Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Westminster

There were two votes in the House of Commons last night.  For the first, I voted in favour of the reasoned amendment (see below) put down by the Labour front bench which declined to give a second reading to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.  Had we won this vote, the Bill would have gone no further and David Cameron’s assault on some of our most vulnerable people would have been stopped.  

Statement regarding Welfare Reform and Work Bill

There were two votes in the House of Commons last night.  For the first, I voted in favour of the reasoned amendment (see below) put down by the Labour front... Read more

This week it was announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission would not investigate the “Battle of Orgreave”.  Serious allegations remain outstanding against South Yorkshire Police from the clash with picketing miners in 1984.  I have added my signature to a letter calling for the Home Office to launch a full public enquiry.  Justice is not time-limited. 

Orgreave needs a full public inquiry

This week it was announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission would not investigate the “Battle of Orgreave”.  Serious allegations remain outstanding against South Yorkshire Police from the clash with... Read more

This week, I have received dozens of emails regarding the Hunting Act (2004), specifically in relation to the Conservative Party manifesto pledge to hold a free vote on the ban on fox hunting during this parliament.

The Hunting Act (2004) should not be repealed

This week, I have received dozens of emails regarding the Hunting Act (2004), specifically in relation to the Conservative Party manifesto pledge to hold a free vote on the ban... Read more

In her role as a Shadow Energy Minister, Julie questioned the Government on its attacks on onshore wind developments.

Julie responds to Government attacks on onshore wind developments

In her role as a Shadow Energy Minister, Julie questioned the Government on its attacks on onshore wind developments. Read more

Julie voted in Parliament on today to introduce pay transparency across large companies. The measure, put forward by Labour will require companies which employ over 250 staff to publish their own gender pay gap in their annual report.

Women deserve Equal Pay

Julie voted in Parliament on today to introduce pay transparency across large companies. The measure, put forward by Labour will require companies which employ over 250 staff to publish their own... Read more

Julie questioned the Transport Secretary on the East Coast Mainline. 

Question to the the Transport Secretary regarding the East Coast Mainline

Julie questioned the Transport Secretary on the East Coast Mainline.  Read more

Julie spoke at a debate on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report

Julie spoke at a debate on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report.  Read more

Julie spoke at a debate on Communicating Climate Science. Julie criticised the Government for its mixed messages on climate science, which damages confidence in the low carbon economy, costing jobs and threatening our energy security.

Communicating Climate Science Debate

Julie spoke at a debate on Communicating Climate Science. Julie criticised the Government for its mixed messages on climate science, which damages confidence in the low carbon economy, costing jobs... Read more

A key indicator of a healthy, functioning democracy is the ease of the system that allows as many people as possible to vote. In its current form, the implementation of the Individual Electoral Register appears to make it harder for people to vote.

Individual Voter Registration requires people to register to be on the electoral register on an individual basis. This puts at risk the right to vote for three large and important groups: students and young people, private renters, and those in full time work with grown up children.

Article for Politics Home - Individual Voter Registration threatens democracy

A key indicator of a healthy, functioning democracy is the ease of the system that allows as many people as possible to vote. In its current form, the implementation of... Read more

Julie spoke of the importance of a diverse energy mix for the UK if we are to meet our ambitious carbon emissions targets. Julie criticised the Government for their attacks on solar pv and onshore wind, two of the cheapest forms of renewable energy. In contrast, Labour has committed to setting a 2030 power sector decarbonisation target and establishing an Energy security Board to give investors the confidence they need.

Julie speaks at Power 2020 event on the UK’s 2030 energy mix

Julie spoke of the importance of a diverse energy mix for the UK if we are to meet our ambitious carbon emissions targets. Julie criticised the Government for their attacks... Read more

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