially water

It’s time to re-nationalise water. Privatisation has failed. I have long campaigned to clean up our seas and rivers.

Nine pictures from the successful celebrations marking Bangladeshi independence day in South Shields' Ocean Road

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck sharing the stage with the event organisers.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck MP calls for improvements in dementia diagnosis across England

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called for action to increase the number of people with dementia who receive an accurate and timely diagnosis across England.

Gazette Column: People will freeze and starve this winter due to ‘misguided ideology’

This week energy firm E.On announced profits of £3.5bn, we heard our energy bills are predicted to rise to over £4,000 and that the Government is looking at four-day blackouts and gas cuts.

Save South Tyneside Hospital group stage protest over continued closure of birthing unit as South Shields MP raises issue in Parliament

To coincide with the demonstration to save South Tyneside Hospital, Emma raised the issue in Parliament with Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

Disabled people number nearly 14 million in the UK - they deserve their own minister

Columnist Rachel Charlton-Dailey says disabled people make up 20% of the UK population but downgrading their parliamentary representation shows “how little the Tories think of us”

Gazette Column: PM repeated empty words to try to ‘con’ the British public

It was a speech typically light on substance, laden with contradictions and meaningless phrases.

Queen Elizabeth II: Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and Northumberland pay tribute.

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck said: “Thank you for your service. In our nation’s darkest times Her Majesty’s words always brought comfort.”

Gazette Column: The nation is on its knees because these very same people have been in power for 12 years.

After endless weeks of no-one governing our country, we have a new Prime Minister and new Secretaries of State.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss's plan to freeze the price of gas and electricity slammed by South Tyneside MPs

Emma joined Jarrow Labour MP, Kate Osborne, in condemning the Tories’ plan to place the cost of an energy price cap on to the taxpayers.

South Shields MP fears for ‘one of the most historic paths in the country’ as she backs campaigners fighting housing vision

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is backing campaigners who live near the site at Sunniside Farm, roughly the size of 10 football pitches and used to grow wheat. It is owned by the Church of England.

Gazette Column: Privatisation has failed in so many areas – especially water

It’s time to re-nationalise water. Privatisation has failed. I have long campaigned to clean up our seas and rivers.

Nine pictures from the successful celebrations marking Bangladeshi independence day in South Shields' Ocean Road

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck sharing the stage with the event organisers.

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck MP calls for improvements in dementia diagnosis across England

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called for action to increase the number of people with dementia who receive an accurate and timely diagnosis across England.

Gazette Column: People will freeze and starve this winter due to ‘misguided ideology’

This week energy firm E.On announced profits of £3.5bn, we heard our energy bills are predicted to rise to over £4,000 and that the Government is looking at four-day blackouts and gas cuts.

Save South Tyneside Hospital group stage protest over continued closure of birthing unit as South Shields MP raises issue in Parliament

To coincide with the demonstration to save South Tyneside Hospital, Emma raised the issue in Parliament with Health Secretary Sajid Javid.