Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

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

Care of The Frail Elderly: Tackling The Funding Crisis in Social Care

The funding of health and social care services has been intensely debated in this Parliament. Set against a background of increasing demands on the NHS from a growing elderly population, pressure on funding due to a costly reorganisation and the requirement from Government to make annual four percent efficiency savings over the next four years,…
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November 29, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP – “Work Programme is a miserable failure”

Figures released today show that in Easington the Work Programme is comprehensively failing to get local people back to work. National figures show the Tory-led Government’s Work Programme has got only 2.3 per cent, or two in every hundred, applicants into jobs. Easington MP Grahame Morris said, “Today’s figures reveal the Work Programme is comprehensively…
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November 28, 2012 0

MP Slams Cuts to Compensation for Injured Victims

Local Labour MP Grahame Morris slammed Government cuts which mean that from 27 November, 90% of people who are attacked and seriously injured will see their compensation payment severely reduced or axed. For 50 years the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme has supported injured victims with relatively small payments which help them to make up for…
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November 28, 2012 0

Frontline Cuts Threaten Future Flood Response

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris warned that government cuts to frontline 999 services will hit the North East’s ability to weather more flooding. After severe weather caused more havoc across the region he paid tribute to the emergency services, especially the fire and rescue services in the north-east, particularly in Durham and Teesside, who have been…
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November 27, 2012 0