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Member of Parliament for Easington

The Labour Campaign for Drug Reform

The Labour Campaign for Drug Reform is a grassroots campaign chaired by Labour MPs Jeff Smith and Thangam Debbonaire. The forum provides Labour members, supporters and those involved at the day to day level in dealing with the consequences of our existing drugs policy in the UK, to debate and shape Labour’s drug policy for…
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July 5, 2019 0

Filling the Gap in Local Road Funding

Speaking after the release of the report, Local roads funding and maintenance: filling the gap, Grahame Morris MP, Member of the Transport Select Committee said: “The road network’s extreme state of disrepair is the result of a decade of austerity. Local Authorities no longer have the resources to maintain our road network to an acceptable…
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July 1, 2019 0


June 6, 2019 0

Interim NHS People Plan

This is an important report into NHS people planning. It is an interim report, so there is an opportunity to identify any deficiencies. My particular concern is about the cancer workforce, in particular the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester South about the loss of bursaries not just for nurses but…
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June 5, 2019 0


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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April 18, 2019 0

Unique educational and cultural opportunities for our children and young people

Durham County Council is committed to raising the aspirations of children and young people across the county, encouraging them to strive for greater things, providing them with unique educational and cultural experiences and instilling in them a belief that they can achieve. Working across a range of the council’s departments, DCC have been providing children…
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April 17, 2019 0

Class sizes rising in Easington due to lack of funding

New research by the school cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in Easington as a result of the Government’s cuts to education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year to…
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March 9, 2018 0


Grahame Morris MP has joined disability rights campaigners today to call on the Government to make Changing Places toilets compulsory in new buildings to ensure that all people with disabilities can have access to a basic right – the use of a toilet.  Without a Changing Places toilet available, disabled children have to be changed on dirty toilet floors or in the…
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February 26, 2018 0

Benefit Issues in Easington

  On Wednesday I attended Citizen’s Advice’s event in Parliament in which they gave MPs a constituency breakdown of the main issues constituents are visiting Citizen’s Advice Bureau to seek advice about. The top issues affecting my constituents in Easington are household debt and benefit issues including the introduction of universal credit, and both of…
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February 23, 2018 0