Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Easington MP backs new law to protect Emergency Workers

Grahame Morris MP for Easington has expressed his support for a new law that would offer more protection for police, firefighters and NHS workers in Easington from sexual assault. Grahame has given his support to a new law being proposed by Chris Bryant MP, which for the first time would make it an aggravated offence to sexual assault an emergency worker. It…
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April 27, 2018 0

Protecting East Durham’s historic church buildings and settings

Grahame Morris (Easington) To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the Church of England has had with local authorities on protecting historic church buildings and settings. St Mary’s the Virgin – www.spiritinstone.co.uk/st-mary-the-virgin If you would like to comment on the planning application affecting St Mary’s the Virgin…
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April 26, 2018 0

MPs and Peers write to the Prime Minister to call for an end to to TB

TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, killing 1.7 million people a year – more than HIV and Malaria combined.  The UK remains a TB hotspot in Europe, with over 5,000 cases last year.  Rapidly spreading drug-resistant strains of the disease increase the risk. I am delighted to join over 75 MPs and Peers  in…
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April 25, 2018 0

Community groups and charities in Easington eligible for funding from the Postcode Lottery

Local MP Grahame Morris is asking community groups and local charities across Easington to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Between August 1st – August 15th charities are being…
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April 25, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP pledges help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April

Easington MP Grahame Morris is supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to help raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms, as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April. More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK, it’s the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  However, it shouldn’t be.…
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April 12, 2018 0

MP Grahame Morris Unites for Parkinson’s

Easington MP Grahame Morris has pledged to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s on World Parkinson’s Day. Grahame Morris’ office has signed up to take part in the Parkinson’s in the Workplace training from Parkinson’s UK. The training aims to raise awareness of the challenges people with Parkinson’s face. The push for greater…
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April 11, 2018 0

How has your local police force changed since 2010?

In the past seven years England and Wales have lost over 45,000 police officers and staff – a 19% drop in the workforce. You can see the figures for your local police force using UNISON’s new interactive map here. Using data published by the Home Office, the map details the changes to local police workforces…
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April 10, 2018 0

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