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Member of Parliament for Easington

Period Dignity: Joint letter to the Chancellor

Dear Chancellor, We are relieved at the long overdue acknowledgment by the Government that it must take action to end period poverty. However we urge you to take a human rights approach to this issue and ensure universal free access to menstruating products in England, not just children at secondary schools and colleges. UNICEF says…
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March 19, 2019 0

CWU/YOUGOV POLL CONFIRMS SERIOUS UNEASE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET

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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March 13, 2019 0

Brexit

Tony Benn in his diaries, More Time for Politics, gave a timely warning relevant to Brexit: “I have been disappointed and worried by a dangerous cynicism about parliamentary government; a cynicism strengthened by the suspicion that Britain [is] being managed and not represented and that voters could never be sure that they are being told…
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March 12, 2019 0

Period Dignity: Easington MP welcomes pre-Spring Statement announcement

Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed a pre-Spring Statement announcement to provide free sanitary products in English secondary schools. Mr Morris is a supporter of Unite the Unions Period Dignity campaign. The campaign calls for changes in our workplaces, our places of education, and in society to make sanitary products freely accessible to women and…
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March 12, 2019 0

Why I Am Backing Greenpeace’s Campaign On Krill Fishing

A Greenpeace investigation has tracked the activities of the little-known krill fishing industry in the Antarctic over the last 5 years, to expose the risks of this fast-growing industry in one of the world’s most pristine regions. Krill trawling from boats from China, Norway and South Korea have all increased significantly in recent years. Greenpeace’s…
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March 20, 2018 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 SUPPORTS 51,000 STRONG CHANGING PLACES PETITION

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

I Am Supporting Fair Trade’s Five-Point Plan For Prosperity, Sustainability and Fairness

In countries from Fiji to Ghana to St Lucia Fairtrade is helping to deliver better working conditions, stronger workers’ rights and better environmental standards. A third of the countries which export fair trade goods are in the Commonwealth and are key trading partners of Britain, this leaves us especially well placed to influence them in…
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February 22, 2018 0

It’s Time To Ban Shock Collars

Did you know that electric shock collars are still #shockinglylegal in England? https://t.co/TGeTGBuoKC This video shows a dog being shocked for 11 seconds by one. They are unnecessary and cruel. Please share this video with your MP and ask them to #banshockcollars pic.twitter.com/GB6EHlScyu — Dogs Trust (@DogsTrust) February 20, 2018   I believe its time…
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February 21, 2018 0