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Member of Parliament for Easington

National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign

Across the UK this winter millions of people will be facing the reality that heating their home could mean sacrificing other necessities such as food. In my constituency of Easington, 13% of households are in fuel poverty – compared to a national average of 11%. We are facing a crisis of stagnant incomes, rising inflation,…
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December 6, 2017 0

NEA Launch new report into Carbon Monoxide poisoning and fuel poverty

I was pleased to chair a meeting of the APPG on Fuel Poverty launching a report from the NEA. Their research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17…
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December 4, 2017 0

Local MP shines a light on radiotherapy, the unsung hero of cancer treatment

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington met with NHS providers and patients at a briefing held in Parliament to learn about radiotherapy and the benefits it can bring to cancer patients. Radiotherapy is a cost-effective and cutting-edge treatment that forms a core part of the health care regime for many cancer patients. Last year, more than…
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November 22, 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

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