Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP calls to abolish visa fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women

Easington MP Grahame Morris has added his support to a cross party group of MP’s who have written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid calling for the abolition of visa fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women in the British armed forces. Currently Commonwealth citizens serving in the UK armed forces have the right to apply for…
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July 17, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP speaks out in support of Alzheimer’s Society dementia care campaign

Easington MP Grahame Morris joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis. The photo exhibition, ‘Dementia Care: The Crisis Behind Closed Doors’, depicts the human cost of a care system that is unfair, unsustainable and in urgent need of reform up…
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July 15, 2019 0

MP Demands Fair Pay For Royal Fleet Auxiliary Seafarers

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called on Defence Ministers’ to lift the pay cap and deliver a fair pay settlement for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is a civilian crewed fleet, which carried out 64% of the Royal Navy’s tasks. The Merchant Navy seafarers in the RFA are employed by the…
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July 8, 2019 0

Easington MP calls on the Government to give ex-miners a fair share of pension profits

Easington MP Grahame Morris will call on the Government to review the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and give ex-miners a fair share of their pension profits. Grahame Morris MP will lead a Backbench Business Debate following more than 100,000 people signing a petition about the Mineworkers Pension Scheme surplus sharing arrangements. Following the privatisation of the…
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June 4, 2019 0

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed calls for a fair deal for former mineworkers. In a cross-party letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Morris calls on Philip Hammond to revise the Surplus Sharing arrangments to give former miners, and their families improved pensions for their decades of hard work. Under the current arrangements…
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April 19, 2019 0

Grahame Morris champions those affected by bowel cancer in Easington this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign #thisisbowelcancer, to shine a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April. Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer. Young, old, female or male – it affects…
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April 16, 2019 0

Civil service union launch strike ballot of 120,000 members over pay

The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have launched a strike ballot of 120,000 members working in key UK government departments over pay. Ministers have refused to lift the de-facto pay cap for civil servants last year despite giving other public sector workers a pay rise. Since 2010 civil service pay has fallen by comparison…
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April 11, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP backs Labour’s call to declare an environment and climate emergency

• Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has challenged the Government to declare an environment and climate emergency. • Announcement follows wave of similar council motions and youth climate school strikes nationwide. • Michael Gove refused to join Labour’s call. • Labour says our natural world is in “deep crisis” Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary declared a…
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April 1, 2019 0

CWU/YOUGOV POLL CONFIRMS SERIOUS UNEASE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET

On 11 October 2018, it was announced that 74 Crown post offices would be privatised to WHSmith. This is just one of several announcements over the years to close and privatise our post offices and the Communication Workers Union believes it amounts to a determined effort to end our post office network. In response to…
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March 13, 2019 0

Period Dignity: Easington MP welcomes pre-Spring Statement announcement

Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed a pre-Spring Statement announcement to provide free sanitary products in English secondary schools. Mr Morris is a supporter of Unite the Unions Period Dignity campaign. The campaign calls for changes in our workplaces, our places of education, and in society to make sanitary products freely accessible to women and…
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March 12, 2019 0