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Member of Parliament for Easington

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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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 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

Remembering Peter Lee, the East Durham miner who fought for our area

Peter Lee, the namesake of Easington’s largest town and a great champion of East Durham, worked at Littleton Colliery in Pittington from the age of 10 before going on to become a local political figure and champion for East Durham. Lee was born in Trimdon Grange near Sedgefield and by just 21 years old was…
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February 15, 2018 0

Surgery Dates for February

Tuesday 13th February 10-12 @ Blackhall Community Centre, Hesleden Road, Blackhall, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS27 4LG Thursday 15th February 10-12 @ Haswell Mencap, Burt Close, Haswell, Durham, DH6 2DA Saturday 24th February 10-12 @ Dawdon Community Centre, Queen Alexandra Road, Dawdon, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7NH Please call 0191 5262828 to book an appointment.


February 9, 2018 0

The Gross Injustices Against Palestinian Child Prisoners

Today I was unable to attend the debate on Palestinian child detainees in Westminster Hall, but since I had been attending a committee and the debate was completely packed out. The case of Palestinian child prisoners is one of the great international injustices of our time, so I’ve decided to publish what I had intended…
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February 7, 2018 0