Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Labour commits to indefinite tenancies for private renters

Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey has pledged that the next Labour Government will protect private renters in England from eviction with new ‘indefinite’ tenancies, based on rules currently in place in Germany. The change would revolutionise the private rental market. German tenancies last, on average, 11 years, compared to around 4 years in England.…
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March 9, 2019 0

International Women’s Day: Barbara Castle

In 1945, Barbara Castle was the youngest women to be elected in Labour’s post-war landslide, and became only the 4th British woman to sit in cabinet. She served as MP for Blackburn from 1945 to 1979, and until her record was broken in 2007, she was the longest serving MP in British history. Barbara Castle…
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March 8, 2019 0

New figures show library book issues have plummeted since 2011

New data reveals that the number of books issued from public libraries in the North East have fallen by 49% since 2011. The number of books borrowed in the North East has decreased from 13.5 million in 2011 to 6.9 million in 2018. The research, commissioned from the House of Commons Library by the Shadow…
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March 7, 2019 0

Easington MP welcomes latest Vbites update on former Walkers Crisps Factory site

Easington MP Grahame Morris spoke of a ‘new start’ for a Peterlee factory as Vbites announce that food production will recommence on the former Walkers Crisp’s site within the next three months. Vbites, owned by businesswoman, Heather Mills, took over the 180,000sq foot site in November, a year after PepsiCo closed the Walkers Crisps factory…
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March 4, 2019 0

Easington MP Challenges Government on Prescription Charges putting patients at risk of Life-Threatening Asthma Attacks

New research from charity Asthma UK reveals people with asthma are rationing their medication due to prescription costs and it’s causing asthma attacks and hospital admissions Easington MP Grahame Morris has today pledged to support a campaign that could help thousands of people with asthma in the North East who are struggling to pay for…
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February 26, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP Welcomes Local Charity Funding Boost

Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, has welcomed the news that two local charities have received funding from trusts funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. East Durham Partnership has received £20,000 of funding from the People’s Postcode Trust for their project Enterprise for Employment. The funding will provide vulnerable unemployed clients obtain training and support…
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February 19, 2019 0

Easington MP Calls for Pension Justice for Mineworkers and their Widows

A number of constituents have contacted me about the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, below is a list of actions Labour MPs representing former coal mining areas and I have taken to address this issue.  Key Actions A Labour government will commit to an immediate review of the mineworkers’ pension scheme and British Coal superannuation scheme surplus,…
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February 14, 2019 0

Grahame Morris MP Supports Bill to Prevent Future Bus Tragedies

On Wednesday 13th February Easington MP Grahame Morris supported a Parliamentary Bill that seeks to limit the driving hours worked by bus drivers on local routes, to prevent bus crashes caused through driver fatigue. The Bill has been introduced in response to the Coventry bus crash in 2015 which killed seven-year-old Rowan Fitzgerald and 76-year-old…
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February 14, 2019 0