Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Westminster

The gender pay gap in the North East is now running at 28% - some 10 percentage points higher than the national average.

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These stark figures prompted me to ask what the Government is doing to address the variation – and especially the gender pay gap for women in their 30s and 40s.

More than a quarter of Wearside women are paid less than men

The gender pay gap in the North East is now running at 28% - some 10 percentage points higher than the national average. These stark figures prompted me to ask... Read more

I was delighted to host a gathering at the House of Commons this week to help spread the word on Sunderland's bid for City of Culture status in 2021.

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Sunderland has faced some tough social and economic challenges over the years, so winning the bid would be a massive boost to rebuilding the city’s confidence.

Spreading the word about City of Culture campaign

I was delighted to host a gathering at the House of Commons this week to help spread the word on Sunderland's bid for City of Culture status in 2021. Sunderland... Read more

New figures show that the Government’s plans to shake up school funding will mean painful cuts to Sunderland schools. 

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Julie slams Government cuts set to hit Sunderland schools hard

New figures show that the Government’s plans to shake up school funding will mean painful cuts to Sunderland schools.  Read more

This week I spoke in a Parliamentary debate to call for access to the drug Kadcyla that many women with breast cancer rely on.  

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Julie calls for access to revolutionary breast cancer drug

This week I spoke in a Parliamentary debate to call for access to the drug Kadcyla that many women with breast cancer rely on.     Read more

In a Parliamentary committee meeting this week I scrutinised legislation that will require companies to publish the difference between men’s and women’s salaries. 

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Julie backs tougher action to tackle the gender pay gap

In a Parliamentary committee meeting this week I scrutinised legislation that will require companies to publish the difference between men’s and women’s salaries.    Read more

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Julie welcomes Supreme Court ruling on Article 50

The Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament must be given a say on the introduction of Article 50.  Read more

Wearside MP Julie Elliott is lending her voice to a campaign highlighting the plight of people struggling on falling wages.

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The Sunderland Central MP has joined forces with fellow Labour MPs to record a National Living Rage single – aimed at drawing attention to the pay cuts many are suffering this Christmas. See the video here: http://bit.ly/2h0TczD

Julie makes record attempt to raise awareness of low pay wage cuts

Wearside MP Julie Elliott is lending her voice to a campaign highlighting the plight of people struggling on falling wages. The Sunderland Central MP has joined forces with fellow Labour... Read more

Investment for the “unreliable and outdated” Metro system in Sunderland is urgently needed, according to MP Julie Elliott.

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The Central Sunderland MP made the call for extra funding during a debate on Transport North East at Westminster Hall on November 23.

Investment needed for ailing Metro system

Investment for the “unreliable and outdated” Metro system in Sunderland is urgently needed, according to MP Julie Elliott. The Central Sunderland MP made the call for extra funding during a... Read more

Hard Brexit would be “a disaster” for Sunderland, believes MP Julie Elliott.

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The Sunderland Central MP this week joined Labour colleagues to sign a letter to fight against it – with the move reported in The Guardian. See here: http://bit.ly/2f3ixM9

 

Hard Brexit could cause disaster

Hard Brexit would be “a disaster” for Sunderland, believes MP Julie Elliott. The Sunderland Central MP this week joined Labour colleagues to sign a letter to fight against it –... Read more

The Tory Government’s decision not to hold a full public inquiry into Orgreave is “appalling”, Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott has stated.

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“It is shameful that the Government don’t understand the need to heal communities scarred by what happened at Orgreave more than 30 years ago. Justice is not time limited,” she added.

 

Julie appalled by lack of inquiry

The Tory Government’s decision not to hold a full public inquiry into Orgreave is “appalling”, Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott has stated. “It is shameful that the Government don’t understand... Read more

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