Constituents in their new home, thanks to Government’s Help to Buy Scheme

Help to BuyMember of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has met with constituents who have been able to buy their own home with help from the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme.

Commenting about the scheme Graham said, “In East Riding of Yorkshire over 120 people have benefitted from the scheme and in Hornsea, one developer has reported that out of 14 sales, eight have been Help to Buy completions. Read the rest of this entry »

MPs call for strategic investment in flood protection around the Humber

commons debateMember of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has joined MPs from around the Humber Region in a Parliamentary debate on the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy.

During the debate Graham pressed the Minister to ensure that the banks at Kilnsea and Welwick are reinstated and reinforced after they were damaged during the storm surge in December 2013.

Next week the cross-party group of MPs, including Graham, will be taking their campaign straight to the heart of Government when they meet the Prime Minister to highlight the strategic importance of the Humber Estuary and urge him for greater investment to protect homes and businesses from flooding. Read the rest of this entry »

Graham Celebrates launch of Energy Technology Centre in Beverley

Energy Technology Centre launch - June 2014Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart joined business people and energy technology training providers from across the region to launch East Riding College’s brand new Energy Technology Centre.

The Centre, which forms part of the Flemingate development in the town, offers a state of the art facility for the expanding UK energy market. Read the rest of this entry »

Graham to hold Beverley Street Surgery

On Saturday 28th June Graham will be holding a Street Surgery in Beverley, weather permitting.

The outdoor surgery will take place between midday and 2pm outside Wilkinson’s on Toll Gavel.

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

Graham tours 100km around his constituency – on a bike

Holderness Cycle Ride - June

l-r Peter Ward, Linda Wright, Nick Howard, Charlie Ward, Graham Stuart and Simon Wright.

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, joined over 300 cyclists for a tour around rural Holderness with the Williams Farm Kitchen Cycle Challenge last weekend.

The Challenge started and finished in Hornsea, going north first and then heading south into rural Holderness through the villages of Fitling, Danthorpe and Halsham as well as Rise, Roos and Aldbrough.  Cyclists had a choice of two routes on the challenge, 60km and 100km. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister supports Graham’s call for local authorities to follow Government guidelines on home education

Graham has received the following replies from Education Minister Elizabeth Truss MP in response to his recent letters raising concerns about the aggressive approach taken by certain local authorities to home educating families.  In these letters Ms Truss pledges to remind the authorities in question to observe the Government’s 2007 guidelines on this important issue.

Elizabeth Truss MP – Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Elizabeth Truss MP – TriBorough and Hackney council

New Enterprise Allowance is helping people in Beverley and Holderness to start their own business

New Enterprise Allowance Visit - June 2013

Mark Wainwright (Paintzfiction), Marc Mason (Chauffeur Luxury), Graham Stuart MP, Cllr Jane Evison.

Graham Stuart MP has welcomed new figures showing that 160 people in Beverley and Holderness have been helped off benefits and are now running their own businesses, under the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

The Allowance – which supports people on out of work benefits to start their own businesses – has helped more than 46,000 people across the country to set up their own businesses since it was introduced in April 2011.

The support available to people begins with help from a business mentor to develop their business ideas. Then, once the business is up and running, and participants have moved off benefits, they are eligible for 26 weeks of financial support as they get their business going.   Read the rest of this entry »

Holderness Ale Trail

Rural pubs near Hornsea have joined forces to create the Holderness Ale Trail, which is to be launched next week.  You’re invited to visit each pub and collect a stamp with your purchase.  Once you have a stamp from each pub you can claim a free drink.

Download the Ale Trail leaflet for more information. Holderness Ale Trail 2014

Graham to hold Hornsea Street Surgery this Saturday

Graham Stuart MP (2)On Saturday 14th June Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, will be holding a Street Surgery in Hornsea, weather permitting.

The outdoor surgery will take place between 10.30am and midday (Newbegin, near the shops)

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

Graham welcomes new rules to bring a fairer deal for landlords in tied pubs

Kilnsea 8th March talking with locals at the Crown and Anchor Pub, KilnseaMember of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has welcomed an announcement this week of new rules to ensure that publicans are given a fair deal by pub companies.

Publicans who rent their premises from a pub company or brewery normally have to pay a higher wholesale price for their stock, creating an uneven playing field against freehold pubs that are often given discount prices as they have the ability to shop around. Read the rest of this entry »