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

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. Read the rest of this entry »

MP leads community to find flooding solution

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. Read the rest of this entry »

MP Cycling to save lives

graham cyclingGraham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, is taking to the road on a bike ride around the constituency to promote the installation of Public Access Defibrillators across the area.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Unemployed young people set sail to a brighter future

CAT Zero crew and staff with GrahamJobless young people from the East Riding have embarked on a high seas adventure that could transform their lives.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

DVLA Computer says “NO” . . . twice

Geoff Bullingham Graham Stuart MP and Simon Thorp

Mr Bullingham, Graham Stuart MP and Mr Thorp

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.” Read the rest of this entry »

Graham Celebrates Economic Growth with visit to Expanding Manufacturing Business in Holderness

Martin Williams (Hull) Ltd crop

Chris Williams, Graham Stuart MP, Martin Williams and Cllr Mike Bryan with staff from Martin Williams (Hull) Ltd

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).

Real progress on ambulance response times

handing in HEART Petition cropGraham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness has received the latest response times data from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. They show an improvement to the emergency response times in Mid Holderness.

Commenting on the figures, the MP who has been a long-standing campaigner for ambulance response times in Holderness said, “It’s encouraging to see a marked improvement in the response times figures for Mid Holderness. At the end of 2013 only 38% of Mid Holderness ambulances arrived in under 8 minutes; that figure has pleasingly risen to just over 53% for the first half of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Graham to hold Hedon Street Surgery

On Saturday 26th July, Graham will be holding a Street Surgery in Hedon, weather permitting.

The outdoor surgery will take place between 10.30am and midday on the Market Place. 

All residents are invited to come and speak to Graham about any issues or concerns they may have, or just stop by to say hello. No appointment is necessary. 

Graham’s Cherry Tree Drop-in Surgery a popular event

Cherry Tree Surgery - July 14

Cllr Dominic Peacock, Joanne Ramsey, Graham Stuart MP, Hannah Blake

On Friday the 11th July Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness held a busy drop-in Surgery at the Cherry Tree Advice Centre in Beverley. East Riding of Yorkshire Councillors David Elvidge, Kerri Harold, Dominic Peacock and Elaine Aird were also on hand to take up any council matters. Through the course of the afternoon 21 cases were dealt with by Graham and the Councillors.

Commenting about the session, Graham said, “It was good to see so many people at the drop-in last Friday.  It’s really important that residents are able to make contact with me and their councillors to discuss issues that affect them. I want people to know that they can make contact with me at any time and I will do everything I can to help resolve their problems.   Read the rest of this entry »

MP’s powerful views on Wind Farms and Fracking

Energy Technology Centre launch - June 2014Graham has this week set out his position on wind farms and fracking in East Yorkshire.

Graham said “The seemingly unstoppable march of wind farms scarring the beautiful landscape of Beverley & Holderness has led me to the view that the East Riding has now more than done its bit in hosting large-scale onshore wind. I think it’s important that we try to develop cleaner technologies, including onshore wind, but there is a limit to how many one area can be expected to host. That limit has now been passed in the East Riding and, unless a site carries local support and is approved by the Planning Committee, no more should be foisted upon us. I will be working with local colleagues to urge the Secretary of State to rein in the Inspectorate and bring unwanted applications to a halt.”  Read the rest of this entry »