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Julie, along with a number of volunteers including the local government candidate for Fulwell, Ken Richardson, spoke to residents in Fulwell this afternoon during a door-knocking session. Most weeks of the year, Labour Party volunteers and local Councillor Margaret Beck knock on doors across the ward to talk to people about their concerns.

 

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Local candidate for Fulwell Ward, Ken Richardson (C), Julie and fellow Labour volunteers during a sucessful door-knocking session in Fulwell.

 

Julie said,

"Whenever possible, I take time to speak with my constituents as I would not be able to carry out my role of representing them in Westminster if I was not aware of their concerns. Door-knocking sessions in particular mean that I can help constituents by listening to their concerns and subsequently doing all that I can as their MP to resolve any problems they may have."

 

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Labour Doorstep in Fulwell

Julie, along with a number of volunteers including the local government candidate for Fulwell, Ken Richardson, spoke to residents in Fulwell this afternoon during a door-knocking session. Most weeks of...

The annual Tiffin Cup competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country is now in its 10th year. Run by Keith Vaz MP, the competition celebrates the best of South Asian cuisine. Ten regional short-listed finalists will be invited to cook at the House of Commons to find the overall winner.

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Julie Elliott MP is inviting constituents to nominate their favourite restaurant:

“In Sunderland, we are lucky to have a diverse range of restaurants serving food from all over the globe.  This competition is about celebrating the very best of South Asian cuisine.  

“We have numerous restaurants worthy of the nomination, but sadly, only one can be put forward to the Tiffin Cup – please let me know where you go to enjoy your favourite curry.”

To vote, please email your nomination to julie.elliott.mp@parliament.uk and include your full name, address and postcode as well as the full name and address of the nominated restaurant.  Alternatively, you can call 0191 565 5327.

Only one nomination will be accepted per constituent and the closing date for nominations is midnight on 14 April 2016.

Julie Elliott MP will announce the name of the restaurant with the most votes which will be put forward to the Tiffin Cup on Friday 15 April 2016.

In search of Sunderland's finest curry

The annual Tiffin Cup competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country is now in its 10th year. Run by Keith Vaz MP, the competition celebrates the...

On the evening of Saturday 1 April 1916 Sunderland was attacked by a German Zeppelin.

The Zeppelin’s original target was Tyneside but owing to the weather conditions and other factors the commander decided to bomb less-fortified Sunderland instead. Dozens were killed as a result of the attack with many more suffering injury. The roof of Monkwearmouth Railway Station was damaged as well as other local buildings.

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The commander of the Zeppelin noted in his report:

“I decided not to cross the batteries on account of not being very high in relation to the firing, and also because of slow progress against the wind and the absolutely clear atmosphere up above. I fixed, therefore, on the town of Sunderland, with its extensive docks and the blast furnaces north-west of the town. Keeping on the weather side, the airships dropped explosive bombs on some works where one blast-furnace was blown up with a terrible detonation, sending out flames and smoke.

“The factories and dock buildings of Sunderland, now brightly illuminated, were then bombed with good results. The effect was grand; blocks of houses and rows of streets collapsed entirely; large fires broke out in places and a dense black cloud, from which bright sparks flew high, was caused by one bomb. A second explosive bomb was at once dropped at the same spot; judging from the situation, it may have been a railway station.”

Julie added:

"It was a pleasure to join Cllr Barry Curran, Mayor of Sunderland, to commemorate the centenary of this attack and the lives lost on that terrible night one hundred years ago. A ceremony took place this morning at the First World War commemorative clock that stands at the Wheatsheaf Junction.

"Lest we forget."

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The centenary of a German Zeppelin attack on Sunderland

On the evening of Saturday 1 April 1916 Sunderland was attacked by a German Zeppelin. The Zeppelin’s original target was Tyneside but owing to the weather conditions and other factors...


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