Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

MP Campaigns to Stop Cuts to Compensation for Victims of Crime

Grahame Morris MP has called on the Government to confirm that they will not go ahead with plans to slash compensation for 90% of injured victims of crime. The Minister for Justice withdrew proposals to drastically cut the budget of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme following criticism from MPs on all sides at a Committee…
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October 19, 2012 0

NSK AWARDED £3.5 MILLION FROM REGIONAL GROWTH FUND

NSK Bearings Europe Ltd has been located at Peterlee, County Durham since 1976 and currently employs over 400 people. Producing automotive bearing products, it has been awarded a £3.5 million grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) The award from RGF Round Three will be supported by a further £23.5 million of investment being…
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October 19, 2012 0

County Durham Super Fast Broadband a step closer

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has given Durham County Council the official go-ahead to move into the procurement phase of its Digital Durham programme. The move means the authority can now start the process of appointing a commercial partner to support the roll-out of high-speed broadband across County Durham. Through the Digital Durham project, Durham County…
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October 2, 2012 0

Easington MP Questions the True Extent of Unemployment in East Durham

Easington MP Grahame Morris has demanded the Government changes the way they calculate unemployment figures after a new report shows unemployment is worse in East Durham than claimed by the Government. The Real Level of Unemployment in 2012 report by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research claims the actual level of unemployment in…
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September 28, 2012 0

MP ENCOURAGES LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUBS TO APPLY FOR BUDWEISER GRANT

Following the announcement from Budweiser that they will be investing £1million directly into grassroots football in the UK over the next two seasons as part of their FA cup sponsorship, local MP Grahame Morris has encouraged local football clubs to apply for one of Budweiser’s Club Future grants. Budweiser Club Futures will aim to ‘help…
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September 22, 2012 0

Easington MP says North East Regional Airport Expansion A Route to Jobs & Growth

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris accused the Government of neglecting the North East’s regional airports while ministers wrangle over an expansion of London Heathrow. He said that Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports are struggling with a fall in passenger journeys due to the recession and need further support to help the region come out of…
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September 21, 2012 0

300 More Manufacturing Job Losses in East Durham

Following today’s announcement that 300 workers are to be made redundant at Caterpillar’s Peterlee truck plant local MP Grahame Morris said: “This is a bitter blow for the 300 people losing their jobs in Peterlee all of whom will have financial commitments and families to support. Caterpillar is one of our most important employers in…
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September 20, 2012 0

MP STEPS UP CAMPAIGN FOR LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT IN ALL SCHOOLS

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has stepped up his campaign to install life-saving defibrillators in every school. He tabled a cross-party Commons motion demanding their installation after a number of avoidable cardiac arrest deaths in people with undiagnosed heart conditions. “Such tragedies often come about in schools when youngsters engage in energetic sports activities,” the Health…
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September 20, 2012 0

STOP THE CULL

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris has demanded a Government rethink on plans to shoot thousands of badgers. An appeal by the charity Badger Trust against the planned cull – due to start in two pilot areas in West Somerset and Gloucestershire during the next few weeks and then extended across the country over the next four years…
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September 19, 2012 0

Austerity Isn’t Working

Easington MP Grahame Morris has called for the end of austerity as the latest unemployment figures show a further increase in the number of Job Seekers in the Easington constituency. The number of unemployed claimants in Easington constituency in August 2012 was 3,307 representing   9.9% of the economically active population. The number of claimants is…
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September 13, 2012 0