Category: Press Releases

Member of Parliament for Easington

Easington MP condemns Tory-led Government’s failing housing policy

The Tory-led Government’s policies were exposed today as official figures revealed that affordable house building had collapsed in the North East. The figures from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency show that affordable housing starts fell 21% from 1,247 to just 991 in 2011/2012 compared with the previous year. These figures demonstrate the disastrous impact…
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June 26, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Attacks Tories For Dismal NHS Satisfaction Ratings

  Following the biggest decline in public satisfaction with the NHS in almost thirty years it is time for David Cameron to live up to his promise to protect the NHS.  Results from the annual British Social Attitudes survey show that public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen from 70% last year to 58% –…
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June 26, 2012 0

Easington MP backs call for national action to improve care for people with diabetes

  Grahame Morris MP has shown his support for tackling poor diabetes care by backing a call by Diabetes UK for a national plan to improve healthcare for people with diabetes. Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, attended Diabetes UK’s parliamentary launch of its State of the Nation 2012 report, which revealed that just half of…
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June 7, 2012 0

500 days and counting: PM urged to listen as the number of workless households in East Durham soar to an all time high.

Grahame Morris MP has once again called on the Prime Minister to support private sector jobs in Easington as new figures show a sharp rise in the number of jobless households. The number of households where no one has ever worked rose sharply in the last quarter of 2011 to 291,000 – a rise of…
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June 6, 2012 0

Easington MP raises awareness of take your meds campaign, just like that

  Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, is supporting the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) campaign highlighting the importance of taking prescribed medication as directed by your doctor, pharmacist or nurse, and where you can go for help. Around 29 per cent of people in the North East have returned medicines without using them, while around 25…
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May 29, 2012 0

Watchdog not Lapdog

Grahame Morris MP has backed Which?’s Watchdog not Lapdog campaign to show support for a strong, open and proactive financial regulator that stands up for consumers. The Financial Services Bill which is currently going through parliament will change how the financial services industry is regulated, creating a new regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with…
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May 25, 2012 0

Easington MP accuses Coalition of “running amok” with the NHS

Health select committee member and Labour MP Grahame Morris said that the planned outsourcing of treatments was part of a massive shift towards backdoor privatisation of all public services. And he predicted that when the full extent of the coalition’s agenda is made clear, ministers will suffer a huge public backlash. In a Westminster Hall…
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April 25, 2012 0

MP Calls for National Standards for Prostate Cancer Care

Easington MP Grahame Morris has expressed support for work being undertaken by The Prostate Cancer Charity to identify a national set of standards of quality prostate cancer care.  After a wide-ranging consultation with people affected by prostate cancer, The Prostate Cancer Charity has compiled a draft set of standards that set out what good quality…
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March 23, 2012 0

Save Our Pubs

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on the Chancellor to save our pubs on the eve of the budget. The newly elected Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group has called on the Government to cancel the 2% above inflation tax rise on beer in the budget, which would result in a…
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March 20, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP joins The Big Switch to cut energy bills

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed ‘The Big Switch’ campaign for consumers to get a cheaper deal on their energy bills. The Big Switch, launched last month by consumer champion Which? and 38 Degrees, is a new way for people to buy their energy. This will be the first time in the UK that a…
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March 19, 2012 0