Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Walkers Crisp Factory Closure a sad day for East Durham.

I am so, so sorry for the 350 long serving loyal Walkers employees and their families who have lost their jobs with the last shift and the closure of the Peterlee factory this week. It’s a real blow to Peterlee and the surrounding communities. It is also hugely disappointing that a deal could not be…
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December 22, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP gets a visit from Guide Dogs’ Santa Paws this Christmas

Grahame Morris MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs yesterday (13 December) to receive a Christmas gift, thanking him for his support this year. The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to MPs that have supported the charity in 2017. The gift,…
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December 18, 2017 0

My Full, Unabridged Speech On WASPI Women

Thank you (Speaker), I would first like to thank the Backbench business committee for granting this debate and the sponsors who have supported me in this application. WASPI is an issue which I, like many members, have been working very hard on and if this new session of Parliament has taught us anything it is…
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December 14, 2017 0

Headway – The Brain Injury Assocation, are doing fantastic work for people in the North East

Headway’s Acute Trauma Support is offering fantastic support for people with acquired brain injury in Easington. Based at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough but with a wider remit for the north east, Headway’s Acute Trauma Support nurse provides emotional and practical support, information and advice to family members and carers of people in the early…
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December 11, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP condemns ‘nothing has changed’ budget from a government which is repeatedly failing the people of Easington

This week the Tory Government offered nothing to vulnerable children living in Easington. This is despite the Tories’ decision to cut taxes on the very banks whose reckless gambling triggered the financial crisis. John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, said ‘Philip Hammond had a choice, because austerity was always a political choice, not an…
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December 7, 2017 0

National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign

Across the UK this winter millions of people will be facing the reality that heating their home could mean sacrificing other necessities such as food. In my constituency of Easington, 13% of households are in fuel poverty – compared to a national average of 11%. We are facing a crisis of stagnant incomes, rising inflation,…
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December 6, 2017 0

MP calls for an end to the energy postcode lottery which sees household paying up to £139 more for their energy bills based on where they live

Energy network companies that cause this unfairness made £7.5 billion in profits last year, with margins of up to 39%   Today Grahame Morris MP has called for an end the energy postcode lottery and cut energy network costs for people in the Easington constituency.   New research published by consumer collective The Big Deal found some households paying…
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December 6, 2017 0

MPs join Mars UK to celebrate the season of sustainability

Festive event asks politicians to make a personal pledge for 2018 Grahame Morris MP pledged to use public transport more often in 2018 at a Mars UK event showcasing the role of sustainable business and the urgent need for businesses to help tackle key threats to the planet. Mr Morris joined guests representing various sustainability…
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December 5, 2017 0

NEA Launch new report into Carbon Monoxide poisoning and fuel poverty

I was pleased to chair a meeting of the APPG on Fuel Poverty launching a report from the NEA. Their research investigated the relationship between fuel poverty and carbon monoxide (CO) risk in households on low incomes and in vulnerable situations. Over the course of two heating seasons (October to April) in 2015/16 and 2016/17…
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December 4, 2017 0

It is time to count the hungry: Grahame Morris MP joins call for a measure of food security in the UK

Today Grahame Morris joined with members of the End Hunger UK campaign to call for the government to measure the number of people who cannot afford to eat, or who worry about where their next meal is coming from. Grahame is supporting a 10 Minute Rule Bill being proposed by Emma Lewell-Buck MP which calls for a measurement…
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November 28, 2017 0