Grahame Morris MP

Member of Parliament for Easington

One Nation Labour

Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour Party Annual Conference 2012 Britain faces big challenges. From one million young people out of work, to stagnating wages and rising prices. We are two nations, with an economy that works for a few at the top, but not for working people. Ed Miliband has set out One Nation, Labour’s…
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October 10, 2012 0

Venezuelans Show The Way: There is an Alternative to Austerity

I would like to congratulate the Venezuelan Electoral Commission for demonstrating beyond doubt that their electronic voting system worked perfectly, and in the process, giving a lesson in democracy in action to many advanced societies. The CNE delivered a free, fair and completely transparent election. I was privileged to join politicians from a wide political…
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October 9, 2012 0

The Price of Democracy in Venezuela is Eternal Vigilance

I  am sending my report from the Caracas where I have been observing the election campaign and seeing the preparations for Sunday’s vote for the Presidency which undoubtedly will be the most important in Venezuela’s history. The integrity of the electoral process is taken very seriously in Venezuela. The National Electoral Commission which is similar…
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October 7, 2012 0

Public access to defibrillators

They often go unnoticed but at home, school, and in the workplace we are surrounded numerous safety precautions. Sprinkler systems and extinguishers protect us against fire, most homes have carbon monoxide and fire alarms, and cars are fitted with a plethora of safety devices from seat belts, airbags to crumple zones. However, we have no…
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October 7, 2012 0

Speech – Rally for Venezuela

As a newly elected Member of Parliament in the 2010 General Election I am proud to bring greetings and good wishes from the Labour Friends of Venezuela in the UK Parliament to this rally in London. As ordinary Venezuelans prepare to go to the polls, we must all be on our guard against the threat…
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October 5, 2012 0

Tackling Health Inequalities Improves Life Chances

Unfortunately, the official opening of the new Seaham Primary Care Centre was postponed this week due to adverse weather conditions. I hope it will go on to be as successful as other organisations in the constituency such as the excellent Healthworks in Easington which I have recently took the opportunity to make a further visit,…
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October 4, 2012 0

County Durham Super Fast Broadband a step closer

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) has given Durham County Council the official go-ahead to move into the procurement phase of its Digital Durham programme. The move means the authority can now start the process of appointing a commercial partner to support the roll-out of high-speed broadband across County Durham. Through the Digital Durham project, Durham County…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech – The Working Poor

Monday 1st October 2012 Labour Left Fringe Meeting Labour Party Conference, Manchester The UK economy continues to struggle. The Coalition Government’s promise of a private sector led recovery has failed to materialise, and it is the most vulnerable in society who are bearing the brunt of the “austerity” policy implemented by Cameron, Clegg & Co.…
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October 2, 2012 0

Speech – Health Inequalities

Monday 1st October, SHA Fringe Meeting, Labour Party Conference, Manchester  Health inequalities reflect the socio-economic inequalities that exist in our society. While increased funding in health services is part of the solution, focus must be given to policy areas such as housing, education, and employment. It is a shocking indictment of society that in 2012…
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October 2, 2012 0

Easington MP Questions the True Extent of Unemployment in East Durham

Easington MP Grahame Morris has demanded the Government changes the way they calculate unemployment figures after a new report shows unemployment is worse in East Durham than claimed by the Government. The Real Level of Unemployment in 2012 report by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research claims the actual level of unemployment in…
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September 28, 2012 0