Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP gets a visit from Guide Dogs’ Santa Paws this Christmas

Grahame Morris MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs yesterday (13 December) to receive a Christmas gift, thanking him for his support this year. The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to MPs that have supported the charity in 2017. The gift,…
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December 18, 2017 0

MP calls for an end to the energy postcode lottery which sees household paying up to £139 more for their energy bills based on where they live

Energy network companies that cause this unfairness made £7.5 billion in profits last year, with margins of up to 39%   Today Grahame Morris MP has called for an end the energy postcode lottery and cut energy network costs for people in the Easington constituency.   New research published by consumer collective The Big Deal found some households paying…
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December 6, 2017 0

MPs join Mars UK to celebrate the season of sustainability

Festive event asks politicians to make a personal pledge for 2018 Grahame Morris MP pledged to use public transport more often in 2018 at a Mars UK event showcasing the role of sustainable business and the urgent need for businesses to help tackle key threats to the planet. Mr Morris joined guests representing various sustainability…
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December 5, 2017 0

It is time to count the hungry: Grahame Morris MP joins call for a measure of food security in the UK

Today Grahame Morris joined with members of the End Hunger UK campaign to call for the government to measure the number of people who cannot afford to eat, or who worry about where their next meal is coming from. Grahame is supporting a 10 Minute Rule Bill being proposed by Emma Lewell-Buck MP which calls for a measurement…
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November 28, 2017 0

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

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

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

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