Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

The decision by Arts Council England to award a grant of £6million to Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture (MAC) Trust towards a new auditorium – to be built next to the old Fire Station in High Street West - is brilliant news for our city.

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£6million Lottery win for Sunderland performing arts project

The decision by Arts Council England to award a grant of £6million to Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture (MAC) Trust towards a new auditorium – to be built next to... Read more

The raising of the centrepiece of Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing was a stunning sight to witness today.

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The 100m central pylon is bigger than Big Ben’s clock tower, weighs the equivalent of 125 double-decker buses and will be visible for miles.

Giant pylon raised as centrepiece of new Sunderland bridge

The raising of the centrepiece of Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing was a stunning sight to witness today. The 100m central pylon is bigger than Big Ben’s clock tower, weighs the... Read more

Wearside MP Julie Elliott today pledged to help end the “cold homes” crisis.

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Julie, who represents Sunderland Central, is supporting National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on February 17 – by pledging to do more to tackle the issue.

Thousands live in fuel poverty in Sunderland

Wearside MP Julie Elliott today pledged to help end the “cold homes” crisis. Julie, who represents Sunderland Central, is supporting National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on February 17... Read more

Young people in Sunderland are being offered life-changing opportunities thanks to the National Citizen Service – and I would urge them to seize this chance of a brighter future.

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Last week I met with Kim Smith, who represents a partnership of national youth charities V•Inspired and National Youth Agency – which delivers the programme in the North East.

Life-changing opportunity for Sunderland teenagers

Young people in Sunderland are being offered life-changing opportunities thanks to the National Citizen Service – and I would urge them to seize this chance of a brighter future. Last... Read more

A project aimed at helping Wearside youngsters enjoy lessons outside has been officially opened by MP Julie Elliott.
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Ms Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, cut the ribbon on a £30k courtyard at Diamond Hall Infant Academy and said: “It was a very happy, and memorable, occasion.

School project is class act

A project aimed at helping Wearside youngsters enjoy lessons outside has been officially opened by MP Julie Elliott. Ms Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, cut the ribbon on a £30k... Read more

In today's Sunderland Echo I make it clear why I voted in favour of the Article 50 Bill.

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Voting to trigger Article 50

In today's Sunderland Echo I make it clear why I voted in favour of the Article 50 Bill.     Read more

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 and putting Sunderland firmly into the cultural spotlight.

Raising support for City of Culture bid

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. Sunderland... Read more

It’s totally unacceptable that the gender pay gap in the North East stands at 28% - some 10% higher than the national average.

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Fighting gender pay gap

It’s totally unacceptable that the gender pay gap in the North East stands at 28% - some 10% higher than the national average. Read more

I am delighted that the bravery of two Sunderland sisters hailed as “Britain’s answer to Oskar Schindler” has been officially honoured in their home city.

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Ida and Louise Cook risked their lives to smuggle Jewish refugees out of pre-war Nazi Germany and today – on Holocaust Memorial Day – a Blue Plaque commemorating their actions has been unveiled close to their childhood home in Croft Avenue.

Brave Sunderland sisters honoured with Blue Plaque

I am delighted that the bravery of two Sunderland sisters hailed as “Britain’s answer to Oskar Schindler” has been officially honoured in their home city. Ida and Louise Cook risked... Read more

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment – pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died in the Holocaust.

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Today – Holocaust Memorial Day – marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

The importance of marking Holocaust Memorial Day

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment – pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died in the Holocaust. Today – Holocaust... Read more

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