Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

The article you are now reading is not the one I originally wrote for the Sunderland Echo on Monday afternoon. After the Prime Minister announced a snap General Election, I had to rip the original one up and start again!
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It’s frustrating that we have another election, as it’s only two years since the last one, and we were asked to have our say about Brexit only a year ago. Given we have major Brexit negotiations underway, you would have thought that would have been the Prime Minister’s top priority, not an unnecessary election.
 

Brexit negotiations - not an necessary election - should have been Prime Minister's top priority

The article you are now reading is not the one I originally wrote for the Sunderland Echo on Monday afternoon. After the Prime Minister announced a snap General Election, I had... Read more

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Liebherr Sunderland Works – which manufacturers maritime cranes, off-shore cranes and port cranes – as part of a special Job Swap with apprentices.

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For the first part of the swap, I joined apprentices at the Deptford plant – where I witnessed the continuation of our city’s proud tradition for producing top quality tradespeople.

 

Job swap brings insight into creating top tradespeople of the future

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Liebherr Sunderland Works – which manufacturers maritime cranes, off-shore cranes and port cranes – as part of a special Job Swap with... Read more

I was delighted to host a meeting of the Newcastle. Wear and Tees WASPI Group at St Mary's Parish Centre in Sunderland this week.

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The Women Against State Inequality (WASPI) campaign aims to achieve fair transitional State Pension arrangements for women born the 1950s - who now face working longer before retirement.

Fighting for pension rights of North East women

I was delighted to host a meeting of the Newcastle. Wear and Tees WASPI Group at St Mary's Parish Centre in Sunderland this week. The Women Against State Inequality (WASPI)... Read more

Sunderland Labour MPs Julie Elliott and Bridget Phillipson have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court complex by the end of March 2017.

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After years of campaigning for a new Sunderland Centre for Justice, Ms Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, and Ms Elliott, Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central, secured a pledge from Courts and Justice Minister Sir Oliver Heald QC MP last November that his Department was “actively working on the issue” and would have a decision on the future of the complex by the end of last month.

Sunderland let down again as government kicks court decision into long grass

Sunderland Labour MPs Julie Elliott and Bridget Phillipson have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court... Read more

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has vowed to make sure the views of city residents on Brexit and immigration are heard “loud and clear” in Westminster.

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Ms Elliott, who represents Sunderland Central, is to host a series of Brexit-themed coffee mornings across her constituency this year to discuss the issues – with the first held in Ryhope last weekend.

 

Brexit pledge for Sunderland residents

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has vowed to make sure the views of city residents on Brexit and immigration are heard “loud and clear” in Westminster. Ms Elliott, who represents Sunderland... Read more

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.

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... Read more

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.

 

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... Read more

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.

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... Read more

Six-year-old Hill View School pupil Abigail Fox is obviously a politician in the making – as she is already fighting for a better future for our planet.

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I was delighted to receive a lovely drawing from Abigail recently, which contains a powerful message about helping our environment through recycling and not dropping litter.

Please Look After Our World

Six-year-old Hill View School pupil Abigail Fox is obviously a politician in the making – as she is already fighting for a better future for our planet. I was delighted... Read more

I would like to invite my Ryhope constituents to a Community Coffee Morning at Ryhope Community Centre on March 25, from 10.30am-12noon, to discuss Brexit and immigration.

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Our country voted to leave the EU and Article 50 will be triggered this month. I now need your help to make sure Sunderland gets the best possible deal from the Brexit negotiations.

 

Brexit and immigration on agenda for coffee morning

I would like to invite my Ryhope constituents to a Community Coffee Morning at Ryhope Community Centre on March 25, from 10.30am-12noon, to discuss Brexit and immigration. Our country voted... Read more

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