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Member of Parliament for Easington

The best values of the North East

This week many young people across the region will be celebrating their A Level results. A Levels are the result of years of hard work and self discipline, with students learning an important lesson that by putting something in, you can get something worthwhile in return. I don’t envy the task facing young people today,…
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August 16, 2012 0

Osbornomics Discredited: Time for a Plan B for Jobs & Growth

This week we heard the news that the UK economy shrank by 0.7% in the last quarter extinguishing any hope of a quick recovery from the latest downturn. The extent of the contraction shocked even the most pessimistic and is clear evidence of a deepening of the double-dip recession created in Downing Street. Construction has…
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July 26, 2012 0

Re-Dedication of Seaham War Memorial

  Speaking at the Re-Dedication of Seaham War Memorial on Sunday Easington MP Grahame Morris said the Military Covenant is a Debt of Honour Owed by the Nation to our Armed Forces Personnel  “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to close the Re-dedication of Seaham War Memorial Service, and to commemorate and celebrate…
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July 9, 2012 0

Cameron’s Health Lottery

Last month Labour launched the “NHS Check” website (www.yournhs.com).  NHS Check allows those who are concerned about what’s happening to get in touch with us and tell us what they’re seeing across the NHS, in hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries, revelling the damage done to front-line services by the Government free-market, free-for-all in the health…
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June 28, 2012 0

Armed Forces Day 2012

The fourth annual Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday, 30 June Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to…
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June 27, 2012 0

Britain should be playing a leading role in helping green the world

    Later this month politicians, campaigners and business leaders from around the world will gather in Brazil to discuss the green economy and sustainable development. The Rio plus 20 Summit will be the biggest global gathering on sustainable development since the first Earth Summit in Rio twenty years ago.  We need development that is…
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June 14, 2012 0

Carers Week 2012 – “In Sickness and In Health”

                 Fiona Phillips, Former GMTV presenter and Carers Week Ambassador Carers Weeks is an annual awareness campaign which recognises and celebrates the contribution made by the UK’s 6.4 million unpaid carers to the people they care for and their communities. Carers Week 2012 is being held between June 18-24, the event recognises the contribution…
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June 13, 2012 0

Volunteering is part of the Social Fabric of East Durham

   Volunteering can deliver social and economic change – but it still requires investment if those benefits are to be realised. This week was the official volunteers’ week in Britain celebrating the enormous work that unpaid workers do when they volunteer to help a person, special cause or group of people. In our area, East…
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June 8, 2012 0

Easington MP Reflects on Jubilee Celebrations: Party Pooper or Cheer Leader

This month represents the beginning of a bonanza of summer events across Britain that will excite and unify millions of people, whilst at the same time many will be forced to look on in dread. Either way the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, England playing in Euro 2012 and the London Olympics will propel the notion of…
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June 1, 2012 0

Citizens Advice: On your side in tough times

  Citizens Advice has been offering free, independent, and confidential advice on a range of issues covering welfare, consumer and debt problems for over seventy years. Their service has never been in greater demand as the Coalition Government’s cuts begin to squeeze families across the North East. Knowing your rights can help you navigate an…
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May 16, 2012 0