Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Can the Cull

Yesterday, the Tory-led Government issued the first licence to allow the shooting of badgers in England. Labour believes that decision is bad for farmers, bad for taxpayers and bad for wildlife. Bad for farmers, as the cull will cost them more than it saves; Bad for taxpayers as we will be picking up the policing…
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September 19, 2012 0

Austerity Isn’t Working

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called for the end of austerity as the latest unemployment figures show a further increase in the number of Job Seekers in the Easington constituency. The number of unemployed claimants in Easington constituency in August 2012 was 3,307 representing   9.9% of the economically active population. The number of claimants is…
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September 13, 2012 0

MP backs free heating help for the poorest households

Easington MP Grahame Morris is backing an awareness push from Consumer Focus, Citizens Advice, Age UK and National Children’s Bureau on free heating help available for the poorest households from Warm Front. Mr Morris is urging people in East Durham worried about their energy bills to find out if they are eligible for free heating…
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September 12, 2012 0

Easington MP gives backing to the Think HEART campaign

Easington MP Grahame Morris met Alex Smith a parent whose child’s heart condition went undiagnosed for over two years and has now backed a new campaign which seeks to increase early diagnosis of children’s heart conditions. Congenital Heart Disease is the most common birth defect, affecting over 5000 children in the UK each year. Despite…
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September 10, 2012 0

Speech: Funding of Fire and Rescue Services

Westminster Hall, Wednesday 5th September 2012 9:30am-11:00am 10.36 am Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I am deeply honoured, Mr Bayley; thank you very much. I will make a few remarks in the limited time available, although I know that I have another 30 seconds. I had prepared quite a long contribution, but I will concentrate…
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September 7, 2012 0

Red Book: The commercialisation of public services

A foreword by Shibley – This, I believe, is a beautiful piece of writing by @GrahameMorris, MP for Easington. I not only believe that the economic arguments are cogent, accurate and compelling, but I also feel that it sets out the case accurately for this major flaw in policy which the Conservatives and Labour have…
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August 28, 2012 0

Labour MP calls for a Real Alternative as UK plunges further into the red.

Labour MP Grahame Morris has called on the Government to end austerity following shock figures showing increased borrowing for July. Government borrowing was £600m in July, despite forecasts predicting a surplus of £2.5bn. Government debt now stands above £1 trillion, compared to £940bn last year, which represents 65.7% of the UK’s GDP, up from 61.8%…
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August 23, 2012 0

More than 75,000 people sign the Royal College of Midwives’ epetition for 5,000 More Midwives

More than 75,000 people have signed the Royal College of Midwives’ epetition for 5,000 more midwives and have called on the Government to take action to recruit more midwives. The petition closed today (Aug 22nd) at 11:53 a.m. and although it did not receive the 100,000 signatures needed to secure a parliamentary debate, it did…
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August 22, 2012 0

Local MP demands an urgent review of school travel guidelines

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on Education Ministers to carry out an urgent review of the current Home to School Transport guidelines in order to protect children. With the new school term approaching many parents in County Durham are being informed their children will no longer be eligible for free school transport as a…
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August 22, 2012 0

Tyne Tees Digital Switchover – Are you ready?

Five years ago television history was made in Whitehaven, Cumbria when the first analogue signal for BBC2 was switched off – starting the UK’s Digital Switch. The Tyne Tees/North East region is the last region in England to go through the switchover process and every household in the region should have received a guide to…
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August 21, 2012 0