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Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Scrap car parking charges at Peterlee Community Hospital

On Tuesday in Health Questions I raised the outrageous car parking charges at Peterlee hospital and asked the Secretary of State for health if he would consider abolishing them. They area tax on illness and Labour has promised to scrap hospital car park charges to relieve families of a horrible burden. Labour would spend £190…
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October 11, 2017 0

Stop plastics polluting prawns!

Microplastics are tiny plastic fragments. They’ve been shown to release toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses when consumed by fish andmammals. Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated that shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their seafood each year. In addition eighty-three per cent of tap water samples taken from…
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October 4, 2017 0

Those convicted for animal abuse crimes will soon be facing a sentence for up to five years!

The announcement was made by Environment Secretary Michael Gove at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, and is a landmark achievement for the League Against Cruel Sports. Right now, the sentencing for animal cruelty in England and Wales is a mere six months, hardly a deterrent for the hardened criminals that inflict pain and torture on…
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October 4, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP meets RSPCA inspectors in Parliament

Grahame Morris MP has started the new Parliamentary term highlighting the importance of animal welfare by meeting with the RSPCA and their inspectors at the House of Commons. Since being founded in 1824, the RSPCA has established itself as the leading organisation on animal welfare in England and Wales and its influence has spread world-wide. Their…
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September 18, 2017 0

My vote on the EU (Withdrawal) Great Repeal Bill

I am writing to justify my vote on Monday 11th September 2017 and to explain my position and thoughts on the Great EU Repeal Bill. It is a matter of record that I personally voted to Remain in the European Union, but I have always respected the decision of the British people and, of course,…
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September 12, 2017 0

Fair funding for East Durham College

I would like to congratulate my honourable friend the Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin) for securing this important debate, and it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship Mr Hanson I would also like to complement Suzanne Duncan, and all the staff at East Durham College, for their hard work and dedication to the…
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September 8, 2017 0

Easington MP Grahame Morris calls for action to tackle tax dodgers

Easington MP Grahame Morris calls for action to tackle tax dodgers – tough on tax dodgers, tough on the havens of tax dodgers! After years of Tory inaction and failure to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, Government proposals purporting to close tax loopholes in the upcoming Finance Bill do not go far enough – having…
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September 5, 2017 0

Hope for Horden

Politics is about choices. For Horden, we have witnessed a succession of bad choices. The failure by Accent to invest in their housing stock allowed their properties in the numbered streets to fall into a state of disrepair. The decision by the Homes and Communities Agency to ignore the wishes of the community and allow…
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September 4, 2017 0

Reducing anti-social behaviour in the car park at Asda Peterlee

The number of incidents of ‘boy racers’ causing anti-social behaviour at ASDA in Peterlee has reduced significantly, thanks to an initiative between ASDA and Durham Constabulary. A barrier was erected at the entrance to the car park, and is routinely used every night, to stop people from driving into the car park and driving dangerously.…
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August 23, 2017 0