Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

300 More Manufacturing Job Losses in East Durham

Following today’s announcement that 300 workers are to be made redundant at Caterpillar’s Peterlee truck plant local MP Grahame Morris said: “This is a bitter blow for the 300 people losing their jobs in Peterlee all of whom will have financial commitments and families to support. Caterpillar is one of our most important employers in…
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September 20, 2012 0

MP STEPS UP CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has stepped up his campaign to install life-saving defibrillators in every school. He tabled a cross-party Commons motion demanding their installation after a number of avoidable cardiac arrest deaths in people with undiagnosed heart conditions. “Such tragedies often come about in schools when youngsters engage in energetic sports activities,” the Health…
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September 20, 2012 0

STOP THE CULL

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has demanded a Government rethink on plans to shoot thousands of badgers. An appeal by the charity Badger Trust against the planned cull – due to start in two pilot areas in West Somerset and Gloucestershire during the next few weeks and then extended across the country over the next four years…
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September 19, 2012 0

Austerity Isn’t Working

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called for the end of austerity as the latest unemployment figures show a further increase in the number of Job Seekers in the Easington constituency. The number of unemployed claimants in Easington constituency in August 2012 was 3,307 representing   9.9% of the economically active population. The number of claimants is…
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September 13, 2012 0

MP backs free heating help for the poorest households

Easington MP Grahame Morris is backing an awareness push from Consumer Focus, Citizens Advice, Age UK and National Children’s Bureau on free heating help available for the poorest households from Warm Front. Mr Morris is urging people in East Durham worried about their energy bills to find out if they are eligible for free heating…
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September 12, 2012 0

Easington MP gives backing to the Think HEART campaign

Easington MP Grahame Morris met Alex Smith a parent whose child’s heart condition went undiagnosed for over two years and has now backed a new campaign which seeks to increase early diagnosis of children’s heart conditions. Congenital Heart Disease is the most common birth defect, affecting over 5000 children in the UK each year. Despite…
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September 10, 2012 0

Labour MP calls for a Real Alternative as UK plunges further into the red.

Labour MP Grahame Morris has called on the Government to end austerity following shock figures showing increased borrowing for July. Government borrowing was £600m in July, despite forecasts predicting a surplus of £2.5bn. Government debt now stands above £1 trillion, compared to £940bn last year, which represents 65.7% of the UK’s GDP, up from 61.8%…
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August 23, 2012 0

More than 75,000 people sign the Royal College of Midwives’ epetition for 5,000 More Midwives

More than 75,000 people have signed the Royal College of Midwives’ epetition for 5,000 more midwives and have called on the Government to take action to recruit more midwives. The petition closed today (Aug 22nd) at 11:53 a.m. and although it did not receive the 100,000 signatures needed to secure a parliamentary debate, it did…
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August 22, 2012 0

Local MP demands an urgent review of school travel guidelines

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on Education Ministers to carry out an urgent review of the current Home to School Transport guidelines in order to protect children. With the new school term approaching many parents in County Durham are being informed their children will no longer be eligible for free school transport as a…
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August 22, 2012 0

MPs criticise drinks industry role in government health policy

The cross-party Health Select Committee has urged the government to rethink its alcohol strategy.  In particular the committee questioned the role of the drinks industry in determining health policy. In its Report, Government’s Alcohol Strategy, MPs recommended a possible tightening of alcohol advertising rules and a ban on drinks companies sponsoring sporting events. There are…
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July 19, 2012 0