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Grahame Morris’s voting in Parliament

Grahame Morris is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Grahame Morris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Grahame Morris’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Grahame Morris’s full vote analysis page for more.

Grahame Morris has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Animal Testing — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 25 Oct 2021

    The Minister is being very thorough on some of those points. We are not, as he alluded to in his opening remarks and again just now, arguing for the outcome of the comprehensive spending review to be huge additional resource. It is about skewing the huge sums of money that are available towards this particular area. That would be more efficacious and beneficial for everyone concerned.
  • Animal Testing — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 25 Oct 2021

    The Minister is being generous, and he will want to make progress. An example of a drug that went through extensive animal testing through the established processes is thalidomide. Animal testing is not infallible. We have discovered subsequently that some drugs that have been through established animal testing can be repurposed. We have now discovered that it is an extremely effective drug...
  • Animal Testing — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] 25 Oct 2021

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Elliot. I congratulate the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk (Martyn Day) on opening the debate and on the forceful and cogent argument he put forward to make the case for the petitioners. I also thank good and hon. Members across the House who have spoken so forcefully on this issue. I support petitions 581641 and 590216,...

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Labour MP for Easington

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Grahame Morris campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Radiotherapy
  • Beer: Excise Duties
  • Universal Credit
  • Mineworkers' Pension Scheme
  • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Transport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Mar 2020 to 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Transport Committee (5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention (28 Jun 2016 to 7 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
Address of donor: 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the administration and coordination of the NUJ Parliamentary Group of which I am the Chair, provided by Solidarity Consulting Ltd between 25 November 2020 and 24 November 2021, value £17,460

Date received: 25 November 2020 - 24 November 2021

Date accepted: 25 November 2020

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 26 November 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hotel accommodation for five nights during the Labour Party Conference, value £2,070

Date received: 24-29 September 2021

Date accepted: 24 September 2021

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 October 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Michelle Morris, as part-time Senior Secretary.

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