Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Spreading the word about City of Culture campaign

I was delighted to host a gathering at the House of Commons this week to help spread the word on Sunderland's bid for City of Culture status in 2021.

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Sunderland has faced some tough social and economic challenges over the years, so winning the bid would be a massive boost to rebuilding the city’s confidence.

It would put Sunderland firmly into the cultural spotlight, attract millions of pounds into the local economy and help kick-start a period of growth - as well as deliver exciting cultural and artistic events.

See the Sunderland Echo's story about the House of Commons gathering here: http://bit.ly/2jEFcw0

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