Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Community groups and charities in Easington eligible for funding from the Postcode Lottery

Local MP Grahame Morris is asking community groups and local charities across Easington to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Between August 1st – August 15th charities are being…
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April 25, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP pledges help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

Easington MP Grahame Morris is supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to help raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms, as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April. More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  However, it shouldn’t be.…
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April 12, 2018 0

MP Grahame Morris Unites for Parkinson’s

Easington MP Grahame Morris has pledged to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s on World Parkinson’s Day. Grahame Morris’ office has signed up to take part in the Parkinson’s in the Workplace training from Parkinson’s UK. The training aims to raise awareness of the challenges people with Parkinson’s face. The push for greater…
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April 11, 2018 0

How has your local police force changed since 2010?

In the past seven years England and Wales have lost over 45,000 police officers and staff – a 19% drop in the workforce. You can see the figures for your local police force using UNISON’s new interactive map here. Using data published by the Home Office, the map details the changes to local police workforces…
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April 10, 2018 0

UK Road and Rail Infrastructure Failing North East Business

Over a third of businesses don’t believe that the UK’s road and rail networks are meeting their needs, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce. The results, based on a survey, by the British Chamber of Commerce, of over 1,100 business across the UK, found that 39% of firms don’t believe that…
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April 6, 2018 0

Government undermines UK manufacturing in passport farce

I share the dismay of all those who have contacted me about the government’s decision to award the manufacture of the UK’s passport to French-Dutch firm Gemalto rather than British based De La Rue. The decision compromises security as well as risking jobs at places such as De La Rue’s Gateshead factory. To many, this…
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March 27, 2018 0

Why I Am Backing Greenpeace’s Campaign On Krill Fishing

A Greenpeace investigation has tracked the activities of the little-known krill fishing industry in the Antarctic over the last 5 years, to expose the risks of this fast-growing industry in one of the world’s most pristine regions. Krill trawling from boats from China, Norway and South Korea have all increased significantly in recent years. Greenpeace’s…
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March 20, 2018 0

Class sizes rising in Easington due to lack of funding

New research by the school cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in Easington as a result of the Government’s cuts to education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year to…
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March 9, 2018 0

Grahame Morris Supports Bill to Criminalise Upskirting

Grahame Morris, in advance of International Women’s Day on Thursday, has lent their support to a bill that aims to make “upskirting” a criminal offence. Upskirting is the practice of taking photos of a woman from beneath her skirt, without her knowledge. This bill, introduced by Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, would make it a criminal offence…
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March 7, 2018 0

It Is Time To Ban Shock Collars

Grahame Morris MP for Easington has joined forces with the Kennel Club, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the Scottish Kennel Club in Parliament today for an event calling for a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars. The event gave…
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March 6, 2018 0