Politics

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Sunderland MPs support EU In campaign

All three Sunderland MPs have shown their support for the EU In campaign. Julie Elliot, MP for Sunderland Central, Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South confirmed their stance on the EU referendum. Ms Elliot retweeted the ‘Stonger In’ campaign, with […]

Sunderland MP supports NSPCC’s It’s Time campaign calling on more funding for children services

Sunderland MP supports NSPCC’s It’s Time campaign calling on more funding for children services

The MP for Washington and Sunderland West has backed the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (NSPCC) It’s Time campaign. The national campaign is calling for increased funding for services supporting children who have suffered abuse and want more research into the scale of the problem, as well […]

Junior doctors’ strike: “Something has to give,” says Sunderland Conservative leader

Junior doctors’ strike: “Something has to give,” says Sunderland Conservative leader

Following scheduled walkouts across the county on Wednesday, and a protest outside Westminster on Thursday, the government continues to push for controversial changes to junior doctor’s contracts. Junior doctors say Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for a seven-day NHS will put the safety of patients at risk while the government […]