Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington


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

Labour commits to indefinite tenancies for private renters

Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey has pledged that the next Labour Government will protect private renters in England from eviction with new ‘indefinite’ tenancies, based on rules currently in place in Germany. The change would revolutionise the private rental market. German tenancies last, on average, 11 years, compared to around 4 years in England.…
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March 9, 2019 0

New figures show library book issues have plummeted since 2011

New data reveals that the number of books issued from public libraries in the North East have fallen by 49% since 2011. The number of books borrowed in the North East has decreased from 13.5 million in 2011 to 6.9 million in 2018. The research, commissioned from the House of Commons Library by the Shadow…
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March 7, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP Welcomes Local Charity Funding Boost

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has welcomed the news that two local charities have received funding from trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. East Durham Partnership has received £20,000 of funding from the People’s Postcode Trust for their project Enterprise for Employment. The funding will provide vulnerable unemployed clients obtain training and support…
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February 19, 2019 0

Thousands of local pensioners set to lose their free TV Licence

Millions of older people across the country are set to lose their TV licence in 2020 despite the Conservatives promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022. As part of the last BBC charter the Government devolved responsibility for the free TV licence policy, and the cost, to the…
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February 8, 2019 0


Grahame Morris passed on early Christmas greetings to postmen and women at Seaham Royal Mail Sorting Office Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Grahame saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers to sort and deliver festive parcels, cards and letters The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are: …
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November 30, 2018 0

Easington MP backs campaign for faster treatment against the most aggressive forms of cancer

Grahame Morris MP has pledged his support to Pancreatic Cancer UK’s campaign demanding faster treatment for people with pancreatic cancer – one in four patients with the disease die within a month of diagnosis making it the quickest killing cancer. The charity is calling for the Government and devolved administrations to set a new ambition…
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November 26, 2018 0

MP backs Veterans Christmas lunch initiative

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed a festive initiative by local business Taste Buds, Seaham, who will by providing Christmas lunch for veterans and the wider community who would otherwise be alone this Christmas. Taste Buds is a local catering business based on The Avenue, Seaham. Owners Tracey and Matthew Elves wanted to support our…
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November 23, 2018 0

Response to Vbites purchase of former Walkers Crisps plant

Easington MP Grahame Morris commenting on the announcement of Vbites purchase of the former Walkers Crisps plant, said: “I am delighted at the prospect of food manufacturing returning to Peterlee and the ambition of Heather Mills and the Vbites brand to make our region the Silicon Valley of vegan food production. I look forward to…
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November 20, 2018 0