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Member of Parliament for Easington

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

The Tories’ Cuts to Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

Today in Parliament there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on future entitlement to free school meals and the pupil premium. The Government’s is due to lay out legislation in the coming weeks which would seek to introduce an earnings threshold for families entitled to free school meals, with families with one child and…
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February 6, 2018 0

The North-East’s MPs Joint Letter on Transport Investment in the Region

Last week all of Labour’s 26 MPs in the North East sent a joint letter to the Department for Transport calling for the huge funding disparity between London and the North East to be addressed. Londoners are currently receiving more than twice as much investment in transport as the North of England as a whole.…
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February 5, 2018 0

PLASTIC FREE PARLIAMENT: MPS URGED TO GET THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER IN THE WAR ON PLASTICS

• Plastic Free Parliament campaign urges Parliament to abstain from using single-use plastics to help fight ocean plastic pollution crisis • Surfers Against Sewage investigation uncovers that over 2 million avoidable single-use plastic items were purchased across the Parliamentary estate in 2017 • Plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers, condiment sachets, coffee cups and water bottles revealed…
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February 2, 2018 0

Local MP highlights charity funding opportunity

APPLY FOR UP TO £20,000 FOR YOUR CHARITY GROUP IN 2018! Local MP Grahame Morris is asking community groups and local charities across Easington to think about what they could do with up to £20,000 this year. Charities and community groups can apply to receive grants of between £500 and £20,000 raised by players of…
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February 2, 2018 0

The Government’s Failure To Prioritise Jobs in the North-East

Unfortunately I am a bit under the weather and have lost my voice, for that reason I wasn’t able to speak in today’s Opposition day debate on the Government’s new assessments about the impact of Brexit on the economy. Following the yesterday’s embarrassing leak of the summary assessments by Buzzfeed, I was relieved the government…
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January 31, 2018 0

Why I Will Be Backing Lucy’s Law

I am joining with dozens of other MPs from across party lines who are calling for an immediate ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third parties. This proposal is following on from Labour’s election commitment last summer to ban the third party sale of puppies, with Theresa May having recently…
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January 18, 2018 0

In its current form the EU Withdrawal Bill is failing to protect fundamental rights

The Conservatives are failing to protect our fundamental rights in the EU Withdrawal Bill as it currently stands. The bill removes the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights despite the government’s supposed commitment to preserving rights currently enshrined under EU law. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, the Fawcett Society, National Aids Trust and…
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January 16, 2018 0