Author: Grahame Morris

Member of Parliament for Easington

Tackling Health Inequalities Improves Life Chances

Unfortunately, the official opening of the new Seaham Primary Care Centre was postponed this week due to adverse weather conditions. I hope it will go on to be as successful as other organisations in the constituency such as the excellent Healthworks in Easington which I have recently took the opportunity to make a further visit,…
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October 4, 2012 0

County Durham Super Fast Broadband a step closer

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has given Durham County Council the official go-ahead to move into the procurement phase of its Digital Durham programme. The move means the authority can now start the process of appointing a commercial partner to support the roll-out of high-speed broadband across County Durham. Through the Digital Durham project, Durham County…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech – The Working Poor

Monday 1st October 2012 Labour Left Fringe Meeting Labour Party Conference, Manchester The UK economy continues to struggle. The Coalition Government’s promise of a private sector led recovery has failed to materialise, and it is the most vulnerable in society who are bearing the brunt of the “austerity” policy implemented by Cameron, Clegg & Co.…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech – Health Inequalities

Monday 1st October, SHA Fringe Meeting, Labour Party Conference, Manchester  Health inequalities reflect the socio-economic inequalities that exist in our society. While increased funding in health services is part of the solution, focus must be given to policy areas such as housing, education, and employment. It is a shocking indictment of society that in 2012…
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October 2, 2012 0

Easington MP Questions the True Extent of Unemployment in East Durham

Easington MP Grahame Morris has demanded the Government changes the way they calculate unemployment figures after a new report shows unemployment is worse in East Durham than claimed by the Government. The Real Level of Unemployment in 2012 report by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research claims the actual level of unemployment in…
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September 28, 2012 0

Time for a Rethink on Austerity Jobs & Growth

Employment in East Durham suffered another setback with the announcement of job losses at Caterpillar’s Peterlee truck plant. While the Business Secretary Vince Cable was marking the start of construction of the replacement Rolls Royce factory in Tyne and Wear, 300 workers in East Durham were finishing their final shift. I am disappointed that while…
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September 27, 2012 0

MP ENCOURAGES LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS TO APPLY FOR BUDWEISER GRANT

Following the announcement from Budweiser that they will be investing £1million directly into grassroots football in the UK over the next two seasons as part of their FA cup sponsorship, local MP Grahame Morris has encouraged local football clubs to apply for one of Budweiser’s Club Future grants. Budweiser Club Futures will aim to ‘help…
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September 22, 2012 0

Hire And Fire Culture Won’t Create The New Jobs We Need

When this Coalition Government came to power it promised a revolution in welfare and employment. It promised to introduce a comprehensive work programme to support people back into work and a universal credit system that would ensure work paid. Finally they promised to bring welfare spending under control in order to tackle the deficit and…
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September 21, 2012 0

Easington MP says North East Regional Airport Expansion A Route to Jobs & Growth

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris accused the Government of neglecting the North East’s regional airports while ministers wrangle over an expansion of London Heathrow. He said that Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports are struggling with a fall in passenger journeys due to the recession and need further support to help the region come out of…
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September 21, 2012 0

300 More Manufacturing Job Losses in East Durham

Following today’s announcement that 300 workers are to be made redundant at Caterpillar’s Peterlee truck plant local MP Grahame Morris said: “This is a bitter blow for the 300 people losing their jobs in Peterlee all of whom will have financial commitments and families to support. Caterpillar is one of our most important employers in…
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September 20, 2012 0