Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Grahame Morris MP Highlights Health Risks to Lonely Elderly in County Durham

Over 10,000 pensioners in County Durham could be suffering physical and mental health problems as a result of being lonely. Easington MP Grahame Morris highlighted loneliness as a major health and care issue to be taken seriously by government and local organisations alike. Mr Morris MP also called on people to join the Campaign to…
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December 12, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP urges all students to seize the Chance to be Chancellor

Digital challenge gives young people the opportunity to contribute to Youth Budget 2013  Grahame Morris MP is supporting the launch of the ‘Chance to be Chancellor’ and is calling on all young people in East Durham to take part. Organised by educational charity Citizenship Foundation in partnership with Aviva, Chance to be Chancellor is a…
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December 12, 2012 0

Winterbourne Scandal Demonstrates the Need for Greater Access to Freedom of Information

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris told ministers that the Winterbourne View hospital scandal demonstrates the need for greater Freedom of Information (FoI) access to publicly-funded bodies. The government is planning a “dramatic reduction” in the number of people with learning disabilities kept in hospitals in England following revelations that patients with learning difficulties were seriously abused…
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December 11, 2012 0

Follow the public pound

The longer David Cameron spends in power, the more he blushes over the U-turns he has made since assuming the mantle of prime ministerial office. In opposition, here is what the then prime minister-in-waiting had to say about extending the Freedom of Information Act: “We will expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act…
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December 11, 2012 0

LABOUR PUBLISHES DRAFT PRESS FREEDOM AND TRUST BILL

The Labour Party has published a draft Bill to implement Lord Leveson’s central recommendations of independent self regulation of the press – guaranteed by law. The draft Bill, called the ‘Press Freedom and Trust Bill,’ shows it is possible to bring forward proposals which support a strong free press, while being neither invasive nor cumbersome.…
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December 10, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP calls meeting to keep revellers safe over the festive period

Grahame Morris MP has called a meeting with newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg to discuss what action can be taken to reduce the number of glass and bottle related incidents over the festive period. According to the Home Office, there are about 87,000 violent incidents involving glass every year in the UK…
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December 6, 2012 0

To Save Lives The Government Must Prepare For More Extreme Weather

This week has been a stark reminder of the havoc and chaos that can be caused by the elements, with the North East hit for a second time this year by major flooding. The Emergency Services, and particularly the Fire and Rescue Service in Durham, have done a remarkable job, at a time when budget…
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December 6, 2012 0

Easington MP urges local companies to enlist in the Veterans Interview Programme to support Veterans back to work

Labour’s Veterans Interview Programme (VIP) scheme, in which companies voluntarily guarantee an interview for job seeking ex-Forces or other forms of increased employment support, is being rolled out nationally by the DWP.  Leading UK employers have signed up to the scheme, including O2, Greggs, Centrica and John Lewis, and now the DWP is offering guidance…
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December 5, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Calls for Improvements in Services for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Local M.P., Grahame Morris, joined women affected by ovarian cancer from across the country, to call for local action to address variations in the quality of ovarian cancer services. Ovarian cancer charity, Ovacome, has brought together a range of information about the quality of ovarian cancer services across England to help drive improvements where they…
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November 30, 2012 0

Local MP Calls on Cameron and Osborne to Stop the New Year Fuel Rise

Easington MP Grahame Morris is calling on the Chancellor to cancel the government’s New Year 3p per litre petrol tax rise that will hit local people hard when it comes into force on 1st January 2013. Mr Morris has slammed the Conservative-led Government for being out of touch with local people and the rising cost…
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November 30, 2012 0