Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

At a time when demand for electric batteries is set to take off, any move which appears to secure local jobs in the industry must be cautiously welcomed.

I understand around 300 employees in Sunderland will be affected by this sale and a consultation has begun to transfer their employment to the new company under TUPE regulations.

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My response to Nissan's electric battery business sale

At a time when demand for electric batteries is set to take off, any move which appears to secure local jobs in the industry must be cautiously welcomed. I understand...

Sunderland’s arts and music scene is something to be celebrated and built upon, writes Julie Elliott MP.

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The North-East is renowned for its strong and distinctive identity and its rich, deep cultural heritage.

How culture can reinvigorate the North-East

Sunderland’s arts and music scene is something to be celebrated and built upon, writes Julie Elliott MP. The North-East is renowned for its strong and distinctive identity and its rich,... Read more

A ruling by the supreme court that employment tribunal fees are inconsistent with access to justice is a huge victory for working people.

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The Tory/Lib Dem coalition government opted back in 2013 to demand a fee from anyone taking their employer to court – preventing many low-paid people from seeking justice.

Huge victory for working people

A ruling by the supreme court that employment tribunal fees are inconsistent with access to justice is a huge victory for working people. The Tory/Lib Dem coalition government opted back... Read more

Help Sunderland Cardiac Support Group win £5,000 funding by clicking on the link and voting for them in the National Lottery Awards 2017.

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It takes just seconds to vote and its all for a very good cause. http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/health

Please help out a good cause

Help Sunderland Cardiac Support Group win £5,000 funding by clicking on the link and voting for them in the National Lottery Awards 2017. It takes just seconds to vote and... Read more

This week I joined a group of North East MPs to urge Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to call an urgent meeting about much-needed investment in the ailing Metro system.

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The regular disruption Metro users are suffering while going to work, or travelling around the region, highlights just how badly investment is needed – particularly in replacing the near 40-year-old fleet of trains.

North East MPs demand meeting with Transport Secretary over Metro

This week I joined a group of North East MPs to urge Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to call an urgent meeting about much-needed investment in the ailing Metro system. The... Read more

This week I wrote to the Government's housing minister about proposals to convert Angel House, in Borough Road, from a commercial office block to a residential tower block.

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I am really concerned that, due to changes made by the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015, this conversion could go ahead without a full planning application and robust public scrutiny.

Concerns over plans to convert Sunderland office block to flats

This week I wrote to the Government's housing minister about proposals to convert Angel House, in Borough Road, from a commercial office block to a residential tower block. I am... Read more

One of my pledges during the election campaign was to stand up for the people of Sunderland – and that is exactly what I am doing for women affected by unfair Tory changes to state pensions.

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Hundreds of thousands of women nationally, including more than 3,000 in Sunderland Central constituency, have been left facing financial hardship just because they were born on, or after, April 6, 1951.

Public sector pay freeze must be brought to an end

One of my pledges during the election campaign was to stand up for the people of Sunderland – and that is exactly what I am doing for women affected by... Read more

The opening of new multi-million pound facilities at a Sunderland school made headlines this week.

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I was honoured to be invited to the official opening of the new-look St Anthony's, and this is how the event was reported by SunFM:

Opening of new school facilities makes headlines

The opening of new multi-million pound facilities at a Sunderland school made headlines this week. I was honoured to be invited to the official opening of the new-look St Anthony's,... Read more

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott - whose daughter is waiting for a kidney transplant - has called for the introduction of an opt-out system for organ donation.

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Ms Elliott, who represents Sunderland Central, is supporting a proposal by Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, which would help 10,000 people across the country who are currently in need of an organ transplant.

Sunderland MP speaks out on organ donation

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott - whose daughter is waiting for a kidney transplant - has called for the introduction of an opt-out system for organ donation. Ms Elliott, who represents... Read more

Sunderland’s politicians, arts chiefs and business leaders have reacted with delight after it was shortlisted in the final five in the bidding to be named UK City of Culture 2021.

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Swansea, Paisley, Coventry and Stoke are Sunderland’s rivals for the accolade, with the winner being announced in December. 



City-wide delight after Sunderland shortlisted for culture award

Sunderland’s politicians, arts chiefs and business leaders have reacted with delight after it was shortlisted in the final five in the bidding to be named UK City of Culture 2021.... Read more

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