Julie Elliott

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Julie backs Drowning Prevention Week 2016

“Respect the water” – That’s the message from Julie Elliott MP during this year’s Drowning Prevention Week which takes place between 18 and 26 June. 

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Earlier this month, Julie helped promote water safety and Drowning Prevention Week by visiting Sunderland Aquatic Centre with fellow Sunderland MPs Sharon Hodgson and Bridget Phillipson. 

Julie said:

“Fifteen people have drowned in Sunderland since 2010 and others have survived drowning but have suffered life changing injuries.  We are very lucky to have a beautiful coastline and riverside right on our doorstep, however, we must always respect the water because it can and does kill people”. 

Please click here to watch a safety video produced by Sunderland City Council which features friends of Chloe Fowler and Tonibeth Purvis, who tragically drowned in the River Wear three years ago this summer.

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