Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP backs Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign for more NHS staff to tackle waiting times for bowel cancer tests

  Grahame Morris MP for Easington is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s End the Capacity Crisis campaign and is calling on the Government to recruit more NHS staff to tackle long waiting times for tests that could diagnose bowel cancer – the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Under NHS rules patients should wait no more than…
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October 15, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP Joins call for action on World Homeless Day

Easington MP Grahame Morris joined a call to action for World Homeless Day and added his voice to the ‘Everybody In’ campaign to end homelessness, an initiative by the national homelessness charity Crisis. A host of A-list celebrities, including Tom Hardy, Emma Thompson, Jodie Whittaker, Ellie Goulding, Richard Gere and Sir Ian McKellen, have also…
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October 12, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP calls on Transport Secretary to resign

Easington MP Grahame Morris, Member of the Transport Select Committee went further than the committee’s verdict and has called on the Transport Secretary to resign following the release of a report into the East Coast Mainline fiasco. The Committee’s report, Intercity East Coast Franchise, found that the Department encouraged overbidding by setting unrealistic benchmarks in…
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September 12, 2018 0

Why I am supporting the Pensions Dashboard

Sign the Pensions Dashboard Petition at 38 Degrees Do not scrap the promised pensions dashboard, a website that would help millions of people keep track of their pensions Why is this important? The Welfare Secretary Esther McVey wants to “kill off” a new government website which would help millions of people keep track of their…
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August 29, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP: Are you East Durham’s Best Small Shop?

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on local shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all…
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August 29, 2018 0

GRAHAME MORRIS MP URGES LOCAL GOOD CAUSES TO APPLY FOR FUNDING OF UP TO £20,000

Easington MP Grahame Morris is encouraging good causes in East Durham to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people. Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with…
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August 2, 2018 0

GRAHAME MORRIS MP SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER “SHOCKING” CRIME RISE

Easington MP Grahame Morris has warned the Tories are ‘failing to protect the public’ after new figures revealed crime in the region is soaring, as Tory cuts sent police officer numbers nationwide to historic lows. In County Durham, violent crime rose by 45%, robberies rose by 49% and total recorded crime rose by 31%. Since…
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July 23, 2018 0

NHS at 70: Easington MP Pledge to Protect NHS for Future Generations

Easington MP Grahame Morris celebrated the 70th anniversary of the NHS with staff at Peterlee Community Hospital and called on Theresa May to back Labour’s pledge to protect the NHS for future generations: “The NHS remains one of Britain’s most cherished institutions and Labour’s greatest ever achievement. It has stood the test of time as…
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July 9, 2018 0