Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Justice for the Coalfield Communities

Parliament will, this week, discuss justice for our coalfield communities. It is essentially two debates; the first is about the historic wrongs of the miners’ strike, the actions of the Thatcher Government influencing and politicising the police, as well as lying to the country regarding the pre-meditated plan to close pits at the cost of…
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October 29, 2014 0

Grahame Morris MP joins the ‘Nation of Lifesavers’ campaign to save 5,000 lives

~ Calls for secondary schools to register for free innovative CPR training kit ~ Easington MP Grahame Morris is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR and help create a Nation of Lifesavers. More than 30,0001 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest in…
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October 28, 2014 0

First World War funding for heritage projects available for communities

Grahame M. Morris MP urges local Easington communities to apply for National Lottery money available to mark the Centenary   On Wednesday 22nd October, Grahame M. Morris MP for Easington attended a House of Commons event hosted by TV historian Dan Snow, to find out how people from his constituency can secure Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)…
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October 24, 2014 0

Easington MP condemns the Government’s shameful action in blocking a new state of the art hospital for the people of East Durham.

Easington MP Grahame Morris has hit out after plans for a new state of the art hospital at Wynyard were shelved due to the lack of political support from the Government. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s board has announced they will pause the development work on the new hospital. The trust unanimously committed…
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October 23, 2014 0

Save UK Rail

The North East has a long and proud connection to the railways. In 1825, George Stephenson’s engine – locomotion, became the world’s first steam locomotive to carry passengers, and the public railway was born. In the years following thousands of miles of rail track were laid connecting every part of the UK, as the industrial…
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October 22, 2014 0

GRAHAME MORRIS MP WECLOMES PLAN TO GIVE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY MORE SAY IN WHERE NEW HOMES GO AND FIRST TIME BUYERS IN THE AREA PRIORITY

Easington MP Grahame Morris has heralded sweeping reforms announced by Ed Miliband to tackle the housing crisis. Labour’s plans will help that people in East Durham have greater say over where new homes are built and ensure that first time buyers from the area are given priority access rights when these houses go on sale. David…
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October 20, 2014 0

Easington MP Calls for Parliament Inquiry as Research Shows Three Quarters of UK Rail Services are Foreign Owned

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has called for parliamentary inquiry as new research shows three quarters of UK rail services are now owned by foreign state owned companies Following the decision to award the Scotrail franchise to Dutch state owned firm Abellio, new research from the rail union RMT research shows the growing domination of…
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October 17, 2014 0

Easington MP welcomes new user friendly tool to assess the challenge of keeping a pet

Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed the new science-based tool called ‘EMODE’, which assesses the difficulty of keeping a particular animal. The new user-friendly EMODE ‘tool’ classifies animals as Easy, Moderate, Difficult or Extreme in terms of how challenging they are to keep. Thousands of animal species are now sold as pets through licensed outlets,…
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October 16, 2014 0

What the Tories really think of the Minimum Wage

David Cameron’s welfare minister has advocated treating those most in need differently by paying them below the national minimum wage. Lord David Freud, talking amongst friends at Conservative Party Conference, said he thought there was “a group” of disabled people who are “not worth the full wage”. Lord Freud is not the only Conservative seeking…
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October 15, 2014 0

Recognising the State of Palestine

House of Commons Monday 13th October Recognising the State of Palestine Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I beg to move, That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel. I wish to place on record my thanks to the Backbench Business Committee for allocating time in…
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October 14, 2014 0