Grahame Morris

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Grahame Morris
Member of Parliament
for Easington
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by John Cummings
Majority 14,982 (42.5%)
Personal details
Born (1961-03-13) 13 March 1961 (age 54)

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Nationality British
Political party Labour
Website Official Website

Grahame Mark Morris[2] (born 13 March 1961) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Easington, replacing the previous Labour MP John Cummings, who decided to step down.[3]

Early Life[edit]

Born in 1961, Morris was educated at Peterlee Grammar School. He first worked as a medical lab officer, but has been involved with politics since 1987 when he become a District Councillor for Easington. He had worked as a researcher for previous MP John Cummings since 2003, and was also Secretary of Easington Constituency Labour Party. He lives in Seaham, County Durham, with his wife and family.[4]

Parliamentary Career[edit]

Morris was one of a handful of Labour MPs newly-elected in 2010 which are considered to be on the left of the party politically[5] He was one of 16 signatories of an open letter to Ed Miliband in January 2015 calling on the party to commit to oppose further austerity, take rail franchises back into public ownership and strengthen collective bargaining arrangements[6]

In Parliament he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Meg Hillier and served on the Health Committee

Morris chairs the Labour Friends of Palestine & the Middle East.[7] He presented the motion in Parliament calling on the government to formally recognise Palestinian statehood[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grahame Morris MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Crown Office: List of members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette (59418). 13 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Election 2010: Easington". BBC Election 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Profile – Grahame Morris". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Jones, Owen (14 March 2015). "Yes, there is still life for the left after Tony Benn and Bob Crow". Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Eaton, George (26 January 2015). "The Labour left demand a change of direction - why their intervention matters". New Statesman. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Dysch, Marcus (22 September 2014). "Ed Miliband defends Labour stance on Gaza conflict". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Grahame Morris on MPs recognising state of Palestine". BBC. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Cummings
Member of Parliament for Easington
2010–present
Incumbent