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Member of Parliament for Easington

Fighting for Labour values

  I campaigned to remain in the EU and the triggering of Article 50 is not the outcome Labour fought for last summer. But together, we can challenge Tory plans at every stage of this process. We must ensure that jobs, living standards and your rights at work are protected. Labour’s focus is on making…
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March 30, 2017 0

Support the Great Daffodil Appeal 2017

Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal has been raising awareness and funds since 1986. Every March, millions of people across the UK show their support for their work, simply by giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin. Every hour donated by collectors, every penny raised, every daffodil people wear – it all helps fund crucial…
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March 28, 2017 0

Walkers to Consult on Peterlee Crisp Factory Closure

The loss of Walkers Crisps is a devastating blow to the workforce at Peterlee and manufacturing in East Durham. In the immediate aftermath of this decision my thoughts are with the employees and their families. In the weeks ahead support will be made available via Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Team to help those affected who…
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March 14, 2017 0

Invitation to sports funding workshop in Easington

Date: Thursday 6th April Time: 6pm – 7pm Venue: Shotton Community Centre, Bridge Road, Shotton Colliery, DH6 2PQ Do you know how to access funding so that you can improve or upgrade your club? Grahame Morris MP will be hosting a Sport England workshop on Thursday 6 April with Sport England experts who will be…
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March 13, 2017 0

International Women’s Day- #BeBoldForChange

International Women’s Day, held on 8 March, marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women. Every person – women, men and non-binary people – can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in…
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March 8, 2017 0

Stop attacks on NHS staff

Ahead of today’s Westminster Hall Debate relating to attacks on medical staff I would like to issue my support and solidarity to everyone working for the NHS. They are the everyday heroes in our communities; from the doctor performing pioneering surgery, to the auxiliary bringing an old lady a cup of coffee, we cannot take…
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February 27, 2017 0

The success of the NHS Breast Screening Programme

Yesterday NHS Digital released the impressive statistics for the NHS Breast Screening Programme, England 2015-16. Under the NHS Breast Screening Programme, all eligible women aged between 50 and 70 are invited for breast screening every three years, with the aim of detecting breast cancer at an early stage and increase the chances of successful treatment.…
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February 24, 2017 0

Heart Unions week

From the 8th to 14th of February, the TUC are running a special week of action throughout England and Wales. It will showcase the amazing work unions do, and tell the stories of ordinary members and reps. It’s all about getting members involved, telling positive union stories to the wider public, and recruiting new members…
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February 10, 2017 0

Parliament is coming to East Durham

The Parliamentary Education Service will be visiting six schools in East Durham during March as part of the Regional Education Outreach Programme. Although some of these visits have been suspended due to recent events, they should be re-arranged for the next few weeks. Children at Ribbon Academy, Cotsford Junior School, Westlea Primary, Shotton Hall Primary,…
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February 3, 2017 0

Brexit

Following the ruling by the Supreme Court I have received numerous emails, letters, and telephone calls asking me to vote for and against triggering Article 50. I fully respect the strongly held views on both sides, however, the time to debate whether we should leave the European Union was during the referendum. I accept the…
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January 31, 2017 0