23rd – 25th May 2017 – Campaign Suspended
Conservative candidate for East Yorkshire Greg Knight suspended his General Election campaign from 23rd – 25th May in sympathy for, and out of respect to, the Manchester victims.
Listen to Greg: why suspend the election campaign?
Knight Campaigns for Better Broadband
Conservative candidate for East Yorkshire Sir Greg Knight is calling for a boost to broadband in East Yorkshire.
Sir Greg, who has long campaigned on the issue, is calling for more to be done and has pledged to make it one of his top priorities if re-elected.
“Poor internet connectivity can increasingly hold back economic development in rural areas”, he says.
Sir Greg welcomed the Conservative Government’s Digital Economy Act, passed just before Parliament’s dissolution but said there is always more that can be done. “This Act will give 4,251 more households in East Yorkshire a legal right to access broadband by 2020 taking the rate of connection in the area up to 91%”.
Sir Greg Knight with Digital Minister Matt Hancock
Sir Greg recently held a meeting with Matt Hancock, the Government Minister responsible for Broadband and he urged the Minister to keep this as his number one priority. He adds: “We need to redouble our efforts, because in the 21st century geographical isolation should no longer mean digital isolations”.
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Campaign Offices Now Open!
The Conservatives have just opened not one but two election offices – in Pocklington and Driffield as part of Greg Knight’s campaign.
If you are passing, do come in to say hello – but if you’re making a special journey please call us first incase the team are out and about in East Yorkshire!
The campaign telephone number for both offices is 01377 812123 and the offices are at:-
1 Market Place, Pocklington YO42 2AS
9 North Street, Driffield YO25 6AS