Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Speech: 145th Northumberland Miners Picnic

Friends & Comrades what an honour it is for a lad from Durham to be addressing you at this terrific working class gathering in the heart of the North East coalfield. My dad, even grandfathers, uncles, cousins were all miners. My mam worked in the pit canteen and I’m proud to come from a mining…
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June 9, 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 backs call for national action to improve care for people with diabetes

  Grahame Morris MP has shown his support for tackling poor diabetes care by backing a call by Diabetes UK for a national plan to improve healthcare for people with diabetes. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, attended Diabetes UK’s parliamentary launch of its State of the Nation 2012 report, which revealed that just half of…
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June 7, 2012 0

500 days and counting: PM urged to listen as the number of workless households in East Durham soar to an all time high.

Grahame Morris MP has once again called on the Prime Minister to support private sector jobs in Easington as new figures show a sharp rise in the number of jobless households. The number of households where no one has ever worked rose sharply in the last quarter of 2011 to 291,000 – a rise of…
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June 6, 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

Easington MP raises awareness of take your meds campaign, just like that

  Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) campaign highlighting the importance of taking prescribed medication as directed by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse, and where you can go for help. Around 29 per cent of people in the North East have returned medicines without using them, while around 25…
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May 29, 2012 0

Watchdog not Lapdog

Grahame Morris MP has backed Which?’s Watchdog not Lapdog campaign to show support for a strong, open and proactive financial regulator that stands up for consumers. The Financial Services Bill which is currently going through parliament will change how the financial services industry is regulated, creating a new regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with…
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May 25, 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

Speech: May Day Rally

Comrades, The first and most important thing I want to do today is to thank all of you for being here. Millions of working people across the world will have celebrated May Day this week, they will have joined rallies and they will have united to celebrate the role of ordinary hard working people in…
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May 5, 2012 0