Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

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This week I took part in a “Bake a Difference” event at Westminster – decorating cupcakes in front of MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace – to mark the launch of Red Nose Day 2017.

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Red Nose Day has raised over £1billion since it was launched in 1988, and it would be the “icing on the cake” if the amount collected this year matched – or even exceeded – the 2015 total of £99m.

Hundreds of good causes have been helped by Red Nose Day over the years, both here in the UK and across Africa, so – as the Red Nose Day saying goes – “really make your laugh matter, and help change lives” today.

 

Make your laugh matter on Red Nose Day

This week I took part in a “Bake a Difference” event at Westminster – decorating cupcakes in front of MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace – to mark the launch of Red...

The number of people claiming out-of-work benefits in my constituency of Sunderland Central has increased yet again – as these latest figures show.

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Last month 2,280 people in the constituency claimed benefits including Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit – up by 85 from January.

 

This means that there are 235 more people claiming benefits within Sunderland Central than in February 2016 – a figure that is just not acceptable.

My constituency is now ranked the 62nd highest of 650 UK constituencies in terms of claimant count, which emphasises just how much our city needs extra funding.

The Tory Government needs to do something, and do something soon. People not only need jobs, but they need proper job security and legal safeguards.

 

Claimant count rises in Sunderland Central - again

The number of people claiming out-of-work benefits in my constituency of Sunderland Central has increased yet again – as these latest figures show. Last month 2,280 people in the constituency...

My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those affected by the Westminster attack.

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A policeman, Keith Palmer, went to work yesterday and never returned home. He died defending our way of life and our democracy.

Today, it was important that Parliament sat and that we all got on with our lives as usual.

In doing so we show that terrorists will never win.

See more here: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/terrorists-will-never-win-sunderland-mps-speak-after-westminster-attack-1-8456055

Remembering those lost and injured in the Westminster attack

My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those affected by the Westminster attack. A policeman, Keith Palmer, went to work yesterday and never returned home. He died defending our way...


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