Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

I was deeply honoured to lay a wreath at the service in this morning.

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It may be 99 years since Armistice Day paved the way for the end of World War One in 1918, but those who lost their lives must not be forgotten. Of the 25,000 Sunderland men who fought, one in ten never returned home.

 

Always remembered - never forgotten

I was deeply honoured to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Day 2017 service in Sunderland this morning. It may be 99 years since Armistice Day paved the way for... Read more

Today is Armistice Day and, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a two-minute silence is observed to mark the end of hostilities on the Western Front of the First World War.

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More than 25,000 Sunderland men – miners, shipyard workers, glassblowers, bank staff and brewery workers among them – fought on the battlefields of Europe during the Great War.

Honouring those who fought and fell

Today is Armistice Day and, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a two-minute silence is observed to mark the end of hostilities on the... Read more

Today I was honoured to join staff and pupils at Southmoor Academy to pay tribute to servicemen and women as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.

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Although it is almost a century since World War One ended, those who lost their lives must not be forgotten. Of the 25,000 Sunderland men who fought, one in ten never returned home.

 

Remembering the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women

Today I was honoured to join staff and pupils at Southmoor Academy to pay tribute to servicemen and women as part of Remembrance Day commemorations. Although it is almost a... Read more

This week I was delighted to attend the launch of Total Voice Sunderland – an advocacy service supporting city people who have either mental health or capacity issues.

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Total Voice supports both vulnerable residents and professionals with their work and, as part of this, it brings together two organisations under one umbrella - Mental Health Matters and Voiceability.

New service gives vulnerable residents a voice

This week I was delighted to attend the launch of Total Voice Sunderland – an advocacy service supporting city people who have either mental health or capacity issues. Total Voice... Read more

It was so very sad to hear that Councillor Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council, passed away this week after bravely fighting cancer for well over a year.

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My thoughts are with Paul’s family at this very sad time.

Tribute paid to councillor who spearheaded city regeneration

It was so very sad to hear that Councillor Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council, passed away this week after bravely fighting cancer for well over a year. My... Read more

A Government minister who oversees the justice system has been invited to see Sunderland's crumbling courthouse for himself.

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Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, and Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, have challenged Courts Minister Dominic Raab to explain to local people why the city’s dilapidated magistrates court is the best they should expect from the Tory Government.

Minister challenged to take action over dilapidated courthouse

A Government minister who oversees the justice system has been invited to see Sunderland's crumbling courthouse for himself. Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, and Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton... Read more

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott has urged the Government to crack down on controversial betting machines.

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Ministers have announced plans to consult on plans to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) - known as the crack cocaine of gambling - from £100 to between £50 and £2.

Julie urges Government clampdown on "damaging" betting terminals

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott has urged the Government to crack down on controversial betting machines. Ministers have announced plans to consult on plans to cut the maximum stake on... Read more

Following the recent disruption to the Metro service Julie has requested an urgent meeting with Nexus. 

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Julie demands meeting with Nexus over Metro reliability

Following the recent disruption to the Metro service Julie has requested an urgent meeting with Nexus.  Read more

This week in Parliament I attended an event to find out more about smart meters and how they can help people to reduce their energy bills.

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Smart meters show the amount of energy you use as you use it and how much money you are spending.

Time to get Gaz and Leccy under control

This week in Parliament I attended an event to find out more about smart meters and how they can help people to reduce their energy bills. Smart meters show the... Read more

Today in Parliament I'm joining with my Labour colleagues to call on the Government to pause and fix the flawed Universal Credit system.

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It's a disgrace that people are having to wait more than six weeks for their first payment. 

Time to pause and fix Universal Credit

Today in Parliament I'm joining with my Labour colleagues to call on the Government to pause and fix the flawed Universal Credit system. It's a disgrace that people are having... Read more

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