Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Sunderland

This week I was delighted to attend a session of the More than Grandparents group at Pallion – a support group run for, and by, kinship carers.

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The group offers support, guidance and friendship to all kinship carers and their children, and my visit was a great opportunity to see the fantastic work members do.

Marking the "fantastic" work of kinship carers

This week I was delighted to attend a session of the More than Grandparents group at Pallion – a support group run for, and by, kinship carers. The group offers... Read more

The Japanese ambassador Koji Tsuruoka this week warned that his country’s firms – such as Nissan – could leave Britain if a “botched” Brexit makes it “unprofitable” to stay.

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Keep UK in Customs Union or face "massive" job cuts

The Japanese ambassador Koji Tsuruoka this week warned that his country’s firms – such as Nissan – could leave Britain if a “botched” Brexit makes it “unprofitable” to stay. Read more

The pressures of winter flu season on the NHS came under discussion when I met Ken Bremner, chief executive of City Hospitals, alongside my colleague Bridget Phillipson MP recently.

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Magnificent work of NHS staff during flu season

The pressures of winter flu season on the NHS came under discussion when I met Ken Bremner, chief executive of City Hospitals, alongside my colleague Bridget Phillipson MP recently.  ... Read more

I have joined with all Labour MPs across the North East to call on the Government to increase transport funding in the region.

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The inequality between what is spent on transport in the North and London needs to be urgently addressed. London receives more than double what we receive per head of the population.

Joint plea for increased transport funding for region

I have joined with all Labour MPs across the North East to call on the Government to increase transport funding in the region. The inequality between what is spent on... Read more

The Grand Electric Cinema was a much-loved part of Ryhope for many decades – which is why I’m delighted that it is to be restored to its former glory and preserved for the future.

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History is on the move

The Grand Electric Cinema was a much-loved part of Ryhope for many decades – which is why I’m delighted that it is to be restored to its former glory and... Read more

A new report which warns that Sunderland could lose almost a third of its jobs by 2030 – unless action is taken to prepare the city for global economic changes – is very concerning.

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According to the Centre for Cities report, Sunderland is the second most at-risk city in the UK in terms of the proportion of jobs under threat – with 37,700 posts potentially lost.

"Rise of robots" threatens Sunderland jobs

A new report which warns that Sunderland could lose almost a third of its jobs by 2030 – unless action is taken to prepare the city for global economic changes... Read more

My sympathies are always with the victims of crime - people who are convicted of murder must be subject to the full weight of the law.

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However, some prisoners convicted under controversial “joint enterprise” rules are in jail because of an “injustice” - and should be given the chance to appeal.

People convicted under "joint enterprise" should have chance to appeal

My sympathies are always with the victims of crime - people who are convicted of murder must be subject to the full weight of the law. However, some prisoners convicted... Read more

In my column in this week's Sunderland Echo I call for urgent action to be taken over Sunderland's railway station following years of neglect - as well as a recent issue with raw sewage. Read it here:

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Urgent revamp needed at Sunderland's train station

In my column in this week's Sunderland Echo I call for urgent action to be taken over Sunderland's railway station following years of neglect - as well as a recent... Read more

Today in Prime Minister’s Questions I called on Theresa May to look at allowing women under 25 to access smear tests following the death of my 25 year old constituent Amber Rose Cliff from cervical cancer last January.

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Amber went to her GP around thirty times with symptoms, repeatedly asking for a smear test. She only got this test when she paid to have it done privately, by which point the cancer had spread.

Tragic death prompts call for Theresa May to look at cancer test change

Today in Prime Minister’s Questions I called on Theresa May to look at allowing women under 25 to access smear tests following the death of my 25 year old constituent... Read more

Many congratulations to 10-year-old Bethany Gair Williams, of Richard Avenue Primary School, who won a competition to design my 2017 Christmas card.

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I was really, really impressed with Bethany's drawing, which was colourful, fun and very festive. It certainly caught the eye of many people, and received lots of compliments over the festive season.

Sunderland schoolgirl spreads Christmas cheer

Many congratulations to 10-year-old Bethany Gair Williams, of Richard Avenue Primary School, who won a competition to design my 2017 Christmas card. I was really, really impressed with Bethany's drawing,... Read more

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