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Julie Elliott MP

Julie Elliott MP

MP for Sunderland and Member,
Northern Powerhouse APPG

  • Launching the Next Steps for the Northern Powerhouse in February 2019 to develop policies which will uniquely support local economic growth in the north
  • Supporting £100 billion investment in northern transport, such as Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR), given the restrictions on growth of an outdated transport system in the north
  • Securing a digital future for northern towns by delivering full fibre to the premises of every business and home by 2025, which could be worth $47.2 billion to the northern economy
  • Implementing and distributing a £250 million Housing Investment Fund to build communities around northern regions pinpointed for outstanding growth potential
  • Securing a range of devolution deals to enable local authorities in the north to gain greater control over regional growth strategies
  • Pushing for a rebalancing on research and development (R&D) spending so that universities in the North have access to an equivalent level as universities in the south