Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Speech: Where is Austerity Taking Us

  This week marks the half way point of this Parliament and the Coalition Government. This means we are now closer to the next election than we are to the last one. It’s a good time to take stock of what David Cameron has achieved so far, after promising an “age of austerity”, and see where…
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November 9, 2012 0

A Sensible and Considered Approach to Gun Controls

This week I held a debate in the House of Commons about the tragic shootings that shocked the Horden community almost a year ago. Unfortunately, the Government has made slow progress listening to the calls for a more efficient and effective gun licensing regime. While I welcome the Home Office Minister’s sympathetic tone to the…
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November 8, 2012 0

Fire Service Facing a Life-Threatening Crisis Due to Coalition Cuts

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris warns that North East fire fighting services are facing a life-threatening crisis due to Coalition cuts. “Put bluntly, the cuts threaten lives,” he said. Mr Morris joined representatives from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Darlington, and Cleveland fire brigades in a mass lobby of Parliament. “The aim is to…
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November 8, 2012 0

No Free Lunch?

Grahame Morris MP supports free meals call for local College students Easington MP Grahame Morris is supporting the AoC’s No Free Lunch? campaign calling on the Government to extend the provision of free meals to College students. If a 16 to 18-year-old from a disadvantaged background studies in a school sixth form, Academy or Free…
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November 8, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Congratulates Newcastle City Council on Becoming a Living Wage Employer

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has marked the start of Living Wage Week by congratulating local council leaders for becoming an officially accredited living wage employer. Beginning on 4th November, Living Wage Week is the first ever UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage & Living Wage Employers. It aims to raise awareness and encourage firms…
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November 6, 2012 0

Speech: Growth and Infrastructure Bill

House of Commons Monday 5th November Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab):I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Halesowen and Rowley Regis (James Morris) and I want to make a few points about clauses 5, 21 and 23. I am pleased that the planning Minister is back in his place, because I would be…
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November 6, 2012 0

Speech: Beer Duty Escalator

House of Commons, Thursday 1st November Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I wish to place on record my thanks to the hon. Members for Burton (Andrew Griffiths) and for Leeds North West (Greg Mulholland) for securing this debate, and I congratulate them on doing so. I also thank the Backbench Business Committee for allowing this…
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November 5, 2012 0

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections on 15th November

The Tory-led Government’s 20 per cent cuts to policing mean at least 15,000 officers will be lost by 2015 and despite promises that their cuts would not impact on the frontline there are already 6,800 fewer frontline officers. David Cameron showed what the Tories really think of our police when he tried desperately to defend…
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November 2, 2012 0

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