Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

One in four women in Sunderland and across the UK ignore or delay potentially life-saving smear tests – often because of embarrassment.

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These appointments are vital, however, because cervical screening prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing – and saves an estimated 5,000 lives a year.

Julie urges more women to attend life-saving tests

One in four women in Sunderland and across the UK ignore or delay potentially life-saving smear tests – often because of embarrassment. These appointments are vital, however, because cervical screening... Read more

The Government must make sure that a computer failure which left more than 12,000 North East women unchecked for signs of breast cancer will never happen again.

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The error meant women were not called for a final mammogram before they turned 70.

Urgent review of breast cancer check error needed

The Government must make sure that a computer failure which left more than 12,000 North East women unchecked for signs of breast cancer will never happen again. The error meant... Read more

One in three people with long-term medical conditions have not collected their medicines due to prescription costs.

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A great many patients also report missing doses to make their prescriptions last longer. This is just not acceptable.

Patients with serious illnesses are being punished

One in three people with long-term medical conditions have not collected their medicines due to prescription costs. A great many patients also report missing doses to make their prescriptions last... Read more

This week I was delighted to chair a Q&A session of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership – with issues including the Northern Rail franchise under discussion.

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Establishing improved connectivity between our city and places such as Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool could help bring jobs, attract investment and benefit businesses.

Time to bring better rail links to Sunderland

This week I was delighted to chair a Q&A session of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership – with issues including the Northern Rail franchise under discussion. Establishing improved connectivity between our... Read more

This week I joined MPs from across the North East to call on the Government to help vulnerable children - by increasing funding to the NSPCC's Childline service.

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Figures show that Childline counsellors had to alert emergency services on average six times a day about children who were talking about suicide in 2015/16.

Call to increase funding to Childline due to high demand

This week I joined MPs from across the North East to call on the Government to help vulnerable children - by increasing funding to the NSPCC's Childline service. Figures show... Read more

Time for a change on prescription charges

This month marks 50 years since prescription charges were scrapped for people with certain conditions including cancer.   This was an important step forward, but modern medical advances mean the... Read more

I am absolutely delighted that the campaign for a blue plaque to honour Sunderland hero Joseph Hodgson has proved successful.

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Joseph risked his life dozens of times to save others over a period of more than 50 years, yet there was very little in the city to mark his heroism. He deserved to be remembered.

Welcome success for Blue Plaque bid

I am absolutely delighted that the campaign for a blue plaque to honour Sunderland hero Joseph Hodgson has proved successful. Joseph risked his life dozens of times to save others... Read more

Student or independent filmmakers and scriptwriters from across Sunderland are being offered the chance to enter Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition.

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The aim of the contest is to raise awareness of the need to protect creativity and copyright by bringing together young filmmakers with Parliamentarians.

Competition to find filmmaking stars of future

Student or independent filmmakers and scriptwriters from across Sunderland are being offered the chance to enter Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition. The aim of the contest is to raise... Read more

The need for improved transport links for Sunderland has come under discussion during a Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) meeting.

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I joined local business leaders and stakeholders at the National Glass Centre on Friday to examine Sunderland’s need for direct rail links to cities across the Northern Powerhouse region.

New links needed to get Sunderland "on track"

The need for improved transport links for Sunderland has come under discussion during a Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) meeting. I joined local business leaders and stakeholders at the National Glass... Read more

Officers from the Environment Agency have been on site since May 14, to help minimise the environmental impact of the fire – which is still burning.

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Air quality monitoring equipment has been set up near the site to monitor the smoke from the fire. The incident has been declared as a major incident by the local authority.

 

 

Update on the waste fire at the former Alex Smiles site

Officers from the Environment Agency have been on site since May 14, to help minimise the environmental impact of the fire – which is still burning. Air quality monitoring equipment... Read more

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