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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 I spent years battling Royal Mail behind the scenes, coming to grips with why they couldn’t simply remove the outdated county names from the data they sell to their customers.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…)
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…)
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…)
Graham has spoken out against a proposal to extend the boundary of Hull City Council that would see the parishes of Hedon, Preston and Bilton moved from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to Hull City Council.
Residents of the affected parishes have been given a chance to have their say on the proposal in a referendum that has been organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure the views of local people are taken into account by the independent commission, set up by Hull City Council.
The ballot papers for the referendum were sent to all registered local government electors in the selected parishes at the beginning of September and must be returned by this Friday, 26th September. (more…)
Commenting on the meeting, Graham said, “A number of Keyingham residents wrote to me in utter frustration over problems with surface water flooding in the village when it rains for just a few hours. People are annoyed that nobody seems to be taking responsibility for the problem and they feel the Council is passing the buck to Yorkshire Water and vice versa. (more…)
The MP will be cycling for two days, beginning in Beverley and heading to North Holderness and then to villages across Mid Holderness and finally in to South West Holderness before returning to Beverley.
Commenting about the ride, Graham said, “If somebody suffers a cardiac arrest it’s vital that a defibrillation machine is with them within four minutes to give them the best chance of survival. To achieve this there has to be a machine close by, with everybody knowing where it is and how to use it. (more…)
The group are taking part in an eight-day sail to the Orkney Islands on board a 72ft round the world yacht.
During their voyage of self-discovery, they will be tested to their physical and mental limits as they help crew the yacht round the clock in all weathers. (more…)
Graham is taking a constituent’s case against the DVLA to the top Ministerial level at Whitehall.
Geoff Bullingham, of Whimbrel Avenue in Hornsea has been a safe driver all his life, never needing to return his driving licence to DVLA since he received it nearly 40 years ago. Recently he discovered it was missing and sent off to the DVLA for a replacement, enclosing a photocopy of it.
Mr Bullingham said “I was astonished to get a reply from DVLA to say that according to their records I don’t have a full driving licence, only a provisional one, and they expect me to go through the time and expense of taking my driving test again. I had no idea what to do next as I was completely dumbfounded. I’m really pleased I contacted Graham about this because he immediately saw my point of view and is doing his best to get DVLA to change their minds.” (more…)
Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has visited expanding vehicle body manufacturers, Martin Williams (Hull), based in Burstwick to celebrate rising growth and falling unemployment in Beverley and Holderness and across the UK.
Commenting about the visit Graham said, “Last week the International Monetary Fund declared the UK as the fastest growing economy within the G7 developed nations which include America, France and German. This upturn in the UK economy is down to the hard work, dedication and ultimate success of companies like Martin Williams (Hull).