Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Local MP Grahame Morris champions energy efficiency awareness in the home

Easington MP Grahame Morris today promised to support the national “Hole in the Roof” campaign by pledging to make an energy efficiency change in their home. “Hole in the Roof” is an innovative campaign designed to raise the awareness of energy efficiency and encourages people to take action by giving them practical advice on the…
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November 21, 2012 0

Five Hundred More Jobless in East Durham – Call Time On Failed Jobs Plan

Easington MP Grahame Morris has hit out after the latest unemployment figures show the Coalition Government is failing to rebalance the economy and deliver growth to areas hardest hit by recession. The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Easington continues to rise. The claimant count currently stands at 3,444, up 18% over the previous…
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November 20, 2012 0

Local MP backs GO 20 campaign for safer walking and cycling in Road Safety Week

Grahame Morris MP is backing a national campaign launched today (19 Nov) appealing to drivers and authorities to GO 20, to bring about a 2012 legacy of safe walking and cycling for everyone. Brake, the road safety charity, alongside a GO 20 coalition, is appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools…
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November 19, 2012 0

Health Ministers Disconnected from the Practicalities of Commissioning Effective Cancer Treatment

North East health campaigner EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris highlighted the government’s failure to invest in life-saving innovative radiotherapy during a Ministerial statement on the ‘Mandate’ that the Health Secretary sets for the NHS Commissioning Board. He pressed new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his lack of urgency in providing new radiography equipment to meet the…
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November 16, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Condemns Draconian Cuts to Victims’ Compensation

Labour MP Grahame Morris has slammed the Government’s cuts to compensation for injured victims of crime as punitive and draconian. The Easington MP voted against the Government’s cuts to compensation for over 90% of seriously injured victims of violent crime and for the dependants of murder victims.  However the vote was passed on Monday night,…
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November 14, 2012 0

Fire Service Facing a Life-Threatening Crisis Due to Coalition Cuts

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris warns that North East fire fighting services are facing a life-threatening crisis due to Coalition cuts. “Put bluntly, the cuts threaten lives,” he said. Mr Morris joined representatives from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Darlington, and Cleveland fire brigades in a mass lobby of Parliament. “The aim is to…
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November 8, 2012 0

No Free Lunch?

Grahame Morris MP supports free meals call for local College students Easington MP Grahame Morris is supporting the AoC’s No Free Lunch? campaign calling on the Government to extend the provision of free meals to College students. If a 16 to 18-year-old from a disadvantaged background studies in a school sixth form, Academy or Free…
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November 8, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP condemns illegal tobacco trade

Grahame Morris MP yesterday attended the launch of a new report, The Billion Pound Drop, on the illegal trade in tobacco. The report, by leading tobacco manufacturer JTI, highlights how some 16.5% of cigarettes smoked in the North East avoid UK tax. This includes ‘cheap whites’ or counterfeits of well-known brands. Counterfeit cigarettes are typically…
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November 1, 2012 0

MP warns Government firefighter pension plan would endanger lives

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris attacked the government’s plan to raise the pensionable age of firefighters. During a Commons debate on the Public Sector Pensions Bill, Mr Morris warned that the move would endanger the lives of both rescue workers and the public. Under the government’s blitz on the pensions of public service workers, the retirement…
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November 1, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP calls for beer tax review

  Easington MP Grahame Morris has co-sponsored a parliamentary motion calling for a review of beer taxes, that was passed today without opposition in the House of Commons.   Speaking in the Commons Beer Duty Escalator Debate Mr Morris said. “Pubs are a vital part of our social life and are the social hubs of…
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November 1, 2012 0