Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors tackle online bullying

Grahame Morris MP attended a reception in Parliament with Facebook and youth charities, Childnet International and The Diana Award. The reception celebrated the roll-out of a major programme to offer every UK secondary school dedicated digital safety ambassadors. The ambassadors are young people trained to provide peer-to-peer support and online safety initiatives in secondary schools. Grahame met…
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February 26, 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

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