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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…)

MP urges residents to have their say in referendum on local authority boundary proposal.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

defib Hedon - Hands Off CampaignGraham 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…)

MP leads community to find flooding solution

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Keyingham Flooding meeting - SeptemberOn Friday 19th September, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart met concerned residents in Keyingham who are angry about ongoing problems with surface water in the village.

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…)