Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP urges East Durham communities to apply for National Lottery funding to explore the heritage of the First World War

Grahame Morris MP is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects to learn more about the First World War. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF’s First World War: then and now programme is making small, community grants available until 2019. It provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling…
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November 16, 2017 0

Grahame Morris celebrates local Charity Trustees’ Week 2017

During Trustees’ Week 2017, Grahame Morris MP for Easington, is thanking charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities and serving the community. Trustees’ Week runs from 13-17 November 2017. There are 4877 charities operating in the North-East, offering a number of essential services both locally and nationally. Trustees, most of whom are volunteers,…
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November 14, 2017 0

Charities and industry warn loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will kill this winter

Two charities are today warning that a loss of funding for repairs and replacements of gas heating appliances will badly damage thousands of people’s health, well-being and kill this winter. They claim there is now virtually no support provided nationally from current schemes, despite one in ten households not being able to afford to service,…
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November 9, 2017 0

Transport in the North

  I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) on securing this debate, which is really important and timely, and thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. The A19 is one of the principal economic drivers—no pun intended—in my constituency. It is vital for the export-focused manufacturing businesses…
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November 7, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP on Purple Alert to change the future for people affected by pancreatic cancer in Easington

Grahame Morris MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in Easington. At a Pancreatic Cancer UK drop-in event at Westminster, Grahame Morris MP heard that 93 per cent of people diagnosed will not survive five years…
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November 7, 2017 0

Opposition day: Armed Forces Pay

My speech on Armed Forces Pay: 1/11/17


November 1, 2017 0

New Universal Credit Support Hub Launched at East Durham College

East Durham College, based in Peterlee, has launched a new scheme to help students and those from the surrounding area to understand the changes that the government’s new Universal Credit scheme will bring. The Universal Credit Hub aims to ease the worries of people who rely on benefits and to help them understand how the…
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October 30, 2017 0

East Durham Trust: The People’s Takeaway

  On Thursday I raised The East Durham Trust’s initiative, ‘The People’s takeaway’ to the leader of the house who commended there work. She refused however to state what the Government will do to help the EDT and my constituents. I will not stop raising this issue as I believe it is important to look out…
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October 23, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP leads hunt for charity champion

As #givingtuesday – the world’s biggest day for charitable giving – draws closer, local MP Grahame Morris is calling on people in Easington to help choose the UK’s ultimate charity campion. The campaign is searching for someone who has shown an extraordinary commitment to charity and who has the potential to be the UK’s face of the global #givingtuesday…
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October 17, 2017 0

LOCAL MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER POST-TRANSPLANT CARE

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has backed a campaign by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, calling for better care for people recovering from a stem cell transplant. Despite stem cell transplant patients often being known as “patients for life” due to the long-term side-effects of the treatment, many patients are not receiving adequate support for…
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October 16, 2017 0