Wearside MPs back EU 'In' campaign

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott

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Two Wearside MPs are backing the campaign to keep Britain in Europe.

The country will vote on whether to accept David Cameron's renegotiated deal with the EU or to quit altogether on June 23.

Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson

Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson

But Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott and her Houghton and Sunderland South colleague Bridget Phillipson have already made their feelings clear on social media.

The pair took to Twitter to show their support for the 'In' campaign.

Bridget Phillipson Tweeted: "We're stronger when we work together as part of EU. Our membership crucial to businesses across NE, creating jobs & prosperity #StrongerIn"

And Julie Elliott reTweeted a message from the Labour Party and another from the the 'Stronger In' campaign. which read: "The EU referendum will be on 23 June: the only choice for a stronger + safer Britain is to vote ‘Remain’ #StrongerIN."