Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

UK Parliament Week celebrated in East Durham schools

As we mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, Grahame Morris MP is inviting everyone in East Durham to get involved in UK Parliament Week and play a part in our thriving democracy. UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 12-18 November, which aims to engage people,…
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November 12, 2018 0


‘Breaking Point’ campaign exposes the crisis in council finances after £16bn in cuts since 2010 – and warns more councils may follow Northamptonshire into  bankruptcy. Local Labour MP Grahame Morris has this week met with the organisers of the Breaking Point campaign to call for a real end to austerity for local councils. Tory cuts…
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October 29, 2018 0

MP backs protest to scrap the unfair Loan Charge

Grahame Morris MP, Member of Parliament for Easington joined campaigners in Westminster calling for the unfair and retrospective Loan Charge 2019 to be scrapped. On Wednesday 24th October 2018, campaigners from the Loan Charge Action Group (LCAG) travelled to Westminster to take part in the #STOPtheLoanCharge! lobby day and meet MPs to get the message…
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October 25, 2018 0

MP calls for investment into Advanced Radiotherapy

In Health and Social Care departmental questions Grahame Morris asked the Government to invest in advanced radiotherapy, saving in excess of £20 million per year and improving patient outcomes. When asked about advanced Radiotherapy Grahame said: “NHS research showed that treating prostate cancer patients with 20 treatments instead of 37 was better for patients and…
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October 24, 2018 0

Good Cause in Easington Receives Funding Boost to the Delight of Local MP

Mr Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, was thrilled to learn that a good cause in the constituency has received a welcome funding boost thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Saplings Nature Kindergarten & Forest School was recently awarded £2000 from Postcode Local Trust, a grant giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode…
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October 19, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP backs Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign for more NHS staff to tackle waiting times for bowel cancer tests

  Grahame Morris MP for Easington is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s End the Capacity Crisis campaign and is calling on the Government to recruit more NHS staff to tackle long waiting times for tests that could diagnose bowel cancer – the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Under NHS rules patients should wait no more than…
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October 15, 2018 0

Grahame Morris MP Joins call for action on World Homeless Day

Easington MP Grahame Morris joined a call to action for World Homeless Day and added his voice to the ‘Everybody In’ campaign to end homelessness, an initiative by the national homelessness charity Crisis. A host of A-list celebrities, including Tom Hardy, Emma Thompson, Jodie Whittaker, Ellie Goulding, Richard Gere and Sir Ian McKellen, have also…
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October 12, 2018 0

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


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