Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

Ed Miliband – Speech on mental health to the Royal College of Psychiatrists

It is excellent to be here with you today at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I spoke a few weeks ago in Manchester about the future of our country. About the huge challenges Britain faces, as we attempt to rebuild our economy and create a stronger society. A country where everybody has a stake, where…
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October 30, 2012 0

Speech: The Public Service Pensions Bill

onday 29th October House of Commons The Public Service Pensions Bill, which we are currently considering reads like a done deal.  However Mr Speaker  – It is not a deal agreed with firefighters – particularly with regard to the normal pension age (NPA) and the proposed increases to the employees’ contributions. The government’s “offer” published…
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October 30, 2012 0

IWF Champion

I have recently become an IWF Champion which means I fully support the important work the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) does to remove child sexual abuse images on the internet.  The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal…
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October 25, 2012 0

POSTPONEMENT GIVES A PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

The statement by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirming the postponement of the proposed badger cull contained a shameful series of evasions and errors in seeking to justify the killing of badgers and the impractical methods the Coalition proposes to use.  Nevertheless, the Badger Trust still hopes the Government…
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October 24, 2012 0

Join Labour’s Switch Together Scheme to Save on Your Energy Bills

Energy bills are now one of the biggest costs facing households – but only 20% of people are currently on the cheapest deal. In the last few days more energy companies have announced another round of price hikes this winter. Hard-pressed families and businesses need more transparency on costs, pricing and profits to know whether…
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October 23, 2012 0

Easington MP pledges support to cut soaring energy bills

Easington MP Grahame Morris has pledged to help local residents struggling with fuel bills by signing up to Big Energy Saving Week. Big Energy Saving Week is a national campaign run by the Citizens Advice Bureau to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.  Citizens Advice…
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October 22, 2012 0

MP Campaigns to Stop Cuts to Compensation for Victims of Crime

Grahame Morris MP has called on the Government to confirm that they will not go ahead with plans to slash compensation for 90% of injured victims of crime. The Minister for Justice withdrew proposals to drastically cut the budget of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme following criticism from MPs on all sides at a Committee…
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October 19, 2012 0

NSK AWARDED £3.5 MILLION FROM REGIONAL GROWTH FUND

NSK Bearings Europe Ltd has been located at Peterlee, County Durham since 1976 and currently employs over 400 people. Producing automotive bearing products, it has been awarded a £3.5 million grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) The award from RGF Round Three will be supported by a further £23.5 million of investment being…
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October 19, 2012 0

Cameron’s “Bedroom Tax” will hit over 1300 East Durham Families.

Labour Party Conference has been an opportunity to focus on the challenges we face to rebuild Britain and our economy so it supports working people and not just a few at the top. I have been speaking and debating at fringe meetings during Conference about the living wage, and the need to tackle health inequalities,…
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October 11, 2012 0

NATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE CHARITY NEEDS YOU!

The national charity for raising awareness of Carbon Monoxide poisoning is calling out for your support Carbon Monoxide Awareness is a registered national charity based in the North West.  They actively support the victims of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and also successfully raise awareness of this deadly gas, known as the “silent killer”. The charity…
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October 10, 2012 0