Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Speech: Regional Pay

Grahame M. Morris (Easington) (Lab): I was rather perplexed by the Minister’s response. My impression is that if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck. The Minister, however, says he is in favour of national pay negotiations, but wants to change how it is…
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June 20, 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

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