Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

NHS at 70: Easington MP Pledge to Protect NHS for Future Generations

Easington MP Grahame Morris celebrated the 70th anniversary of the NHS with staff at Peterlee Community Hospital and called on Theresa May to back Labour’s pledge to protect the NHS for future generations: “The NHS remains one of Britain’s most cherished institutions and Labour’s greatest ever achievement. It has stood the test of time as…
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July 9, 2018 0

Local MP Grahame Morris pledges support to help carers be Healthy and Connected in East Durham for Carers Week 2018

Easington MP Grahame Morris attended a Carers Week speednetworking event with carers and charities in Westminster, pledging his support to unpaid carers locally. The event was in support of Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide care and support to a…
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June 25, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP talks about pavement parking dangers with Guide Dogs charity

MP dodges pavement parked cars in Parliament Grahame Morris MP visited a street scene set up in Parliament last week by the charity Guide Dogs to learn more about the challenges that people with sight loss face when walking the streets. At the event, the MP for Easington dodged a pavement parked car, stumbled across…
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June 22, 2018 0

Working with the RSPCA to help improve animal welfare in Easington

Grahame Morris MP attended the RSPCA’s annual drop-in in the House of Commons last week. As part of this, he heard directly from RSPCA Inspectors about their frontline work to protect animals in Easington and across the UK. At the event, the scale of animal cruelty complaints across County Durham were revealed. In 2017, the…
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June 18, 2018 0

Easington MP backs scrapping prescriptions for long-term conditions

The MP for Easington has pledged to help scrap prescription charges for everyone in England with a long-term condition, as new economic analysis reveals that such a move would save the NHS millions and improve health outcomes. The independent research by the York Health Economics Consortium, commissioned by Parkinson’s UK and Crohn’s and Colitis UK,…
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June 4, 2018 0

Closure of HMRC is a threat to the local economy

Easington MP Grahame Morris met with HMRC workers in Peterlee to discuss the government plans to create centralised regional HMRC Offices. The closure of Peterlee HMRC will affect almost 500 workers who will be forced to commute to Newcastle if they want to keep their jobs. A report by the National Audit Office warned the…
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May 31, 2018 0

MP backs electrical safety campaign

MP Grahame Morris has given his full support to a campaign to introduce safety standards that could help prevent disasters like the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Following the devastating fire in June 2017, North East England-based electrical testing expert Seaward called on the Government to introduce new regulations to help save lives. Now Mr Morris has…
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May 30, 2018 0

MP praises local pupils getting a taste of university

Easington MP Grahame Morris visited pupils at St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School & Byron Sixth Form College this week to hear about their progress as part of The Scholars Programme – a prestigious national scheme which gives school pupils an opportunity to experience university-style learning. The programme recruits, trains and places PhD researchers in non-selective…
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May 23, 2018 0

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

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