Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

Sunderland’s second successive relegation is a devastating blow to the club, its fans and our city.

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I hope new owners take over Sunderland AFC very soon - who will share the fans’ passion and ambition and get the club back to winning ways at the earliest opportunity.

Sunderland relegation huge blow for city

Sunderland’s second successive relegation is a devastating blow to the club, its fans and our city. I hope new owners take over Sunderland AFC very soon - who will share... Read more

The announcement of a new medical school for Sunderland is excellent news for the city – but it’s not a silver bullet.

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I'll welcome our newly trained doctors in six years, however the government needs to be doing much more to address the problems facing our NHS now – both here and across the country.

My views were featured in the New Statesman this week. Read it below:

New medical school welcome - but not a silver bullet

The announcement of a new medical school for Sunderland is excellent news for the city – but it’s not a silver bullet. I'll welcome our newly trained doctors in six... Read more

A North East rail boss is finally to see for himself the faults and problems that have plagued Sunderland’s rundown station for years.

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I have spent many months attempting to galvanise Network Rail (NR), which owns the station, into action – as funding is desperately needed to transform the site.

Light at end of tunnel for neglected station

A North East rail boss is finally to see for himself the faults and problems that have plagued Sunderland’s rundown station for years. I have spent many months attempting to... Read more

I was privileged to meet members of Veterans In Crisis Sunderland recently - who shared their experiences with such humility and humour. They have all been through so much. Thank you very much for inviting me.

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Supporting veterans of Armed Forces

I was privileged to meet members of Veterans In Crisis Sunderland recently - who shared their experiences with such humility and humour. They have all been through so much. Thank...

It was an honour to be asked to open the new Marigold Nursing Home in Leechmere Road earlier this month.

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The home is dementia-friendly and offers specialist care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, as well as conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS and Muscular Dystrophy.

Opening of dementia-friendly care home

It was an honour to be asked to open the new Marigold Nursing Home in Leechmere Road earlier this month. The home is dementia-friendly and offers specialist care for those...

Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms.

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“April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month,” said Julie. “It is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer and, each day, more than 44 people die from it.

Banding together to beat bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms. “April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month,” said Julie. “It... Read more

Today I was delighted to attend the launch of a £60million project to transform cultural life in Sunderland – as well as the opening of the city’s new home for contemporary visual art at the same time.

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Sunderland Twenty Four Seven, a seven-year programme aimed at increasing the number of people involved in arts and culture, will be run by the company Sunderland Culture.

£60million project to transform cultural life

Today I was delighted to attend the launch of a £60million project to transform cultural life in Sunderland – as well as the opening of the city’s new home for... Read more

A campaign to recognise a Sunderland hero who saved dozens of people from the sea has received press recognition.

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The Echo has highlighted a campaign to erect a blue plaque in memory of brave Joseph Hodgson - known as the Stormy Petrel.

Campaign to recognise Sunderland hero

A campaign to recognise a Sunderland hero who saved dozens of people from the sea has received press recognition. The Echo has highlighted a campaign to erect a blue plaque... Read more

The Gambling Commission has this week recommended that maximum stakes for fixed odds betting terminals should be cut to £30 or less.

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I welcome these proposals as a first step towards a £2 limit - which would really tackle the damage that FOBTs are doing to individuals and their families.

Time to cut the "crack cocaine of gambling" stakes

The Gambling Commission has this week recommended that maximum stakes for fixed odds betting terminals should be cut to £30 or less. I welcome these proposals as a first step... Read more

Echo Column: There is a limit to how much our NHS can do

The NHS is in crisis and Sunderland is doing its best to cope – but there’s a limit to what the excellent staff can do. This week I obtained official... Read more

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