Julie Elliott was re-elected as Labour MP for Sunderland Central on May 7th 2015 with 20959 votes, taking 50.2% of the vote.
Julie was born in Whitburn, Sunderland in 1963 and has lived all her life in and around the city, now living in Fulwell.
Julie grew up with her parents and older brother and sister in Whitburn.
She attended Whitburn Infant School, Whitburn Junior School and Seaham Northlea Comprehensive before becoming a mum to her four children.
Whilst bringing up her children she gained a degree in Government and Public Policy at Newcastle Polytechnic and she went onto become regional organiser for the Labour Party, being the Agent in Tynemouth in 1997.
Julie joined the National Asthma Campaign in 1998 as a regional organiser.
In 1999 Julie was given the opportunity to become a regional organiser for the GMB Trade Union where she is still employed and currently has responsibility for Political, Policy, Media and Research.
Her work with the union has included representing members in employment tribunals, pay negotiations and among external agencies including politicians.
As a member of the Labour Party since 1984 Julie has held office at branch, constituency and regional level. She is Vice Chair of the Labour North Board and secretary/treasurer of the Northern Trade Union Liaison Organisation.
Julie has also sat as governor for Whitburn Comprehensive from 1991 to 2004 and was Chair for several years. She has also been a governor at several primary schools in Sunderland and South Tyneside. She is a graduate of Common Purpose in Sunderland.
Politically Julie's interests are Employment and Skills, Regeneration, Health Inequalities and Education.
She holds the position of PPS (Parliamentary Private Secretary) to Caroline Flint MP and also sits on the European Scrutiny Select Committee, BIS Seleect Committe and is Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Primary Care and Public Health.
10 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, SR1 1EA
Date of Birth
Julie Elliott MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA