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Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Teenagers Engaged in Social Action Projects in East Durham

This week I visited Peterlee to meet a group of 60 inspiring teenagers who are currently taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS). The group are taking part in the programme with East Durham College and I dropped in to hear their ideas for a series of community projects that they’ve planned, that aim…
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August 10, 2017 0

Government urged to act over accidents on the A19

Easington MP Grahame Morris said “Anyone who uses the A19 regularly as part of their daily commute will know there are frequent delays due to accidents. The road is dangerous but the Government have dismissed road safety concerns as a matter for the police only. [The fact that there are two police forces involved Durham…
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August 4, 2017 0

Constituents Visiting the UK Parliament

I am always pleased to arrange tours of the Houses of Parliament for constituents who are visiting London, subject to Parliamentary business and ongoing repairs to the main building, which can sometimes restrict public access on the day. A full ‘line of route’ tour of the Palace of Westminster starts at the Sovereign’s Entrance, Norman…
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August 2, 2017 0

Supporting deaf people in East Durham

Durham Deafened Support helps and supports people who have hearing loss who find that a hearing aid is not enough. I recently visited the Durham Deafened support group in Horden and held a question and answer session where the members, who live throughout East Durham, raised some specific concerns about how we are falling short on supporting deaf people. I was…
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July 31, 2017 0

Cross-Party support for the clean air bill

I am calling on Michael Gove to adopt a clean air bill in a new strategy to tackle the crisis of air pollution in the UK. More than half of the British public believe air pollution levels across the UK are damaging to their health and almost two-thirds back proposals for new laws to tackle the issue,…
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July 24, 2017 0

Grahame Morris encourages teachers to get involved with Parliament

The Parliamentary Education Service provides a wide variety of educational opportunities. It provides subsidies to support schools around the country making visits to Parliament and the free teacher training and teaching resources that are available; and have made it possible for schools around the country to access parliament. Children at Ribbon Academy, Cotsford Junior school,…
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July 7, 2017 0