Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP talks about pavement parking dangers with Guide Dogs charity

MP dodges pavement parked cars in Parliament Grahame Morris MP visited a street scene set up in Parliament last week by the charity Guide Dogs to learn more about the challenges that people with sight loss face when walking the streets. At the event, the MP for Easington dodged a pavement parked car, stumbled across…
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June 22, 2018 0

Working with the RSPCA to help improve animal welfare in Easington

Grahame Morris MP attended the RSPCA’s annual drop-in in the House of Commons last week. As part of this, he heard directly from RSPCA Inspectors about their frontline work to protect animals in Easington and across the UK. At the event, the scale of animal cruelty complaints across County Durham were revealed. In 2017, the…
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June 18, 2018 0

Easington MP backs scrapping prescriptions for long-term conditions

The MP for Easington has pledged to help scrap prescription charges for everyone in England with a long-term condition, as new economic analysis reveals that such a move would save the NHS millions and improve health outcomes. The independent research by the York Health Economics Consortium, commissioned by Parkinson’s UK and Crohn’s and Colitis UK,…
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June 4, 2018 0

Closure of HMRC is a threat to the local economy

Easington MP Grahame Morris met with HMRC workers in Peterlee to discuss the government plans to create centralised regional HMRC Offices. The closure of Peterlee HMRC will affect almost 500 workers who will be forced to commute to Newcastle if they want to keep their jobs. A report by the National Audit Office warned the…
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May 31, 2018 0

MP backs electrical safety campaign

MP Grahame Morris has given his full support to a campaign to introduce safety standards that could help prevent disasters like the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Following the devastating fire in June 2017, North East England-based electrical testing expert Seaward called on the Government to introduce new regulations to help save lives. Now Mr Morris has…
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May 30, 2018 0

Celebrating Jack Dormand Care Home Outstanding CQC Rating

The Jack Dormand care home are celebrating following an inspection by the CQC in December 2017. The care home was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Jack Dormand accommodates up to 43 people with nursing care needs, including those living with dementia. The CQC noted the innovative ways of improving the social and communication skills of people with social…
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May 25, 2018 0

Murton Dementia Cafe

Dementia Action Week takes place between the 21st and the 27th of May. The goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with dementia do not feel excluded. There are 850,000 people in the…
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May 25, 2018 0

A different approach to drugs policy

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (David Hanson) on securing this important debate. In the short time that I have, I want to make a particular appeal to the Minister. The approach to these new psychoactive substances unfortunately is repeating…
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May 24, 2018 0