Labour members in Sunderland Central have today selected Julie Elliott to be the Labour Candidate at the next General Election.
The vacancy occurred after the decision by Chris Mullin MP to retire from Parliament at the next General Election.
Julie Elliott, aged 45, is currently a Political Officer with the GMB Union.
Mum of four grown-up children, she is a local Sunderland Labour Party activist and Chair of Sunderland Central Labour Party.
Julie Elliott, said:
“It’s an honour to have been selected by the Labour Party to be their candidate for Sunderland Central. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve the city I love and can’t wait to start campaigning for a Labour victory at the next General Election, whenever that may be.”
“Chris Mullin will be a hard act to follow. He is a national figure who fought hard to expose injustice. Locally he dedicated himself to Sunderland, fighting to improve the lives of people here. I would like to thank him for his hard work over many years.”
“Over the last 11 years of a Labour government real progress has been made but I know there’s still a lot to do if we are to improve opportunities for people in Sunderland. Over the next few months, I want to meet as many people in Sunderland Central as possible to hear their concerns and talk to them about how I can help.”
Dave Allan, Vice Chair of Sunderland Central Constituency Labour Party said:
“Members faced a hard choice between some excellent candidates on the short-list. I’m delighted that we’ve selected Julie. She will be a good MP for the City and will take the fight to the Tories, exposing their plans to give up on cities like Sunderland and proving that Labour is the best party to represent the people of Sunderland Central constituency.”Other news from Labour North