Month: February 2017

Member of Parliament for Easington

Stop attacks on NHS staff

Ahead of today’s Westminster Hall Debate relating to attacks on medical staff I would like to issue my support and solidarity to everyone working for the NHS. They are the everyday heroes in our communities; from the doctor performing pioneering surgery, to the auxiliary bringing an old lady a cup of coffee, we cannot take…
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February 27, 2017 0

The success of the NHS Breast Screening Programme

Yesterday NHS Digital released the impressive statistics for the NHS Breast Screening Programme, England 2015-16. Under the NHS Breast Screening Programme, all eligible women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening every three years, with the aim of detecting breast cancer at an early stage and increase the chances of successful treatment.…
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February 24, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP pledges to help end the ‘cold homes crisis’ in Easington

I am proud to be supporting charity National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day by pledging to do more to tackle cold homes. In Easington alone 4217 households are believed to be in fuel poverty. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is a national campaign to highlight the problem of fuel poverty, which currently sees over four…
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February 17, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP calls for urgent action to tackle Lyme Disease as concerns mount

Grahame Morris has today called for urgent action to tackle Lyme Disease. Lyme disease, or Lyme Borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. However, concerns have been raised that the true number of people suffering from Lyme Disease is not known, and that there needs to be greater awareness of the…
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February 13, 2017 0

Heart Unions week

From the 8th to 14th of February, the TUC are running a special week of action throughout England and Wales. It will showcase the amazing work unions do, and tell the stories of ordinary members and reps. It’s all about getting members involved, telling positive union stories to the wider public, and recruiting new members…
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February 10, 2017 0

Easington MP backs breathing space for families in problem debt

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis. Debt often strikes when people experience sudden changes in circumstances such as job loss…
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February 6, 2017 0

Parliament is coming to East Durham

The Parliamentary Education Service will be visiting six schools in East Durham during March as part of the Regional Education Outreach Programme. Although some of these visits have been suspended due to recent events, they should be re-arranged for the next few weeks. Children at Ribbon Academy, Cotsford Junior School, Westlea Primary, Shotton Hall Primary,…
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February 3, 2017 0