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Fury as Morecambe’s MP questions TV reports highlighting poverty in his constituency, blocks critics online

14/12/17: Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris is coming under increasing fire for his treatment of his own constituents affected by poverty - and mass blocking concerned voters who contacted him on social media, after two TV news reports highlighted the issue in Morecambe

Labour bids to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ as local foodbank use soars

16/11/17: A Labour motion backing a parliamentary bid to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ among children – as well as a rise of more than 80 per cent in the use of foodbanks in Lancaster - has been passed by Lancaster City Council

Morris holds Morecambe & Lunesdale against 9.7% Labour rise

9/6/17: 09.06.17 David Morris has held Morecambe & Lunesdale for the Conservatives with 21,773 votes; his majority reduced to 1,399, down from 4,590 in 2015. Vikki Singleton saw Labour's share of the vote increase by 9.7%.

Rise in service veterans on our streets prompts questions from Morecambe MP David Morris

2/2/17: Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has challenged the government on the number of homeless military service veterans on the streets in the UK - and the response led us to figures that depict a shocking rise in homeless numbers in the North West - and veterans suffering mental health issues.

Morecambe MP David Morris caught up in further expenses furore

21/11/16: Local MP David Morris is caught up in another Parliamentary expenses row, after House of Commons records apparently revealed he claimed £1,400 for driving in the UK - while he was on official foreign trips.

Tory plan to make Lancaster's Bulk & Skerton Wards part of Morecambe leaked

9/11/16: Last week Morecambe MP David Morris wrote to his constituents to tell them that it would be better for their constituency to incorporate half of Lancaster - rather than all of it.

Cat Smith MP hits back at "inappropriate" election expenses claims, David Morris also facing investigation

25/5/16: 25.05.16 Lancaster and Morecambe MP Cat Smith. Photo: Gus Campbell Photography/The Labour Party Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has hit back at claims raised on a political blog that she filed improper expenses for last year's General Election campaign.

Morecambe MP David Morris Had Official "Credit Card" Suspended

7/3/16: 14 MPs - including Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris - have had their taxpayer-funded credit cards blocked after running up debts worth £27,000. The news breaks just one month after David Morris called on the Labour leader of Lancaster City Council to resign after "mismanaging" the council's finances.

Morecambe's MP hits back at critics after floods

9/12/15: Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has responded to critics of his work during this week's floods, who claimed he was nowhere in evidence during the disaster. Some Skerton residents derided his perceived lack of presence online, pointing to Lancaster MP Cat Smith's work in her constituency. Some also emailed him direct to challenge his actions, while others sprang to his defence.

Morecambe MP backs Air Attacks on Syria

3/12/15: Despite growing public concern at further war in the Middle East, Morecambe MP David Morris voted in favour of British air attacks on Syria in Parliament last night. Mr Morris believes RAF weapons are so accurate they will only kill Islamic State militants.

Morecambe's MP seeks answers on investment for the town - and third Heysham reactor

17/7/15: David MorrisMorecambe MP David Morris has again been pushing for new nuclear development, along with an appeal for White Lund Industrial Estate to qualify for an enterprise zone application and for Morecambe to be considered for coastal communities investment this week.

Government cuts not to blame for staff and wage cuts at Beaumont College, says MP David Morris

7/7/15: Beaumont College. Photo © CopyrightRoger May,licensed forreuseunder thisCreative Commons LicenceMorecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has hit back at claims that government cuts are the cause of staff and wage cuts at Skerton-based Beaumont College, which is run by the national charity, SCOPE.

Labour's Cat Smith takes Lancaster & Fleetwood seat

8/5/15: 08.05.15 Cat Smith Labour's Cat Smith has snatched the Lancaster Fleetwood seat away from previous incumbent Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative) with a margin of 1,265 votes.

David Morris email alleges local groups lied about NHS policy impacts and forged petition signatures

28/4/15: Morecambe Lunsedale candidates Steve Ogden (UKIP) and Phil Chandler (Green) receiving the 38 Degrees NHS petition signed by 1,695 residents of the constituency Lancaster Fleetwood candidates Chris Coates (Green), Cat Smith (Labour), Matthew Atkins (UKIP), Robin Long (Lib Dem) and Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative) receiving the 38 Degrees NHS petition signed by 1,781 residents of the constituency...

Just 1100 Lancaster University students registered to vote as final deadline looms

20/4/15: Lancaster University magazine subtext reports on the large Lancaster University Students Union stall in Alexandra Square today, complete with model of Big Ben, encouraging Lancaster students to register to vote.

Election Forecast poll suggests Labour's Amina Lone is front runner in Morecambe's MP race

7/4/15: Amina Lone and supporters - but does she have enough to swing the Morecambe and Lunesdale seat? Research available through a new site by campaign group 38 Degrees offering voters an insight into which party best suits their views suggests Labour's Amina Lone has a good chance of beating sitting Tory MP David Morris in next month's General Election battle.

Head in the Sands - MP Morris calls again for a Bay Tunnel

23/1/15: Morecambe Bay BAE Systems announced in December that Costain, who won the County Council construction contract for the Heysham-M6 Link road, have won a further contract in a £300m+ scheme to upgrade its Barrow-in-Furness shipyard in preparation to build a replacement for the Royal Navy's Vanguard class Trident nuclear submarines.

Greens choose Quaker chaplain Phil Chandler as Prospective Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale

20/1/15: Phil Chandler with Clare Long Summers, the local Green Party's 200th member. Photo: The Green Party IT Manager and Morecambe residentPhil Chandler has been selected by North Lancashire Green Party as the Green Party Prospective Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Rip-Off Railways? Lancaster Labour candidate slams rail fare rises

5/1/15: Cat Smith at Lancaster Railway StationCat Smith, the Labour candidate for Lancaster and Fleetwood, has hit out at new rail fare rises which mean season tickets for people living in Lancaster up by as much as 29% per cent since 2010.

'No Health Sell-Off' signs raised as Scotforth households step up

24/12/14: Households across Hala make their point Rows of houses in streets across Scotforth East have taken a collective stand against the irreversible sell-off of their health services to America by raising Cameron Hunt Estate Agency boards with the clear message to veto the NHS from the EU-US trade deal called TTIP.