Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Victory in Dupuytren’s Contracture Campaign

Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed a Government u-turn in recognising Dupuytren’s Contracture as an industrial disease following a four and a half year campaign. Dupuytren’s Contracture causes the fingers to curl over into a claw-like state and can lead to amputation. Known as ‘Miner’s Claw’, the incurable condition is common among former mineworkers. In…
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October 31, 2018 0

We need a People’s Budget to Rebuild Britain

We need a People’s Budget to Rebuild Britain. Tory austerity has had far-reaching consequences. Universal Credit, the squeeze on family incomes and cuts to basic public services mean children go hungry, a fair days work does not necessarily deliver a fair days pay, and the sick and elderly remain trapped in hospital for the want…
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October 29, 2018 0


‘Breaking Point’ campaign exposes the crisis in council finances after £16bn in cuts since 2010 – and warns more councils may follow Northamptonshire into  bankruptcy. Local Labour MP Grahame Morris has this week met with the organisers of the Breaking Point campaign to call for a real end to austerity for local councils. Tory cuts…
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October 29, 2018 0

MP backs protest to scrap the unfair Loan Charge

Grahame Morris MP, Member of Parliament for Easington joined campaigners in Westminster calling for the unfair and retrospective Loan Charge 2019 to be scrapped. On Wednesday 24th October 2018, campaigners from the Loan Charge Action Group (LCAG) travelled to Westminster to take part in the #STOPtheLoanCharge! lobby day and meet MPs to get the message…
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October 25, 2018 0

MP calls for investment into Advanced Radiotherapy

In Health and Social Care departmental questions Grahame Morris asked the Government to invest in advanced radiotherapy, saving in excess of £20 million per year and improving patient outcomes. When asked about advanced Radiotherapy Grahame said: “NHS research showed that treating prostate cancer patients with 20 treatments instead of 37 was better for patients and…
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October 24, 2018 0

Good Cause in Easington Receives Funding Boost to the Delight of Local MP

Mr Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, was thrilled to learn that a good cause in the constituency has received a welcome funding boost thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Saplings Nature Kindergarten & Forest School was recently awarded £2000 from Postcode Local Trust, a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode…
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October 19, 2018 0

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