Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

Westminster

It was standing room only during the WASPI debate at Westminster Hall today – and it is time for the Government to listen and act on this injustice.

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Thousands of women born in the 1950s, including 3,000 in Sunderland Central constituency, have been unfairly affected by Tory changes to pensions – leaving them heading for financial hardship.

Time for Government to act on WASPI injustice

It was standing room only during the WASPI debate at Westminster Hall today – and it is time for the Government to listen and act on this injustice. Thousands of women born... Read more

I was honoured to host the annual Premiership Rugby awards in Parliament this week – which recognise the hard work of players, coaches and volunteers both on, and off, the pitch.

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Sport has an amazing power to bring communities together. It can be harnessed as a tool for good not just on the pitch, but also in education, health, employment and other areas.

Premiership Rugby Awards recognise unsung heroes

I was honoured to host the annual Premiership Rugby awards in Parliament this week – which recognise the hard work of players, coaches and volunteers both on, and off, the... Read more

The centre has received £51,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its new Syedpur to Sunderland project. 

 

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Sunderland’s Bangladeshi Centre secures new investment

The centre has received £51,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its new Syedpur to Sunderland project.        Read more

Sport doesn’t just benefit the body; it can also help build a brighter future – as the Dallaglio RugyWorks project is proving so successfully nationwide.

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The Dallagio Foundation works with disengaged young people in Pupil Referral Units, to give them the practical support, experience and ability needed to invest in their own future.

 

Using rugby to tackle education issues

Sport doesn’t just benefit the body; it can also help build a brighter future – as the Dallaglio RugyWorks project is proving so successfully nationwide. The Dallagio Foundation works with... Read more

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott is calling for the government to implement fair transitional arrangements for WASPI women affected by the State Pension Age changes.

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“I was delighted to show my support for a mass lobby of Parliament this week, organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign and supported by UNISON,” she said.

Standing up for the pension rights of WASPI women

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott is calling for the government to implement fair transitional arrangements for WASPI women affected by the State Pension Age changes.   “I was delighted to... Read more

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott is supporting a new scheme to help families recover from problem debt. 

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Julie backs Children’s Society campaign to help families in debt

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott is supporting a new scheme to help families recover from problem debt.      Read more

Today I called on the Government to remove continued assessments for people with lifelong conditions that won't improve.

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I know that many disabled people rely on things like adapted vehicles, so it's vital that these are not taken away following flawed assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Wearsiders with life-long conditions need Government help

Today I called on the Government to remove continued assessments for people with lifelong conditions that won't improve. I know that many disabled people rely on things like adapted vehicles,... Read more

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

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