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Member of Parliament for Easington

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 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

My Full, Unabridged Speech On WASPI Women

Thank you (Speaker), I would first like to thank the Backbench business committee for granting this debate and the sponsors who have supported me in this application. WASPI is an issue which I, like many members, have been working very hard on and if this new session of Parliament has taught us anything it is…
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December 14, 2017 0

Headway – The Brain Injury Assocation, are doing fantastic work for people in the North East

Headway’s Acute Trauma Support is offering fantastic support for people with acquired brain injury in Easington. Based at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough but with a wider remit for the north east, Headway’s Acute Trauma Support nurse provides emotional and practical support, information and advice to family members and carers of people in the early…
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December 11, 2017 0

Grahame Morris MP condemns ‘nothing has changed’ budget from a government which is repeatedly failing the people of Easington

This week the Tory Government offered nothing to vulnerable children living in Easington. This is despite the Tories’ decision to cut taxes on the very banks whose reckless gambling triggered the financial crisis. John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, said ‘Philip Hammond had a choice, because austerity was always a political choice, not an…
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December 7, 2017 0