Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed calls for a fair deal for former mineworkers. In a cross-party letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Morris calls on Philip Hammond to revise the Surplus Sharing arrangments to give former miners, and their families improved pensions for their decades of hard work. Under the current arrangements…
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April 19, 2019 0

CWU/YOUGOV POLL CONFIRMS SERIOUS UNEASE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET

On 11 October 2018, it was announced that 74 Crown post offices would be privatised to WHSmith. This is just one of several announcements over the years to close and privatise our post offices and the Communication Workers Union believes it amounts to a determined effort to end our post office network. In response to…
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April 18, 2019 0

Unique educational and cultural opportunities for our children and young people

Durham County Council is committed to raising the aspirations of children and young people across the county, encouraging them to strive for greater things, providing them with unique educational and cultural experiences and instilling in them a belief that they can achieve. Working across a range of the council’s departments, DCC have been providing children…
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April 17, 2019 0

Grahame Morris champions those affected by bowel cancer in Easington this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign #thisisbowelcancer, to shine a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April. Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer. Young, old, female or male – it affects…
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April 16, 2019 0

Macmillan Joining the Dots

Around 3,000 people in County Durham are diagnosed with cancer every year and an estimated 15,000 people in Durham are currently living with the disease – a figure which is expected to rise to 28,000 by 2030. Officially launched at the beginning of the year by the council and Macmillan Cancer Support, Joining the Dots…
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April 16, 2019 0

Austerity’s Victims ♿️

Those who share my beliefs about social justice, and in particular the cruel treatment of people with disabilities by this government, may be interested in a book, ‘Austerity’s Victims’, by Neil Carpenter which has recently been published. The case studies come from Neil’s work as a volunteer advocate for Cornwall Advocacy but it could just…
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April 15, 2019 0

Trophy Hunting EDM #1829

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me about trophy hunting. I believe the importation of hunting trophies is wrong and requires firmer action. The UK must tackle the illegal wildlife trade and work to end trophy hunting. Killing endangered wildlife is pushing them further towards extinction. We must protect these wild animals by supporting…
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April 14, 2019 0

Civil service union launch strike ballot of 120,000 members over pay

The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have launched a strike ballot of 120,000 members working in key UK government departments over pay. Ministers have refused to lift the de-facto pay cap for civil servants last year despite giving other public sector workers a pay rise. Since 2010 civil service pay has fallen by comparison…
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April 11, 2019 0

Loan Charge Review

Thank you to everyone who has recently contacted me about the 2019 loan charge. Disguised remuneration schemes are tax avoidance arrangements that cost the Exchequer hundreds of millions of pounds each year. In 2016, the Government announced that it would introduce legislation to counter the use of disguised remuneration schemes, including a new charge on…
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April 11, 2019 0