Supporting hard working families
Around Halesowen and Rowley Regis there are many hard working people who want to know that politicians are on their side. I understand these pressures as a family man and father of two young children.
Residents rightly want to know that their taxes are being spent effectively on improving people’s lives and that commitments are being made to help them get by. In practice this means focusing on issues such as tackling benefit fraud, ensuring big business pays their fair share into society and putting extra money into people’s back pockets where possible.
- 25th November 2013
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 opening times. read more »
- 19th November 2013
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.
Please sign the petition below to oppose the closure of Tenterfields and call on the Council to find alternative ways to make the necessary savings. read more »
- 14th October 2013
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.
I am here to represent you, whether you voted for me or not - and so I want to listen to what's important to you, and do what I can to help.
Please take a few moments to complete the survey read more »
- 19th June 2013
Local MP James Morris is inviting older people in Halesowen and Rowley Regis to come speak to him at a special advice surgery.
The MP is holding the session on Friday, June 28 at the Halesowen Project for the Elderly at the Queensway Centre in Halesowen.
Older residents will be able to go along to raise any issues of concern – such as questions about pensions, social care or problems with anti-social behaviour – and no appointments are necessary.
James is encouraging older people in the area to come and speak to him about whatever is on their mind: read more »
- 18th March 2013
James Morris, Member of Parliament for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, joined young people from across the country and the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the launch of the Youth Budget.
The event, organised by the Citizenship Foundation, discussed proposals that young people would like the Chancellor to include in his Budget this week – ranging across health, education and training, crime and the economy.
The Youth Budget was drawn up after a national vote amongst 14-18 year olds. read more »
- 15th March 2013
In his latest video diary, James reflects on the terrible murder of Leasowes student Christine Edkins and talks about the measures that he is calling for to tackle knife crime and make our communities safer.
James also speaks about action to boost apprenticeships and skills in Halesowen and Rowley Regis, as well as looking forward to the upcoming Budget.
- 20th February 2013
Local MP James Morris has published a new edition of his booklet on saving money on heating bills.
The guide updates the practical advice contained in last year’s booklet on how residents can make their home more energy efficient and so save money on their energy bills.
There is also information on financial assistance that people can receive for making these efficiencies or for help in heating their home, including a new section on the Green Deal that was launched last week, which offers cheap loans to all home owners to improve their energy efficiency. read more »
- 21st December 2012
Shoppers at Asda in Halesowen helped to make Christmas a little easier for some of the most vulnerable people in the community by donating food and household goods for distribution by a local charity.
Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris joined volunteers from the Black Country Food Bank to ask people doing their last-minute Christmas shopping to add an extra item to their shopping list to help people in crisis. read more »
- 31st May 2012
James took time out from meetings to read some of his favourite children’s stories to nursery pupils at a Halesowen school.
The Member of Parliament joined up with Bookstart and Dudley Council for the story-time session at Hasbury CofE School, to celebrate the twentieth birthday of Bookstart, the national early-years reading programme. read more »
- 28th May 2012
In the House of Commons last week I raised a question about the importance of affordable and available childcare, to help parent who wish – or need – to return to work.
Last week’s jobs figures showed a second successive fall in the number of people unemployed in Halesowen and Rowley Regis, and a large increase in the number of people in work compared to at the time of the last election. read more »