Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Easington MP welcomes latest Vbites update on former Walkers Crisps Factory site

Easington MP Grahame Morris spoke of a ‘new start’ for a Peterlee factory as Vbites announce that food production will recommence on the former Walkers Crisp’s site within the next three months. Vbites, owned by businesswoman, Heather Mills, took over the 180,000sq foot site in November, a year after PepsiCo closed the Walkers Crisps factory…
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March 4, 2019 0

Easington MP Challenges Government on Prescription Charges putting patients at risk of Life-Threatening Asthma Attacks

New research from charity Asthma UK reveals people with asthma are rationing their medication due to prescription costs and it’s causing asthma attacks and hospital admissions Easington MP Grahame Morris has today pledged to support a campaign that could help thousands of people with asthma in the North East who are struggling to pay for…
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February 26, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP welcomes local charity funding boost

Graham Morris, MP for Easington, has welcomed the news that two local charities have received funding from trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. East Durham Partnership has received £20,000 of funding from the People’s Postcode Trust for their project Enterprise for Employment. The funding will provide vulnerable unemployed clients obtain training and support…
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February 19, 2019 0

Easington MP Calls for Pension Justice for Mineworkers and their Widows

A number of constituents have contacted me about the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, below is a list of actions Labour MPs representing former coal mining areas and I have taken to address this issue.  Key Actions A Labour government will commit to an immediate review of the mineworkers’ pension scheme and British Coal superannuation scheme surplus,…
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February 14, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP Supports Bill to Prevent Future Bus Tragedies

On Wednesday 13th February Easington MP Grahame Morris supported a Parliamentary Bill that seeks to limit the driving hours worked by bus drivers on local routes, to prevent bus crashes caused through driver fatigue. The Bill has been introduced in response to the Coventry bus crash in 2015 which killed seven-year-old Rowan Fitzgerald and 76-year-old…
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February 14, 2019 0

Thousands of local pensioners set to lose their free TV Licence

Millions of older people across the country are set to lose their TV licence in 2020 despite the Conservatives promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022. As part of the last BBC charter the Government devolved responsibility for the free TV licence policy, and the cost, to the…
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February 8, 2019 0

Government Funding Cuts and Local Fire Services

Grahame Morris MP response to criticism from North East Party Councillor email about local fire services EDM: PAT Testing Domestic Electrical Appliances – Electrical Safety: Housing Minister announced new legislation – Letter to Fire Minister: Government Funding Cuts and Local Services –  

February 7, 2019 0

Important Consultation: Should the UK Government stop funding free TV licences for people aged over-75

A BBC consultation asking the public what it should do when the UK Government stops funding the licence fees for people aged over-75 concludes on 12th February and I am encouraging people in East Durham to respond. Following the consultation, the BBC Board hopes to make a decision by the summer as any new scheme…
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February 6, 2019 0