Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

MP URGES PEOPLE TO CALL HOME HEAT HELPLINE

5300 households in East Durham entitled to help with their fuel bills New research reveals that around 5300 households in East Durham are entitled to help with their energy costs and local MP Grahame Morris is encouraging people to call a free helpline to find out about the assistance available. Nationally, more than one in…
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November 27, 2012 0

Local MP Grahame Morris champions energy efficiency awareness in the home

Easington MP Grahame Morris today promised to support the national “Hole in the Roof” campaign by pledging to make an energy efficiency change in their home. “Hole in the Roof” is an innovative campaign designed to raise the awareness of energy efficiency and encourages people to take action by giving them practical advice on the…
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November 21, 2012 0

Five Hundred More Jobless in East Durham – Call Time On Failed Jobs Plan

Easington MP Grahame Morris has hit out after the latest unemployment figures show the Coalition Government is failing to rebalance the economy and deliver growth to areas hardest hit by recession. The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Easington continues to rise. The claimant count currently stands at 3,444, up 18% over the previous…
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November 20, 2012 0

Local MP backs GO 20 campaign for safer walking and cycling in Road Safety Week

Grahame Morris MP is backing a national campaign launched today (19 Nov) appealing to drivers and authorities to GO 20, to bring about a 2012 legacy of safe walking and cycling for everyone. Brake, the road safety charity, alongside a GO 20 coalition, is appealing to drivers to slow down to 20mph around homes, schools…
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November 19, 2012 0

Health Ministers Disconnected from the Practicalities of Commissioning Effective Cancer Treatment

North East health campaigner EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris highlighted the government’s failure to invest in life-saving innovative radiotherapy during a Ministerial statement on the ‘Mandate’ that the Health Secretary sets for the NHS Commissioning Board. He pressed new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his lack of urgency in providing new radiography equipment to meet the…
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November 16, 2012 0

WE NEED A MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY FIT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The NHS is an incredible British institution and I am proud to belong to a party that values and prioritises our national health service. But the NHS needs to be able to adapt to new challenges and priorities, one of which is mental health. This week I opened Mental Health North East’s Making it Happen…
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November 15, 2012 0

Grahame Morris MP Condemns Draconian Cuts to Victims’ Compensation

Labour MP Grahame Morris has slammed the Government’s cuts to compensation for injured victims of crime as punitive and draconian. The Easington MP voted against the Government’s cuts to compensation for over 90% of seriously injured victims of violent crime and for the dependants of murder victims.  However the vote was passed on Monday night,…
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November 14, 2012 0

Speech: Where is Austerity Taking Us

  This week marks the half way point of this Parliament and the Coalition Government. This means we are now closer to the next election than we are to the last one. It’s a good time to take stock of what David Cameron has achieved so far, after promising an “age of austerity”, and see where…
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November 9, 2012 0

A Sensible and Considered Approach to Gun Controls

This week I held a debate in the House of Commons about the tragic shootings that shocked the Horden community almost a year ago. Unfortunately, the Government has made slow progress listening to the calls for a more efficient and effective gun licensing regime. While I welcome the Home Office Minister’s sympathetic tone to the…
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November 8, 2012 0

Fire Service Facing a Life-Threatening Crisis Due to Coalition Cuts

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris warns that North East fire fighting services are facing a life-threatening crisis due to Coalition cuts. “Put bluntly, the cuts threaten lives,” he said. Mr Morris joined representatives from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Darlington, and Cleveland fire brigades in a mass lobby of Parliament. “The aim is to…
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November 8, 2012 0