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Graham urges Council to take up additional funding for Superfast Broadband

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Bewholme Visit to Elliott EggsMember of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has written to East Riding of Yorkshire Council to urge it to take up additional funding, made available from central Government to extend the reach of the Broadband East Riding project.

Mr Stuart said, “In February the Secretary of State announced the additional funding, worth £250 million across the whole of the UK, with £5 million earmarked for East Riding.  (more…)

Graham joins Rob to promote Cycle Safety in memory of Tim

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Graham and Rob during their cycle ride in September

Graham and Rob during their cycle ride in September

Rob Andrew’s brother, Tim Andrew, aged 50 from Hornsea, was killed riding his bike between Hornsea and Beverly in 2010 and now Rob has spoken out to promote cycling safety and to urge road users to drive cautiously around cyclists.

Speaking about his brother, Rob from Hornsea said, “Tim never passed his driving test so he cycled everywhere, ensuring his bikes were in good working order and always wearing a helmet, high-visibility clothing and lights on his bike. 

“Tim was on his way to work, when he was struck by a lorry from behind, he never regained consciousness from the accident and died in hospital later that day.” (more…)

Graham hunts for a Defibrillator in Great Hatfield

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
L-R Fred Skinner, David Thorne, Graham Stuart MP, David Acaster, Sandra Thompson, Ray Thompson, Linda Acaster at the Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield

L-R Fred Skinner, David Thorne, Graham Stuart MP, David Acaster, Sandra Thompson, Ray Thompson, Linda Acaster at the Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield

During his cycle ride last month, Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, called in at Great Hatfield to meet residents and councillors to find out if there was a public access defibrillator in the village.  

Commenting on the visit Graham said, “I didn’t find a public access defibrillator in Great Hatfield but residents were keen to explore the possibilities of getting one.  Since that time I’ve been contacted by Ray and Sandra Thompson at the Wrygarth Inn to say they’ve decided to start fund raising for a defibrillator in Great Hatfield.

“This is really good news for the village, and Ray and Sandra should be applauded for taking the lead on the fundraising.” (more…)

Graham writes to Thurrock and Wakefield Councils to call on them to observe the Government Guidelines on Elective Home Education

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Thurrock

Wakefield

Graham supports call for better careers advice

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Bishop Burton College - Careers Advice visitGraham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness and Chair of the Education Select Committee visited Bishop Burton College to chat to students about the importance of careers advice from an early age.

With a follow-up inquiry into careers guidance by the House of Commons Education Select Committee imminent, Mr. Stuart used the meeting to speak to students about their own experience of careers advice and to understand how knowledgeable they were of the options available to them after secondary education. (more…)

MP takes to the street to recruit young people to innovative youth training course

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Mike Wrightson, delivery officer CatZero; Paul Hartley, associate director of communications & marketing TIR Training; Pete Tighe, programme manager CatZeroMember of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart MP has taken to the streets to recruit participants to an innovative training programme for young people who are not in work, education or training.

Earlier this year Graham helped to secure sponsorship for the programme from TIR Training and Deflog VQ Trust when he raised the issues around youth unemployment and homelessness with their Chief Executive, Paul Downey.  Graham’s now helping to recruit young people to the programme which is run by Hull based charity, CatZero.   The charity wants to recruit up to 14 young people between the ages of 19 and 28 years old from the East Riding for its latest programme, which starts in October. (more…)

Graham to be a panellist for Education Question Time in Hessle

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Education Question Time flyerGraham is to be a member of the panel for Education Question Time at Hessle Methodist Church on Friday 31st October.

If you would like to take part in the event then please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-riding-education-question-time-tickets-13043033063 to register for a free ticket.

Graham Celebrates Victory in Humberside Must Go Campaign

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Graham with David Gold from Royal Mail, celebrating the campaign victory

Graham with David Gold from Royal Mail, celebrating the campaign victory

Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness in East Yorkshire, Graham Stuart, is celebrating news received from Royal Mail’s Chief Executive, Moya Greene, that the use of the former county name ‘Humberside’ has been removed from the data it sells to businesses.

The MP, who launched an innovative campaign using specially designed campaign stickers to support residents who wanted to return unwanted, wrongly addressed mail said:

“This is a victory for my constituents.  Continually, from when I was elected in 2005 I heard from constituents irritated and exasperated by the continued use of the defunct term Humberside on mail and during online ordering.  I spent years battling Royal Mail behind the scenes, coming to grips with why they couldn’t simply remove the outdated county names from the data they sell to their customers.  My conclusion was that they could do so easily; they countered by saying their customers liked using the old county names for logistics purposes.  I didn’t buy that for a minute. (more…)

MP Supports Petition from Swinemoor Flood Action Group

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Swinemoor Flood Action Group Sept 14

Graham Stuart MP receiving a copy of the petition from David Nicholson from Swinemoor Flood Action Group.

On Wednesday 17th September, Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness held one of his regular drop-in surgeries at the Cherry Tree Community Centre in Beverley.  At the surgery he was met by members of the Swinemoor Flood Action Group who presented him with a copy of a petition from local residents to East Riding of Yorkshire Council asking them to investigate problems with the drainage system in the area.

The petition, which has been signed by over 400 residents will be presented to Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee next month by East Riding of Yorkshire Councillors, David Elvidge, Elaine Aird, Kerri Harold and Dominic Peacock. (more…)

MP launches community defibrillator in Roos

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Graham with Cllrs Arthur Hodgson and Jackie Cracknell and heat teacher Marlene Miller and some of the pupils at Roos

Graham with Cllrs Arthur Hodgson and Jackie Cracknell and head teacher Marlene Miller and some of the pupils at Roos

Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness joined staff, pupils and parents at Roos Primary School for the launch of a defibrillator for the community.

Commenting about the launch, Graham said, “There are around 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests across the UK every year and if a defibrillator is with the patient within four minutes then the chance of survival increases by about 10%.

“In order to get the machine to the patient quickly there needs to be one close-by, and everybody needs to know where it is and how to get it.  The machines are self-explanatory and anybody can use them even without being trained, although a two hour training course will increase confidence if faced with an emergency situation. (more…)