Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Local MP Calls on Cameron and Osborne to Stop the New Year Fuel Rise

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on the Chancellor to cancel the government’s New Year 3p per litre petrol tax rise that will hit local people hard when it comes into force on 1st January 2013. Mr Morris has slammed the Conservative-led Government for being out of touch with local people and the rising cost…
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November 30, 2012 0

Care of The Frail Elderly: Tackling The Funding Crisis in Social Care

The funding of health and social care services has been intensely debated in this Parliament. Set against a background of increasing demands on the NHS from a growing elderly population, pressure on funding due to a costly reorganisation and the requirement from Government to make annual four percent efficiency savings over the next four years,…
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November 29, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP – “Work Programme is a miserable failure”

Figures released today show that in Easington the Work Programme is comprehensively failing to get local people back to work. National figures show the Tory-led Government’s Work Programme has got only 2.3 per cent, or two in every hundred, applicants into jobs. Easington MP Grahame Morris said, “Today’s figures reveal the Work Programme is comprehensively…
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November 28, 2012 0

MP Slams Cuts to Compensation for Injured Victims

Local Labour MP Grahame Morris slammed Government cuts which mean that from 27 November, 90% of people who are attacked and seriously injured will see their compensation payment severely reduced or axed. For 50 years the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme has supported injured victims with relatively small payments which help them to make up for…
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November 28, 2012 0

Frontline Cuts Threaten Future Flood Response

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris warned that government cuts to frontline 999 services will hit the North East’s ability to weather more flooding. After severe weather caused more havoc across the region he paid tribute to the emergency services, especially the fire and rescue services in the north-east, particularly in Durham and Teesside, who have been…
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November 27, 2012 0

MP URGES PEOPLE TO CALL HOME HEAT HELPLINE

5300 households in East Durham entitled to help with their fuel bills New research reveals that around 5300 households in East Durham are entitled to help with their energy costs and local MP Grahame Morris is encouraging people to call a free helpline to find out about the assistance available. Nationally, more than one in…
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November 27, 2012 0

Local MP Grahame Morris champions energy efficiency awareness in the home

Easington MP Grahame Morris today promised to support the national “Hole in the Roof” campaign by pledging to make an energy efficiency change in their home. “Hole in the Roof” is an innovative campaign designed to raise the awareness of energy efficiency and encourages people to take action by giving them practical advice on the…
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November 21, 2012 0

Five Hundred More Jobless in East Durham – Call Time On Failed Jobs Plan

Easington MP Grahame Morris has hit out after the latest unemployment figures show the Coalition Government is failing to rebalance the economy and deliver growth to areas hardest hit by recession. The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Easington continues to rise. The claimant count currently stands at 3,444, up 18% over the previous…
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November 20, 2012 0

Local MP backs GO 20 campaign for safer walking and cycling in Road Safety Week

Grahame Morris MP is backing a national campaign launched today (19 Nov) appealing to drivers and authorities to GO 20, to bring about a 2012 legacy of safe walking and cycling for everyone. Brake, the road safety charity, alongside a GO 20 coalition, is appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools…
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November 19, 2012 0

Health Ministers Disconnected from the Practicalities of Commissioning Effective Cancer Treatment

North East health campaigner EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris highlighted the government’s failure to invest in life-saving innovative radiotherapy during a Ministerial statement on the ‘Mandate’ that the Health Secretary sets for the NHS Commissioning Board. He pressed new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his lack of urgency in providing new radiography equipment to meet the…
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November 16, 2012 0