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Member of Parliament for Easington

Successful Grant Bid for Crimdon Coastal Hub

Easington MP Grahame Morris has congratulated Durham Heritage Coast Partnership on their successful funding bid for the Crimdon Coastal hub. Durham Heritage Coast Partnership secured a grant of £1.3 million towards a new Crimdon Coastal visitor and events hub. The £2.2 million scheme will act as a coastal volunteer, health, educations and information hub for…
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March 26, 2019 0

Period Dignity: Joint letter to the Chancellor

Dear Chancellor, We are relieved at the long overdue acknowledgment by the Government that it must take action to end period poverty. However we urge you to take a human rights approach to this issue and ensure universal free access to menstruating products in England, not just children at secondary schools and colleges. UNICEF says…
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March 19, 2019 0

Brexit

Tony Benn in his diaries, More Time for Politics, gave a timely warning relevant to Brexit: “I have been disappointed and worried by a dangerous cynicism about parliamentary government; a cynicism strengthened by the suspicion that Britain [is] being managed and not represented and that voters could never be sure that they are being told…
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March 12, 2019 0

International Women’s Day: Barbara Castle

In 1945, Barbara Castle was the youngest women to be elected in Labour’s post-war landslide, and became only the 4th British woman to sit in cabinet. She served as MP for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, and until her record was broken in 2007, she was the longest serving MP in British history. Barbara Castle…
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March 8, 2019 0

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

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