Julie Elliott

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

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.

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... Read more

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.

** 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... Read more

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.

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 -... Read more

This week I joined people from across Sunderland to remember those who have lost their lives at work.

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A very moving service was held to mark Workers' Memorial Day in the courtyard of the Civic Centre on April 28, featuring speeches, a piper and prayers led by Rev Christopher Howson - chaplain for Sunderland University.

Workers' Memorial Day

This week I joined people from across Sunderland to remember those who have lost their lives at work. A very moving service was held to mark Workers' Memorial Day in... Read more

Working with local campaigners to save Sunderland Central Fire Station from closure is one of my proudest achievements as MP for the area.

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Together with local residents I worked hard to gather 34,000 signatures for the ‘Save Our Station’ petition.

Standing up for Sunderland's emergency services - now and in the future

Working with local campaigners to save Sunderland Central Fire Station from closure is one of my proudest achievements as MP for the area. Together with local residents I worked hard... Read more

Wishing Sunderland all the very best of luck with the bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

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The first round bid for this prestigious title was submitted today at 11am and the benefits of Sunderland being named UK City of Culture 2021 are difficult to overstate. 

Get behind a City of Culture - for everyone

Wishing Sunderland all the very best of luck with the bid for UK City of Culture 2021. The first round bid for this prestigious title was submitted today at 11am... Read more

The article you are now reading is not the one I originally wrote for the Sunderland Echo on Monday afternoon. After the Prime Minister announced a snap General Election, I had to rip the original one up and start again!
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It’s frustrating that we have another election, as it’s only two years since the last one, and we were asked to have our say about Brexit only a year ago. Given we have major Brexit negotiations underway, you would have thought that would have been the Prime Minister’s top priority, not an unnecessary election.
 

Brexit negotiations - not an necessary election - should have been Prime Minister's top priority

The article you are now reading is not the one I originally wrote for the Sunderland Echo on Monday afternoon. After the Prime Minister announced a snap General Election, I had... Read more

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Liebherr Sunderland Works – which manufacturers maritime cranes, off-shore cranes and port cranes – as part of a special Job Swap with apprentices.

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For the first part of the swap, I joined apprentices at the Deptford plant – where I witnessed the continuation of our city’s proud tradition for producing top quality tradespeople.

 

Job swap brings insight into creating top tradespeople of the future

This week I had the pleasure of visiting Liebherr Sunderland Works – which manufacturers maritime cranes, off-shore cranes and port cranes – as part of a special Job Swap with... Read more

I was delighted to host a meeting of the Newcastle. Wear and Tees WASPI Group at St Mary's Parish Centre in Sunderland this week.

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The Women Against State Inequality (WASPI) campaign aims to achieve fair transitional State Pension arrangements for women born the 1950s - who now face working longer before retirement.

Fighting for pension rights of North East women

I was delighted to host a meeting of the Newcastle. Wear and Tees WASPI Group at St Mary's Parish Centre in Sunderland this week. The Women Against State Inequality (WASPI)... Read more

Sunderland Labour MPs Julie Elliott and Bridget Phillipson have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court complex by the end of March 2017.

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After years of campaigning for a new Sunderland Centre for Justice, Ms Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, and Ms Elliott, Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central, secured a pledge from Courts and Justice Minister Sir Oliver Heald QC MP last November that his Department was “actively working on the issue” and would have a decision on the future of the complex by the end of last month.

Sunderland let down again as government kicks court decision into long grass

Sunderland Labour MPs Julie Elliott and Bridget Phillipson have condemned the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for reneging upon its commitment to have “a clear direction” on a new Sunderland court... Read more

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