Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Greedy Bankers

Republican Party Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will be attending a lavish London fundraiser on the eve of the Olympics. The fundraiser was to be hosted by disgraced former Barclays boss Bob Diamond, who withdrew following the Libor scandal. According to reports, tickets for the dinner are being sold at between $25,000 and $75,000 to raise…
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July 18, 2012 0

Government’s flawed Further Education Loans system will hurt the UK Economy

On the eve of summer recess, Parliament had its first opportunity to scrutinise the Government’s flawed plans to introduce a loan system for mature students studying Further Educations courses. Currently many students in further education pay 50 per cent of their tuition costs, with the Government paying the rest. However, from 2013/14, the Government will…
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July 18, 2012 0

East Durham Job Crisis Worsens

Following the release of the latest unemployment figures Easington Grahame Morris MP hits out at Government inaction to stimulate economic growth and jobs in East Durham. “I am still waiting for a detailed reply from the Prime Minister regarding the East Durham Job Crisis calling on him to support key private sector regeneration projects within…
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July 17, 2012 0

Don’t risk your life by taking a barbecue into your tent

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from barbecues. The campaign is a joint venture between the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. It is supported by CFOA and a number of major retailers including…
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July 17, 2012 0

Easington MP condemns Tory-led Government’s failing housing policy

The Tory-led Government’s policies were exposed today as official figures revealed that affordable house building had collapsed in the North East. The figures from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency show that affordable housing starts fell 21% from 1,247 to just 991 in 2011/2012 compared with the previous year. These figures demonstrate the disastrous impact…
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June 26, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Attacks Tories For Dismal NHS Satisfaction Ratings

  Following the biggest decline in public satisfaction with the NHS in almost thirty years it is time for David Cameron to live up to his promise to protect the NHS.  Results from the annual British Social Attitudes survey show that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen from 70% last year to 58% –…
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June 26, 2012 0

Easington MP backs call for national action to improve care for people with diabetes

  Grahame Morris MP has shown his support for tackling poor diabetes care by backing a call by Diabetes UK for a national plan to improve healthcare for people with diabetes. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, attended Diabetes UK’s parliamentary launch of its State of the Nation 2012 report, which revealed that just half of…
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June 7, 2012 0

500 days and counting: PM urged to listen as the number of workless households in East Durham soar to an all time high.

Grahame Morris MP has once again called on the Prime Minister to support private sector jobs in Easington as new figures show a sharp rise in the number of jobless households. The number of households where no one has ever worked rose sharply in the last quarter of 2011 to 291,000 – a rise of…
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June 6, 2012 0

Easington MP raises awareness of take your meds campaign, just like that

  Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) campaign highlighting the importance of taking prescribed medication as directed by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse, and where you can go for help. Around 29 per cent of people in the North East have returned medicines without using them, while around 25…
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May 29, 2012 0

Watchdog not Lapdog

Grahame Morris MP has backed Which?’s Watchdog not Lapdog campaign to show support for a strong, open and proactive financial regulator that stands up for consumers. The Financial Services Bill which is currently going through parliament will change how the financial services industry is regulated, creating a new regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with…
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May 25, 2012 0