Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

UK Road and Rail Infrastructure Failing North East Business

Over a third of businesses don’t believe that the UK’s road and rail networks are meeting their needs, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce. The results, based on a survey, by the British Chamber of Commerce, of over 1,100 business across the UK, found that 39% of firms don’t believe that…
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April 6, 2018 0

Government undermines UK manufacturing in passport farce

I share the dismay of all those who have contacted me about the government’s decision to award the manufacture of the UK’s passport to French-Dutch firm Gemalto rather than British based De La Rue. The decision compromises security as well as risking jobs at places such as De La Rue’s Gateshead factory. To many, this…
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March 27, 2018 0

Why I Am Backing Greenpeace’s Campaign On Krill Fishing

A Greenpeace investigation has tracked the activities of the little-known krill fishing industry in the Antarctic over the last 5 years, to expose the risks of this fast-growing industry in one of the world’s most pristine regions. Krill trawling from boats from China, Norway and South Korea have all increased significantly in recent years. Greenpeace’s…
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March 20, 2018 0

Class sizes rising in Easington due to lack of funding

New research by the school cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in Easington as a result of the Government’s cuts to education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year to…
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March 9, 2018 0

Grahame Morris Supports Bill to Criminalise Upskirting

Grahame Morris, in advance of International Women’s Day on Thursday, has lent their support to a bill that aims to make “upskirting” a criminal offence. Upskirting is the practice of taking photos of a woman from beneath her skirt, without her knowledge. This bill, introduced by Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, would make it a criminal offence…
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March 7, 2018 0

It Is Time To Ban Shock Collars

Grahame Morris MP for Easington has joined forces with the Kennel Club, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the Scottish Kennel Club in Parliament today for an event calling for a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars. The event gave…
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March 6, 2018 0

Why I’m Backing the NHS Takeback Pledge

  The NHS Takeback Pledge has currently been signed by 80 MPs including myself and it is more relevant than ever in a time when the NHS appears to be drifting from many of its original principles. The pledge includes five sections pledging to make the NHS more accountable, to keep healthcare within the public sector…
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March 6, 2018 0

The Government Needs to Keep Childcare Vouchers Open

Last week I signed the Childcare Voucher Providers Association’s Letter to the Government calling on them to keep the voucher scheme open. The scheme to replace Childcare Vouchers, Tax-Free Childcare, disproportionately benefits the better off and makes no economic sense. It will leave an average income family hundreds of pounds worse off than under the…
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March 5, 2018 0

Grahame Morris joins the campaign for a defibrillator in every school

   This week, Grahame Morris MP met with The Oliver King Foundation in Westminster to show his support for every school to have a defibrillator by 2020.   The Oliver King Foundation was set up in 2012 following the death of 12-year-old Oliver. He died from a sudden cardiac arrest whilst at school. If a defibrillator had been available on…
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February 26, 2018 0

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors tackle online bullying

Grahame Morris MP attended a reception in Parliament with Facebook and youth charities, Childnet International and The Diana Award. The reception celebrated the roll-out of a major programme to offer every UK secondary school dedicated digital safety ambassadors. The ambassadors are young people trained to provide peer-to-peer support and online safety initiatives in secondary schools. Grahame met…
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February 26, 2018 0