My Campaigns

I have led several successful campaigns with groups and individuals across the constituency. Below are some of my campaigns and success stories.

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Hare Coursing

In March 2018, Graham launched the Country, Land & Business Association’s (CLA) national campaign against hare coursing with Holderness Farm Watch’s Hollie Harris.

The Caravan Tax Campaign

In May 2012 Graham led constituents and other MPs from across the country to secure thousands of names from 64 constituencies on a petition against the introduction of VAT on the sale of static caravans.

River Hull Advisory Board

Graham set up the River Hull Advisory Board, which developed a strategy for the management and maintenance of the River Hull.   The board included representatives from The National Farmers Union, The Environment Agency, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Natural England, The Internal Drainage Boar

Rural Broadband

Graham has campaigned hard to get funding to improve broadband in East Riding. He has highlighted the desperate need for broadband provision to support rural businesses.

Save Our Minor Injury Unit

Following the announcement by East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group in March 2017 that it planned to close the Minor Injuries Units in Hornsea and Withernsea, Graham took his fight to keep local minor injury services open right to the very top.

Jock's Lodge Junction

The Jock’s Lodge junction to the south of Beverley, where the A164 and A1079 meet, has for too long been a hotspot for terrible traffic and accidents.

Beverley to York Railway

Hull and Beverley are linked with Market Weighton, Pocklington, Stamford Bridge and York by the increasingly congested A1079. The Minsters Rail Campaign believes that the former 32-mile Beverley to York “Minsters” rail line (closed in 1965), should be reinstated.

CHANT - Saving the cottage hospitals

Graham’s first task on election in 2005 was to fight the Labour Government’s plans to close all NHS beds in the Beverley and Holderness constituency.

Humber Bridge Tolls

Recognising the damaging effects of high tolls for the Humber Bridge, Graham persuaded the then Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, to promise a Treasury-led review of the tolls if the Conservatives gained power.

South Withernsea Coastal Defence Scheme

Graham has been a steadfast supporter of measures to protect vital roads linking the coastal town of Withernsea with communities to the South from the threat of creeping coastal erosion.

Saving the Beverley Pasture Masters

The Pasture Masters are a tradition almost unique to Beverley and play a vital role in the stewardship of the town’s common land.  Under the 1836 Pasture Act, Pasture Masters are elected annually from the Freemen of Beverley – but Freemen had to be born in the town and be male, which was both unf