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Young people interested in law and politics have been given an insider’s view of the parliamentary process by Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Sunderland Central Julie Elliott.

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Ms Elliott visited Sunderland Sixth Form - Sunderland College’s hub for A-Level provision - to speak to students about the law making process in Westminster.

More than 70 students - based at the sixth form centre at Bede Campus and completing A-Levels including law, criminology, and government and politics - took part in the event.

Ms Elliott said: “It was a pleasure to speak to Sunderland Sixth Form students about my role as an MP. It’s really important that young people get opportunities like this to learn about the democratic process. I was impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and knowledge of our political system.”

The visit was organised by law lecturer Claire Watts to help students understand the intricacies of law making, and the detailed process it goes through - from the initial creation of a green paper to the bill being passed as a law by the House of Commons and House of Lords.

She said: “The talk from Ms Elliott was engaging and informative and very beneficial for our students. The explanations of the legislative process were detailed and will support our learners from across the different disciplines with their exam content.

"As well as the in depth talk, students were also given the chance to ask their own questions, and Ms Elliott’s detailed answers gave our learners an excellent overview of the work that goes on in Parliament.”

Kieron Spoors, an AS Law student, added: “The talk by Julie Elliott was most beneficial, giving insight into the responsibilities of a Member of Parliament but also it was helpful as she discussed aspects of the legislative process.”

** For more information about studying A-Levels at Sunderland Sixth Form, call 0191 5116000, email info@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk.

Sharing an insider's view of the parliamentary process

Young people interested in law and politics have been given an insider’s view of the parliamentary process by Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Sunderland Central Julie Elliott. Ms Elliott visited Sunderland Sixth...

More than 3,000 women in Sunderland have been unfairly affected by Tory changes to pensions.

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I am proud to be working with local Women Against State Pension Age Increase groups - WASPI - to fight against the Government’s unfair changes to the state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

In April I hosted a meeting of the Newcastle, Wear and Tees WASPI Group in Sunderland and have held several meetings and coffee mornings to discuss the issue with the women affected.

I also joined with WASPI campaigners to mark Theresa May’s 60th birthday when she would have traditionally expected to receive her state pension.

It’s totally unacceptable that these women are heading for financial hardship. It’s only right that these women who have worked hard and saved all their lives get the secure retirement they deserve.

Make sure you vote for me on June 8th so that I can carry on fighting against these unfair changes and the impact they will have on women in their 60s. If you are able to help out with my campaign, give me a call on 07516 938534.

** Supporting Sunderland's Women Against State Pension Age Increase **

More than 3,000 women in Sunderland have been unfairly affected by Tory changes to pensions. I am proud to be working with local Women Against State Pension Age Increase groups...

A few photos from the wonderful Sunderland Vaisakhi Festival at the Sikh Temple and Community Hall in Ashbrooke on April 29.

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There was a marvellous atmosphere at the festival - which embraced the celebration of the Indian New Year - and everyone was made to feel very welcome indeed.

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Sunderland Vaisakhi Festival

A few photos from the wonderful Sunderland Vaisakhi Festival at the Sikh Temple and Community Hall in Ashbrooke on April 29. There was a marvellous atmosphere at the festival -...


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