Greg’s Achievements

  • Successfully campaigned for new wheel clamping legislation.
  • With others successfully secured a toll reduction on the Humber Bridge.
  • Successfully lobbied Government to introduce new ‘consumer friendly’ credit card regulations.
  • Nominated as ‘MP of the month’ by road Safety Charity BRAKE for campaigning for and obtaining improvements to A1079.
  • Backed by Prime Minister Theresa May and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn for helping to raise money for the Jo Cox foundation in 2016.
  • In 2014, presented with an award for helping to raise £1 million for charity since 2004.
  • Successfully amended the Licensing Act so that all pubs were given a Drinking Up Time of 20 minutes rather than just 10 minutes.
  • Successfully lobbied for funding for the new A1079 Holme Road roundabout.
  • Successfully campaigned for the introduction of a Foreign Lorry user charge.
  • Helped ensure the Payments Council reversed its decision on abolishing cheques.
  • Successfully campaigned for the reintroduction of the Historic Vehicle Tax ‘rollover’ in the 2014 budget.
  • Backed Hull’s successful bid to be the 2017 ‘City of Culture’.
  • Campaigned successfully for cuts to fuel duty and beer duty.
  • Obtained flood defences for Stamford Bridge.
  • Obtained funding grants of £10,000 to help boost retail trade in Market Weighton and Bridlington.
  • Successfully campaigned against the Thornholme Fields windfarm application and for a change in Conservative Party policy to completely remove the windfarm subsidy so that in future the majority of onshore windfarm applications will not be viable.
  • In 2014, was thanked by the British Beer and Pub Association for the part he played in securing a beer duty reduction in the 2014 Budget, which was welcomed by publicans throughout the country.
  • Named as one of the 50 most influential people in the Historic Vehicle movement.
  • Successfully fought for a cut in Bingo Duty.
  • Successfully campaigned against excessive hospital car parking charges.
  • Led calls in Parliament for an end to Japanese whale and dolphin slaughter.