Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Centrepoint’s 50th Anniversary

Today I joined fellow MP’s in signing EDM 2260 celebrating CenterPoint’s 50th anniversary and highlighting the grave extent of youth homelessness and calling for greater support for young people ready to move on from hostel accommodation. What are the barriers young people face when they’re ready to move on? A severe lack of affordable housing…
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April 11, 2019 0

Rebuilding Social Security

Easington MP Grahame Morris is asking local residents to participate in Labour’s consultation on the future of social security in the UK. Labour has vowed to completely overhaul the social security system and rebuild the principles on which it was founded so that people are supported rather than punished. The roll-out of Universal Credit, the…
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April 9, 2019 0

FBU Parliamentary group

On Tuesday the 2nd April, I chaired the FBU Parliamentary group, where MPs covered several important issues for the union. On 4 March, fire and rescue service employers wrote to the FBU with a pay and conditions offer. This arose from negotiations at the National Joint Council (NJC), the UK-wide collective bargaining body for firefighters…
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April 8, 2019 0

Universal Credit: New Help to Claim Service

Help to Claim can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the online application, through to support with your application before your first full payment. It’s a free, independent, confidential and impartial service provided by trained advisers from Citizens Advice. They can help with things like how to gather evidence…
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April 4, 2019 0

FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL DAY (4 MAY 2019)

Grahame Morris MP (Primary Sponsor) That this House joins with firefighters across the United Kingdom on Firefighters Memorial Day in remembering the bravery and sacrifice of over 2,300 firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty; extends its sympathies especially on this memorial day to all the bereaved families of fallen firefighters;…
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April 4, 2019 0

Tories slash Council funding in East Durham by £512.93 per household since 2010

Labour’s Council Cuts Calculator highlights the real cost of Tory austerity for people in County Durham. A staggering £512.93 per household has been cut from Durham County Council’s budget since 2010, undermining vital public services. Durham County Council’s funding from central government has been slashed in half since 2010. Easington MP Grahame Morris said: “I…
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April 2, 2019 0

Time For Better Pay Campaign

Easington MP Grahame Morris is backing Usdaw’s Time For Better Pay campaign, looking to strengthen workers’ rights and tackle the continued growth of in-work poverty. The campaign aims to secure 100,000 signatures on an e-petition in an effort to secure a parliamentary debate. To support the campaign petition, please visit: Time For Better Pay petition.…
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April 1, 2019 0

Joint Letter: Prescription Price Hike

Dear Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, RE: Prescription Price Hike We are dismayed that today (1 April) prescriptions in England rise to a new high of £9 per item, a 26% rise when compared with wages that have risen 16% since 2010. This move by the government means that the millions of…
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April 1, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP backs Labour’s call to declare an environment and climate emergency

• Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has challenged the Government to declare an environment and climate emergency. • Announcement follows wave of similar council motions and youth climate school strikes nationwide. • Michael Gove refused to join Labour’s call. • Labour says our natural world is in “deep crisis” Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary declared a…
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April 1, 2019 0