Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Westminster

This week in Parliament I attended an FA event to promote girls' participation in football.

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It is Girls' Football Week this week - an event aimed at getting as many girls as possible playing the game. 

Giving girls' football a kick start

This week in Parliament I attended an FA event to promote girls' participation in football. It is Girls' Football Week this week - an event aimed at getting as many... Read more

I was delighted to witness the unveiling of the statue of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square this week.

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Figures reveal that 90% of statues in London are of men, so it’s only right that we do more to honour the contribution of women to our democracy.

Unveiling statue to a unique campaigner

I was delighted to witness the unveiling of the statue of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square this week.   Figures reveal that 90% of statues in London are... Read more

This week former Facebook employee Sandy Parakilas - who has claimed covert harvesting was routine at the social network - told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that the firm did not do enough to prevent, identify - or act upon - data breaches.

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Facebook "did not do enough" to prevent data breaches

This week former Facebook employee Sandy Parakilas - who has claimed covert harvesting was routine at the social network - told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that the... Read more

The BBC has this week been shown as a bullying employer, whether by design or a result of strange management practices.

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The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee was told on Tuesday that many presenters had been put through "hell" after being "axed as staff and forced to set themselves up as Personal Service Companies".

"Bullying BBC" put presenters through "hell"

The BBC has this week been shown as a bullying employer, whether by design or a result of strange management practices. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee was told... Read more

The House of Commons has been told a lot of half-truths and mistruths about the use of private data on the internet.

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MPs air concerns over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data

The House of Commons has been told a lot of half-truths and mistruths about the use of private data on the internet. Read more

Today in Parliament I attended an event to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Every day 11 women die from ovarian cancer. Early diagnosis saves lives so it's crucial that we raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Your health matters - watch out for danger signs

Today in Parliament I attended an event to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Every day 11 women die from ovarian cancer. Early diagnosis saves lives so it's crucial that we... Read more

This week I met the team from Life Skills Education Charity - who are doing great work in raising awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol misuse among young people.

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The charity believes “every child deserves the right to know how to deal with the risks, know the consequences and be able to make informed decisions surrounding risky behaviours”.

Helping to raise awareness of drug and alcohol misuse

This week I met the team from Life Skills Education Charity - who are doing great work in raising awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol misuse among young... Read more

Today in Parliament I was proud to support a Brain Tumour Research event.

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"Wear A Hat" to support vital cause

Today in Parliament I was proud to support a Brain Tumour Research event. Read more

I was delighted to join actress Fay Ripley and several Marie Curie nurses at a Parliamentary event to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal - Marie Curie's biggest annual fundraising campaign.

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Support for "invaluable" charity work

I was delighted to join actress Fay Ripley and several Marie Curie nurses at a Parliamentary event to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal - Marie Curie's biggest... Read more

This week in Parliament I questioned the BBC's Director-General Tony Hall on his failure to address the issue of equal pay for work of equal value at the corporation during his five years in office.

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His appearance before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Wednesday followed the resignation of Carrie Gracie as the BBC's China Editor, who left her job after it was revealed she earned far less than men in similar roles.

Time to tackle "illegal" pay structure at BBC

This week in Parliament I questioned the BBC's Director-General Tony Hall on his failure to address the issue of equal pay for work of equal value at the corporation during... Read more

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