Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Grahame Morris says #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day Grahame Morris MP for Easington is saying #HelloYellow to show young people they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health. YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, is encouraging communities, schools and offices across the country to wear something yellow this World Mental Health…
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October 10, 2017 0

Meeting with the Charities Aid Foundation at conference

Grahame Morris, Member of Parliament for Easington attended the Charities Aid Foundation’s ‘soft power station’ at the Labour Party Conference recently to discuss the role that the UK’s soft power can have in amplifying global civil society.  CAF recently published a report which explores the potential impact that the UK Government could generate by investing…
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October 4, 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

Grahame Morris MP calls on Chancellor to Keep Pubs Afloat

Easington MP Grahame Morris has joined with representatives of the UK’s beer drinkers, pub goers, brewers and publicans to urge the Chancellor to keep pubs afloat in the Autumn Budget. Morris was one of over 50 MPs to add their voice to the campaign, calling on the Chancellor to give serious consideration to introducing an…
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September 14, 2017 0

Grahame poses in pink at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research

Grahame Morris MP for Easington, has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Grahame is encouraging his constituents…
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September 13, 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