Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Government needs to get a grip on energy bills – and stop people being ripped off

Labour’s campaign to help families struggling with soaring energy bills is gathering momentum. We have launched our SwitchTogether campaign to help families get a better deal. If you’re interested in signing up and  seeing if you can get a better deal through collective switching, visit  www.switchtogether.org.uk. We’re also upping the pressure on this shambolic Government…
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November 2, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP condemns illegal tobacco trade

Grahame Morris MP yesterday attended the launch of a new report, The Billion Pound Drop, on the illegal trade in tobacco. The report, by leading tobacco manufacturer JTI, highlights how some 16.5% of cigarettes smoked in the North East avoid UK tax. This includes ‘cheap whites’ or counterfeits of well-known brands. Counterfeit cigarettes are typically…
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November 1, 2012 0

MP warns Government firefighter pension plan would endanger lives

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris attacked the government’s plan to raise the pensionable age of firefighters. During a Commons debate on the Public Sector Pensions Bill, Mr Morris warned that the move would endanger the lives of both rescue workers and the public. Under the government’s blitz on the pensions of public service workers, the retirement…
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November 1, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP calls for beer tax review

  Easington MP Grahame Morris has co-sponsored a parliamentary motion calling for a review of beer taxes, that was passed today without opposition in the House of Commons.   Speaking in the Commons Beer Duty Escalator Debate Mr Morris said. “Pubs are a vital part of our social life and are the social hubs of…
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November 1, 2012 0

Government Deserve Gold Medal for Cheek

The latest GDP figures have shown the UK economy is officially out of recession growing by 1% in the last quarter. At Business Questions in the House of Commons this news was met with triumphal statements by Conservative MPs declaring there is no need for an alternative, and the economic recovery was now on track.…
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November 1, 2012 0

British Pub Week 2012

British Pub Week is an initiative, borne of the Save the Great British Pub campaign, which celebrates everything that is great about the British pub! The event, from 26th October to 4th November, aims to get people back into pubs by promoting their positive impact on society through a packed series of events. Pubs are…
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November 1, 2012 0

Easington MP Grahame Morris joins Paralympian champions to support education for all

Disabled children are twice as likely to miss out on school in poor countries Grahame Morris MP for Easington joined Paralympic medallists Ade Adepitan, Sarah Storey and Anne Wafula-Strike at the Houses of Parliament as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign, to highlight the crisis in global education, especially for marginalized such…
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October 31, 2012 0

Plan & Resources Needed to Tackle Higher North East Cancer Death Rates

A recent report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a clear North/South divide with health inequalities widening. Death rates in the North East are the highest in the UK with cancer being our biggest killer. Since the Coalition Government took office they have been undermining and fragmenting our National Health Service.  Opponents to…
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October 31, 2012 0

Ed Miliband – Speech on mental health to the Royal College of Psychiatrists

It is excellent to be here with you today at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I spoke a few weeks ago in Manchester about the future of our country. About the huge challenges Britain faces, as we attempt to rebuild our economy and create a stronger society. A country where everybody has a stake, where…
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October 30, 2012 0

Speech: The Public Service Pensions Bill

onday 29th October House of Commons The Public Service Pensions Bill, which we are currently considering reads like a done deal.  However Mr Speaker  – It is not a deal agreed with firefighters – particularly with regard to the normal pension age (NPA) and the proposed increases to the employees’ contributions. The government’s “offer” published…
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October 30, 2012 0