Julie Elliott MP

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Yesterday, Julie joined thousands of others to support Sunderland's largest and best known celebration of equality and diversity.

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The event, which is getting bigger each year, started with a parade from the through the city centre followed by several hours of live music and entertainment.  The event was enjoyed by all in attendance and Julie stressed how much she supported the goals of Sunderland Pride:

"I wholeheartedly support equality of opportunity and believe that discrimination of any kind should be challenged head on.

"Sunderland Pride is a great way of engaging people on these issues whilst also celebrating all things great about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life."

Supporting Sunderland Pride

Yesterday, Julie joined thousands of others to support Sunderland's largest and best known celebration of equality and diversity.  

Today Julie addressed a busy Market Square in the heart of Sunderland city centre as part of the Fire Brigades Union's national 'Ring of Fire' tour.

The tour aims to highlight the devastating impact the Government's austerity agenda is having on the fire and rescue service.

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In our region, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service needs to cut almost £14 million from their budget between 2010 and 2017 and Julie argues these cuts will only have a negative impact on public safety, with Sunderland Central Fire Station set to close in 2017.  

Julie said:

"It is my opinion that Sunderland, one of largest cities between Leeds and Edinburgh, should have a city centre fire station.  We have high rise buildings, a student population with many houses of multiple occupation and an industrial port.  The suggestion that we do not need a Fire Station in the city centre is, therefore, crazy.

"Let us not forget that the blame for these damaging proposals lies solely with the Tory-led government.  If they were not pursuing an ideologically led attack on our public services, we would not be in this position and levels of public safety would not be under threat." 


If you would like to help Julie fight to save Sunderland's city centre fire station, please click here.

Julie speaks at Fire Brigades Union rally in Sunderland

Today Julie addressed a busy Market Square in the heart of Sunderland city centre as part of the Fire Brigades Union's national 'Ring of Fire' tour. The tour aims to...

This afternoon, Julie was proud to officially open Roker Post Office on Benedict Road after Mr Bhadar Singh, the new postmaster, has refurbished  and extended the well established store.

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Julie commented:

"It is always nice to see investment in local amenities and I am delighted to be able help Mr Singh cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of his store today."

Julie cuts the ribbon at Roker Post Office

This afternoon, Julie was proud to officially open Roker Post Office on Benedict Road after Mr Bhadar Singh, the new postmaster, has refurbished  and extended the well established store.


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