Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Westminster

This week I was honoured to meet 22-year-old Zack Kerr – who has launched a campaign to make accessible changing facilities available at every UK motorway service station.

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Zack has cerebral palsy, which affects his limbs and speech, however he communicates via a touch screen speech machine and uses an electric wheelchair to get around.

Campaigning for change at motorway services

This week I was honoured to meet 22-year-old Zack Kerr – who has launched a campaign to make accessible changing facilities available at every UK motorway service station. Zack has... Read more

It was interesting to visit an exhibition by Oil & Gas UK in Parliament this week – and I also enjoyed a chat with industry apprentices.

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The display highlighted the importance of the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK – an industry that supports over 300,000 jobs across the country.

Industry visit

It was interesting to visit an exhibition by Oil & Gas UK in Parliament this week – and I also enjoyed a chat with industry apprentices. The display highlighted the...

Plans to invest £337 million in Metro rolling stock are to be welcomed.

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Chancellor Phillip Hammond made the announcement as part of his Budget speech this week and the money is to be used to replace 40-year-old trains with a brand-new fleet.

Rolling out new Metro investment

Plans to invest £337 million in Metro rolling stock are to be welcomed. Chancellor Phillip Hammond made the announcement as part of his Budget speech this week and the money... Read more

Sunderland’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021 has been praised in Parliament.

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Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, led a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday, in which she said a successful bid would allow the city to ‘prosper and grow’.

National spotlight on Sunderland's bid for City of Culture 2021

Sunderland’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021 has been praised in Parliament. Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central, led a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday, in which... Read more

Really enjoyed the chance to view a whole range of displays at the National History Museum this week, during a visit with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

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The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of amazing dinosaur skeletons, but has so much more to offer. I even held a bit of Mars!

Museum experience is out of this world!

Really enjoyed the chance to view a whole range of displays at the National History Museum this week, during a visit with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee....

Today, on national #BlueLightDay, I'd like to say a huge "Thank You" to our brilliant emergency services for their selfless dedication and commitment to keeping Sunderland safe - both now and over the decades.

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Marking importance of #BlueLightDay

Today, on national #BlueLightDay, I'd like to say a huge "Thank You" to our brilliant emergency services for their selfless dedication and commitment to keeping Sunderland safe - both now and...

The political map for Sunderland and County Durham could be changed under new proposals - but Sunderland Central constituency will remain unchanged.

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The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is carrying out a review of all Parliamentary constituencies and will make final proposals to the Government in September 2018.

Political map of North East could change in future

The political map for Sunderland and County Durham could be changed under new proposals - but Sunderland Central constituency will remain unchanged. The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is carrying out a... Read more

This week in Parliament I attended an event to find out more about smart meters and how they can help people to reduce their energy bills.

 

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Julie supports the rollout of smart meters

This week in Parliament I attended an event to find out more about smart meters and how they can help people to reduce their energy bills.        ... Read more

FA chairman Greg Clarke has been criticised by MPs – including Julie Elliott of Sunderland Central - for describing institutional racism as “fluff” as he gave evidence on discrimination in football.

 

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Mr Clarke and three other FA chiefs appeared in front of a parliamentary committee in October after new evidence found ex-England women’s manager Mark Sampson made racial remarks to two players.

FA chairman condemned for institutional racism "fluff" remark

FA chairman Greg Clarke has been criticised by MPs – including Julie Elliott of Sunderland Central - for describing institutional racism as “fluff” as he gave evidence on discrimination in football.  ... Read more

This week in Parliament I met with students from the Monkwearmouth Academy who have been raising awareness of online safety in their school.

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Julie meets with student ambassadors for online safety

This week in Parliament I met with students from the Monkwearmouth Academy who have been raising awareness of online safety in their school.   Read more

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