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Graham comments on “deeply concerning” NHS report

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Graham Stuart MP has called a leaked report into the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust “deeply concerning”.  Mr Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, was responding to the article in yesterday’s Hull Daily Mail about the leaked report by external auditors KPMG into the Trust. (more…)

Graham joins the campaign for Flood Free Homes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Graham Stuart MP Jan 14Graham Stuart, campaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes, launched this week by the Association of British Insurers, supported by Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum, and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group. The aim of the campaign is to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management.

Flood Free Homes is campaigning for:

  • INVEST. By 2025 £1 billion per year to be spent managing flood risk in order to keep pace with climate change.
  • ADAPT. A zero tolerance of inappropriate new developments in areas at risk of flooding.
  • PLAN. Cross party consensus on ambitious long term solutions that manage all types of flood risk. (more…)

Graham welcomes funding for rural communities

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Graham Stuart MP 2Graham Stuart, campaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, welcomes the announcement that Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) will receive £2.3 million funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for 2015/16.

ACRE is a nationwide organisation that works closely with independent charities like Humber and the Wolds Rural Community Council.  These groups help to shape rural services and support rural communities to become more resilient. The work they do includes help for village halls, support to set up community oil buying schemes plus community planning and policy issues. (more…)

MPs Challenge Mobile Operators to up their game in East Yorkshire

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sir Greg, Graham, Martin Vickers, Ed Vaizey, Andrew PercyCampaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, has joined MPs from across East Yorkshire in a Westminster Hall debate calling on mobile phone operators to up their game in East Yorkshire.

During the debate Graham highlighted the importance of mobile phone services to businesses and called on the Government to do more to insist the mobile operators up their game in East Yorkshire and beyond. (more…)

Graham challenged to intervene for residents

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Headshot 2012Graham Stuart, campaigning Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, joined a group of residents from Iveson Lodge in Hedon for one of their regular coffee mornings and to hear some concerns about the maintenance of the building.

Graham said, “I had a great morning at Iveson Lodge. The residents are full of energy and enthusiasm and make a formidable group when it comes to discussion of how Iveson Lodge should be run.  They raised some issues about improvements that need to be made to the building so I’ve written to Sanctuary Housing to ask for a condition survey to be done and to make improvements here a priority in their capital programme. (more…)

Graham meets Highways Agency over Hedon Road safety at Saltend

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Graham with Hedon resident John Ledger and Highways Agency Officers Sarah Watson-Quirk and Damon Brown

Graham with Hedon resident John Ledger and Highways Agency Officers Sarah Watson-Quirk and Damon Brown

Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has met with officers from the Highways Agency following concerns raised about the safety of Hedon Road at Saltend.

Commenting on the visit, Graham said, “This is a really busy area with heavy commercial traffic accessing the industrial site at Saltend as well as local traffic travelling between Hull and South Holderness.

“The road system works well for the majority of the time but there is always room for improvement.  During the meeting officers said they would take a look at ways in which visibility could be improved with more verge maintenance and undertake a review of the signage in the area to help motorists choose the correct lane on the approach to junctions.” (more…)

Graham visits award winning local employer

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Graham with Alan Hemingway, Rhys Plater and Evie Molloy

Graham with Alan Hemingway, Rhys Plater and Evie Molloy

Hemingway Bailey Ltd on Friday welcomed Graham Stuart MP to their offices in Beverley to demonstrate their on going commitment to apprenticeships.

Hemingway Bailey, Chartered Management Accountants, was recently named as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds for their outstanding achievements as an employer of apprentices.

During the visit, Graham had the opportunity to speak to the company’s apprentices about their experiences of training on the job and their hopes and aspirations for the future.  Graham was also shown the complex level of work the apprentices achieve on a daily basis. (more…)

Graham Delivers Christmas Cheer to Posties

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Royal Mail Sorting Office - Christmas VisitGraham Stuart MP has visited Royal Mail’s Beverley delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

Mr Stuart was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Joseph Robinson, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas. (more…)

Government signs new deal to improve mobile coverage

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Graham Stuart MPThis week the Government signed a legally binding deal with the UK’s mobile operators, bringing investment into infrastructure and committing each operator to 90 per cent geographic coverage of the UK by 2017.

Commenting on the new deal, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart said, “Mobile coverage in the UK is simply not good enough, particularly in rural areas, and I’m pleased to see steps being taken that will commit operators to improving service availability.

“This is a legally binding deal that will see a significant reduction in mobile not-spots and partial not-spots at the same time as maintaining competition and increasing data capabilities.  This is a positive move that reflects the way in which many people use their mobile phones nowadays.” (more…)

Graham to hold drop-in surgery at the Cherry Tree Advice Centre in Beverley

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Graham will be holding a drop-in session at the Cherry Tree Advice Centre in Beverley tomorrow (Friday 19th December) from 2pm – 4pm.

Residents are invited to come and speak to Graham about any issues or concerns they may have. No appointment is necessary.