Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

GRAHAME MORRIS MP SUPPORTS 51,000 STRONG CHANGING PLACES PETITION

Grahame Morris MP has joined disability rights campaigners today to call on the Government to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings to ensure that all people with disabilities can have access to a basic right – the use of a toilet.  Without a Changing Places toilet available, disabled children have to be changed on dirty toilet floors or in the…
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February 26, 2018 0

Benefit Issues in Easington

  On Wednesday I attended Citizen’s Advice’s event in Parliament in which they gave MPs a constituency breakdown of the main issues constituents are visiting Citizen’s Advice Bureau to seek advice about. The top issues affecting my constituents in Easington are household debt and benefit issues including the introduction of universal credit, and both of…
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February 23, 2018 0

I Am Supporting Fair Trade’s Five-Point Plan For Prosperity, Sustainability and Fairness

In countries from Fiji to Ghana to St Lucia Fairtrade is helping to deliver better working conditions, stronger workers’ rights and better environmental standards. A third of the countries which export fair trade goods are in the Commonwealth and are key trading partners of Britain, this leaves us especially well placed to influence them in…
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February 22, 2018 0

It’s Time To Ban Shock Collars

Did you know that electric shock collars are still #shockinglylegal in England? https://t.co/TGeTGBuoKC This video shows a dog being shocked for 11 seconds by one. They are unnecessary and cruel. Please share this video with your MP and ask them to #banshockcollars pic.twitter.com/GB6EHlScyu — Dogs Trust (@DogsTrust) February 20, 2018   I believe its time…
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February 21, 2018 0

Remembering Peter Lee, the East Durham miner who fought for our area

Peter Lee, the namesake of Easington’s largest town and a great champion of East Durham, worked at Littleton Colliery in Pittington from the age of 10 before going on to become a local political figure and champion for East Durham. Lee was born in Trimdon Grange near Sedgefield and by just 21 years old was…
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February 15, 2018 0