Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

UPDATE: Mineworkers Pension Scheme Debate

Due to Urgent Questions and Ministerial Statements the Mineworkers Pension Scheme Debate has been postponed due to the lack of parliamentary time. The debate will now take place on Monday 10th June.


June 4, 2019 0

Easington MP calls on the Government to give ex-miners a fair share of pension profits

Easington MP Grahame Morris will call on the Government to review the Mineworkers Pension Scheme and give ex-miners a fair share of their pension profits. Grahame Morris MP will lead a Backbench Business Debate following more than 100,000 people signing a petition about the Mineworkers Pension Scheme surplus sharing arrangements. Following the privatisation of the…
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June 4, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP backs East Durham Colleges Campaign for Fairer Funding

East Durham College joined forces with other colleges from across the UK this week, calling for the government to increase investment in further education. The Love Our Colleges campaign, which has ran from May 13th to May 17th, was created by the Association of Colleges (AoC). The campaign is designed to raise awareness about the…
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May 20, 2019 0

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme

Easington MP Grahame Morris has backed calls for a fair deal for former mineworkers. In a cross-party letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Morris calls on Philip Hammond to revise the Surplus Sharing arrangments to give former miners, and their families improved pensions for their decades of hard work. Under the current arrangements…
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April 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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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

Grahame Morris champions those affected by bowel cancer in Easington this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign #thisisbowelcancer, to shine a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April. Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer. Young, old, female or male – it affects…
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April 16, 2019 0

Macmillan Joining the Dots

Around 3,000 people in County Durham are diagnosed with cancer every year and an estimated 15,000 people in Durham are currently living with the disease – a figure which is expected to rise to 28,000 by 2030. Officially launched at the beginning of the year by the council and Macmillan Cancer Support, Joining the Dots…
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April 16, 2019 0

Austerity’s Victims ♿️

Those who share my beliefs about social justice, and in particular the cruel treatment of people with disabilities by this government, may be interested in a book, ‘Austerity’s Victims’, by Neil Carpenter which has recently been published. The case studies come from Neil’s work as a volunteer advocate for Cornwall Advocacy but it could just…
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April 15, 2019 0