Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris Supports Bill to Criminalise Upskirting

Grahame Morris, in advance of International Women’s Day on Thursday, has lent their support to a bill that aims to make “upskirting” a criminal offence. Upskirting is the practice of taking photos of a woman from beneath her skirt, without her knowledge. This bill, introduced by Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, would make it a criminal offence…
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March 7, 2018 0

It Is Time To Ban Shock Collars

Grahame Morris MP for Easington has joined forces with the Kennel Club, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the British Veterinary Association, Dogs Trust, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the Scottish Kennel Club in Parliament today for an event calling for a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars. The event gave…
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March 6, 2018 0

Grahame Morris joins the campaign for a defibrillator in every school

   This week, Grahame Morris MP met with The Oliver King Foundation in Westminster to show his support for every school to have a defibrillator by 2020.   The Oliver King Foundation was set up in 2012 following the death of 12-year-old Oliver. He died from a sudden cardiac arrest whilst at school. If a defibrillator had been available on…
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February 26, 2018 0

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors tackle online bullying

Grahame Morris MP attended a reception in Parliament with Facebook and youth charities, Childnet International and The Diana Award. The reception celebrated the roll-out of a major programme to offer every UK secondary school dedicated digital safety ambassadors. The ambassadors are young people trained to provide peer-to-peer support and online safety initiatives in secondary schools. Grahame met…
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February 26, 2018 0

Fancy being Your Own Boss? East Durham College Can Help with Biz-Startup Central!

  East Durham College has launched a new programme, Biz-Startup Central, designed to give young entrepreneurs the support they need to start up their own business. The programme is open to unemployed young people age 16-24 from County Durham who have previously gained a Level 2 qualification in an occupational area that may enable them…
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January 31, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP gets a visit from Guide Dogs’ Santa Paws this Christmas

Grahame Morris MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs yesterday (13 December) to receive a Christmas gift, thanking him for his support this year. The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to MPs that have supported the charity in 2017. The gift,…
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December 18, 2017 0

MP calls for an end to the energy postcode lottery which sees household paying up to £139 more for their energy bills based on where they live

Energy network companies that cause this unfairness made £7.5 billion in profits last year, with margins of up to 39%   Today Grahame Morris MP has called for an end the energy postcode lottery and cut energy network costs for people in the Easington constituency.   New research published by consumer collective The Big Deal found some households paying…
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December 6, 2017 0

MPs join Mars UK to celebrate the season of sustainability

Festive event asks politicians to make a personal pledge for 2018 Grahame Morris MP pledged to use public transport more often in 2018 at a Mars UK event showcasing the role of sustainable business and the urgent need for businesses to help tackle key threats to the planet. Mr Morris joined guests representing various sustainability…
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December 5, 2017 0

It is time to count the hungry: Grahame Morris MP joins call for a measure of food security in the UK

Today Grahame Morris joined with members of the End Hunger UK campaign to call for the government to measure the number of people who cannot afford to eat, or who worry about where their next meal is coming from. Grahame is supporting a 10 Minute Rule Bill being proposed by Emma Lewell-Buck MP which calls for a measurement…
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November 28, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP urges East Durham communities to apply for National Lottery funding to explore the heritage of the First World War

Grahame Morris MP is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects to learn more about the First World War. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF’s First World War: then and now programme is making small, community grants available until 2019. It provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling…
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November 16, 2017 0