Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

The restoration of a memorial to Sunderland war heroes by members of the city’s Sikh community is very welcome news.

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The stone cross was installed at the former Christ Church in Ashbrooke just after World War One, honouring 67 men of the parish and congregation who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Remembering Sunderland's war heroes

The restoration of a memorial to Sunderland war heroes by members of the city’s Sikh community is very welcome news. The stone cross was installed at the former Christ Church... Read more

It's time to back the bid for Sunderland City of Culture 2021. Surely we are in with a chance of winning this?

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The final bid for Culture status was submitted today, at 12 noon, and it would benefit every single person in the city if we won.

Good Luck #Sunderland2021 in UK City of Culture 2021 bid

It's time to back the bid for Sunderland City of Culture 2021. Surely we are in with a chance of winning this? The final bid for Culture status was submitted... Read more

Jeremy Corbyn this week pledged that a Labour Government would introduce an opt-out organ donor system - a plan I fully support.

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This is about saving lives. We must do more to help those needing organ transplants, because 457 people dying a year, as they did in England in 2016, is too many.

Opt-out plans for organ donation announced by Labour

Jeremy Corbyn this week pledged that a Labour Government would introduce an opt-out organ donor system - a plan I fully support. This is about saving lives. We must do... Read more

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott is calling on the Government to take urgent action to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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Ms Elliott has joined more than 150 Parliamentarians to write to the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, urging the UK Government to exert more pressure on the Burmese Government.

Sunderland in Solidarity with Rohingya People

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott is calling on the Government to take urgent action to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Ms Elliott has joined more than 150 Parliamentarians... Read more

Investment is needed NOW for Sunderland's tired old railway station - and I am campaigning for urgent action.

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This week I wrote to the Chief Executive of Network Rail, asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the future of our station. 

Investment needed NOW for Sunderland's railway station

Investment is needed NOW for Sunderland's tired old railway station - and I am campaigning for urgent action.   This week I wrote to the Chief Executive of Network Rail, asking... Read more

Today I met with Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners to discuss the on-going call for fair transitional arrangements for those affected by pension changes.

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It is totally unacceptable that these WASPI women are heading for financial hardship in old age just because they were born on or after 6 April 1951.

Fighting on for WASPI justice

Today I met with Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners to discuss the on-going call for fair transitional arrangements for those affected by pension changes. It is totally unacceptable that... Read more

The Principal of Sunderland College has thrown her backing behind a Whitehall call for increased funding for further education.

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Ellen Thinnesen has added a supportive voice to a Parliamentary Debate on the current low level of funding for 16 to 19 year-olds. 

Sunderland College backs MP call for fair student funding deal

The Principal of Sunderland College has thrown her backing behind a Whitehall call for increased funding for further education.   Ellen Thinnesen has added a supportive voice to a Parliamentary... Read more

Julie Elliott MP today backed an appeal for Sunderland residents to have “a lifesaving talk” as part of Organ Donation Week.

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New figures show 37 people from Sunderland have died waiting for a transplant in the last decade, while 32 city residents are currently on the transplant waiting list.

It's time to talk about organ donation

Julie Elliott MP today backed an appeal for Sunderland residents to have “a lifesaving talk” as part of Organ Donation Week. New figures show 37 people from Sunderland have died... Read more

The Cultural Spring and The MAC Trust are offering hundreds of people from across Sunderland the chance to celebrate the opening of our city's newest cultural venue – The Fire Station.

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Work on transforming the Edwardian fire station in High Street West into a cultural hub for music and the arts is well underway and, once finished, it will be a great asset for the city.

Help celebrate the bright future of our city

The Cultural Spring and The MAC Trust are offering hundreds of people from across Sunderland the chance to celebrate the opening of our city's newest cultural venue – The Fire... Read more

Breast Cancer Now – the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – is organising a national “Wear It Pink” day on October 20, to raise funds for vital research into this devastating disease.

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Over 50,000 women annually are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Sadly, more than 11,000 people die from the disease each year.

In the pink to raise funds for Cancer research

Breast Cancer Now – the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – is organising a national “Wear It Pink” day on October 20, to raise funds for vital research into this... Read more

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