Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP calls on Transport Secretary to resign

Easington MP Grahame Morris, Member of the Transport Select Committee went further than the committee’s verdict and has called on the Transport Secretary to resign following the release of a report into the East Coast Mainline fiasco. The Committee’s report, Intercity East Coast Franchise, found that the Department encouraged overbidding by setting unrealistic benchmarks in…
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September 12, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP: Are you East Durham’s Best Small Shop?

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on local shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all…
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August 29, 2018 0

GRAHAME MORRIS MP URGES LOCAL GOOD CAUSES TO APPLY FOR FUNDING OF UP TO £20,000

Easington MP Grahame Morris is encouraging good causes in East Durham to apply for a share of a funding pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support projects helping local people. Awards of between £500 and £20,000 are available to both charities and community groups, with…
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August 2, 2018 0

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