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James Morris MP: Conservative - Halesowen & Rowley Regis

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Home Secretary backs safer travel action in Halesowen 

12 Mar 14

A top Government Minister spoke of her determination to get illegal knives off the streets during a visit to Halesowen on the first anniversary of the murder of Leasowes student Christina Edkins.

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Lutley Primary pupils make climate pledge 

11 Mar 14

Local Member of Parliament James Morris joined children at Lutley Primary School in Halesowen, and a top academic from Birmingham City University, as part of their work for Climate Week.

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New apprentices deliver £2.3m boost to Halesowen & Rowley Regis businesses 

5 Mar 14

Local MP James Morris is urging more firms in Halesowen Rowley Regis to follow his lead and take on an apprentice after new figures revealed the benefit to businesses in the constituency to be a staggering £2.3million last year.

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James launches third edition of his energy saving guide 

4 Feb 14

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris has published a new edition of his booklet on saving money on heating and electricity bills, following on from the popular guides that he published in 2012 and 2013.

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Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeship Information Roadshow 

21 Jan 14

Jaguar Land Rover are recruiting 150 apprentices across the West Midlands, to start in September 2014.

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New treatment unit up and running at Rowley Hospital 

15 Jan 14

A new GP-led assessment and treatment centre has opened at Rowley Regis Hospital to help relieve pressure on AE departments at Russells Hall and Sandwell General this winter.

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James Morris pays tribute to Black Country food bank 

18 Dec 13

Speaking in a debate in the House of Commons, James Morris pays tribute to the wide-ranging work of the Black Country food bank.

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Merry Christmas Prime Minister: Izzy wins schools’ Christmas card competition 

17 Dec 13

A Halesowen schoolgirl’s Christmas scene is set to make its way to 10 Downing Street after she won a local schools’ Christmas card competition.

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James Morris speaks in debate on future of children’s centres in Dudley 

11 Dec 13

Speaking in a Parliamentary debate on the future of children’s centres in Dudley, James Morris raises his concerns that although the proposals to close centres has been withdrawn, the council is still consulting on the issue and may return with a …

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James Morris jointly leads debate on mental health and police procedures 

28 Nov 13

James Morris jointly leads a debate on mental health and police procedures and calls for a review of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act so that people are detained in a health-based place of safety as opposed to a police custody suite, which is an …

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Response to Consultation on Closure of Children’s Centre in Dudley 

25 Nov 13

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris has responded to Dudley Council’s consultation paper, opposing the Council’s plans to close 7 of the borough’s 20 children’s centres and to make a further 9 “satellite centres” with reduced staffing levels and …

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Save Tenterfields Children’s Centre 

19 Nov 13

Dudley Council is planning to close Tenterfields Children’s Centre in Halesowen and to reduce the hours and staffing at Little Hands Children’s Centre in Cradley and at Olive Hill.

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Improving access to psychological therapies 

16 Oct 13

James Morris leads a Parliamentary debate on psychological therapies and calls on the Government to commit to a 28-week waiting time target for access to psychological therapies.

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Have your say 

14 Oct 13

As your Member of Parliament I am working hard to do everything I can to bring about real changes that improve life in Halesowen Rowley Regis for us all.

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Record turn-out for MP’s Jobs Fair 

9 Oct 13

More than one and a half thousand local jobseekers attended the second Halesowen Rowley Regis Jobs Fair, organised by local MP James Morris, at the Cradley Heath Salvation Army building.

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Success! Eliza Tinsley ward reopened at Rowley Regis Hospital 

13 Sep 13

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed th first patients to the newly-reopened Eliza Tinsley ward at Rowley Regis Hospital, nearly three and a half years after the old ward closed its doors.

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Tesco boost for Halesowen & Rowley Regis Jobs Fair 

6 Sep 13

The second annual Halesowen Rowley Regis Jobs Fair has received a massive boost with confirmation that Tesco will be using the event to recruit for their new superstore in Stourbridge.

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Second Halesowen & Rowley Regis jobs fair to offer more opportunities for local people 

22 Aug 13

Local MP James Morris is calling on jobseekers in the area to join him for the second Halesowen Rowley Regis Jobs Fair as part of his crusade to help local people into work.

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“Help into Employment” event TODAY 

26 Jul 13

James is teaming up with the Lion Farm Action Centre and Sandwell Employment Network to holding a special Help into Employment event for people in Rowley at the Brickhouse Community Centre between 11am and 3pm today .

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James welcomes new job figures 

18 Jul 13

James Morris has welcomed the latest employment figures, which shows a continuing improving in the local jobs market.

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James joins Halesowen Priamry pupils for 175th anniversary celebrations 

17 Jul 13

Local MP James Morris joined Halesowen C of E Primary School pupils for a service to celebrate the school’s 175th anniversary.

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James takes on new mental health role 

10 Jul 13

James Morris, Member of Parliament for Halesowen Rowley Regis, has been chosen to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health.

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James Morris highlights new ward at Rowley Regis Hospital in Parliament 

4 Jul 13

James Morris highlights the reopening of a ward at Rowley Regis hospital this autumn and calls for a debate on Government steps to ensure that local health service priorities are driven by doctors to improve services provided to patients.

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Halesowen & Rowley Regis voters invited to “co-sponsor” Referendum Bill 

3 Jul 13

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris is calling on local residents to “co-sponsor” a draft law that would legislate for an EU referendum.

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MP brings residents together for community clean-up 

1 Jul 13

Local councillors, residents and community volunteers came together to clean up the area around KFC and the Travelodge in Halesowen.

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James Morris backs HS2 investment as vital for the west midlands economy 

26 Jun 13

James Morris backs investment in HS2 as it is vital for the west midlands economy, will free-up capacity on the regional rail network and allow our regional economies to compete and succeed.

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Success in campaign to address “eye-sore” 

24 May 13

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris is claiming success in his long-running campaign to bring shop fronts in Halesowen High Street up to scratch.

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James calls for money for new Sandwell hospital 

21 May 13

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has taken his campaign for a new Sandwell “super hospital” to the top.

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James welcomes parking improvements at Rowley Regis station 

16 May 13

James Morris has welcomed the news that plans to expand the car park at Rowley Regis station have been given a green light by Centro.

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James Morris speaks in debate on the Queen’s Speech 

14 May 13

Speaking in a debate on the Queen’s Speech, James Morris backs efforts to keep the cost of living under control in particular proposals to ensure that energy consumers are put on the cheapest tariff available.

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More than 200 vacancies at MP’s Apprenticeship Fair tomorrow 

2 May 13

More than 200 apprenticeships and training places will be up for grabs at tomorrow’s Apprenticeship Fair being organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.

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Minister lined up for Apprenticeship Fair 

22 Apr 13

Government Minister Matthew Hancock has been confirmed as the guest of honour at the Halesowen Rowley Regis Apprenticeship and Skills Fair on 3rd May.

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Budget Debate 

25 Mar 13

James Morris welcomes measures to help wealth creators deliver the economic activity needed for growth and also measures to help to make things a bit easier for families who are working hard to get on and build a better life.

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You’re Hired: Rowley Resident Becomes MP’s Apprentice 

16 Mar 13

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris has marked National Apprenticeship Week by recruiting an apprentice to support his work in his constituency office in Halesowen.

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James calls on PM to act on knife crime 

13 Mar 13

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP has urged the Prime Minister to change the law to make sure that people carrying knives illegally in public can expect to receive a prison sentence.

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Social care reforms offer “peace of mind” 

22 Feb 13

Halesowen Rowley Regis MP James Morris has welcomed changes to the way that social care for the elderly is paid for.

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New booklet on cutting energy costs 

20 Feb 13

Local MP James Morris has published a new edition of his booklet on saving money on heating bills.

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James Morris welcomes Government investment in infrastructure 

13 Feb 13

James Morris welcomes infrastructure investment which is vital to the economy’s long-term prosperity.

Vacancy for an apprentice to work in James Morris’ Halesowen office 

1 Feb 13

James is advertising for an apprentice administrative assistant to work in his constituency office whilst studying for a Level 2 qualification in Business and Administration at Halesowen College readmore…

Making Up Our Minds: A collection of essays on improving our approach to mental health 

15 Jan 13

James has compiled a collection of essays by Conservative MPs on improving the approach that society and the various parts of government take to mental health.

2020 Vision – An Agenda for Transformation 

8 Jan 13

James has contributed to a new pamphlet, published by the Legatum Institute, that sets out a range of ideas for how to address the challenges facing the country.

Chancellor backs new Midlands Metropolitan Hospital 

5 Dec 12

James Morris, MP for Halesowen Rowley Regis, has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that a new hospital for Sandwell is the prime candidate in the health sector to launch the Treasury’s new PF2 public/private finance scheme.

James lobbies Chancellor for new Sandwell hospital 

28 Nov 12

After meeting with local doctors and local health authorities, James Morris has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to ask him to support a new hospital for Sandwell.

Have your say: Should prisoners be allowed to vote? 

28 Nov 12

Tell me what you think about whether people serving prison sentences should be allowed to vote in General and local elections.

MP joins police chief on night patrol 

20 Nov 12

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has joined Halesowen’s Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Dez Lambert, on a patrol of the town’s trouble hot-spots.

James chosen to lead on local growth 

13 Nov 12

Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has been elected as the new Co-Chairman of an influential cross-Party group looking at ways that local communities can stimulate economic growth.

Annual Report 2011/12 

6 Nov 12

James has published his latest Annual Report, setting out some of the work that he has been doing on behalf of people in Halesowen Rowley Regis, both in Parliament and here in the constituency.

James Morris welcomes Bill to cut red tape in planning process 

5 Nov 12

James Morris backs the Growth and Infrastructure Bill Second Reading which will go some way to speed up the planning process which is discouraging business investment and new infrastructure.

Final chance for students to enter national product design competition 

18 Oct 12

Local secondary school students have just a few days left to enter a national product design competition to find the next James Dyson. The We Made It! competition invites young people aged 13-16 to submit designs and ideas for a gadget, gizmo, toy or tool they’d like to see made. Students have until…

Supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Halesowen Barclays bank staff 

16 Oct 12

Staff at Halesowen’s branch of Barclays Bank took time out to back the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris joined bank staff and customers at the tea and cake stall, which raised £297.06 for the charity. Barclays Bank have promised…

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