Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Visit to Luddington Primary

Andrew joined Cllr John Briggs and Cllr Julie Reed for a visit to Luddington Primary last week. Following the visit, Andrew said, "I enjoyed visiting Luddington Primary with Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed to see the outdoor play equipment we helped the school secure the funding for. Working together, we secured £5k for the new equipment, which the kids apparently do enjoy even though we struggled to get a photo of us smiling on the day! It was chilly mind."  

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Additional Funding for the NHS Locally

I have been informed of two pieces of great news today on NHS funding locally. Firstly, the Minister of State for Health has informed me that the Humber NHS Foundation Trust is to receive £300,000 of funding, whilst North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is set to receive £940,000 of funding. This is part of a £78million investment in technology roll-out to cut medical errors. The new systems will build up a complete electronic record, ensure rapid access to potentially lifesavin...

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Charity and Christmas Market Day in Goole

On Saturday 8th Dec, Goole Market is hosting a Charity and Christmas Market Day. The event has been organised by Goole Civic Society, with a number of local charities in attendance. The attendees, who will be occupying some of the market stalls, include: Friends of Oakhill, Green Team, Rotary Club, Goole Lions, Goole Police, Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Revive Church, Oddfellow, Castaway, Boothferry Local History Group and Revolution. Andrew adds, "You’ll be able to buy local produce and craf...

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Launch of North Lincolnshire’s Economic Growth Plan

Andrew attended the launch of North Lincolnshire’s Economic Growth Plan last week in Parliament. The event was hosted by Baroness Liz Redfern and Cllr Rob Waltham, with local MPs and around fifty local businesses in attendance.  The plan for business growth and jobs will focus on the next five years, with a potential 14,000 new jobs being created along with a possible £721m being pumped into North Lincolnshire’s economy. Andrew says, “I was delighted to join Baroness Redfern, Cllr Walt...

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Environment Agency’s Flood Action Campaign 2018/19

The Environment Agency (EA) have now launched their annual winter campaign to inform the public about the risks of flooding and to help people take action to be prepared. Andrew adds, "The EA have put together a useful web page with information on what to do in a flood. You can download a simple flood plan, learn what the flood warnings mean, and find out what to do if you get a flood alert, flood warning or a severe flood warning." For more information, please follow this link: Read More →

Visit to Marshlands Primary School

During the recent UK Parliament Week and Children in Need Day, Andrew visited Marshlands Primary School to speak to pupils. Andrew said, "Marshlands Primary actually visited the Houses of Parliament earlier this year. I was happy to hear that they enjoyed the experience and that they decided to take part in Parliament Week. As mentioned before, the goal of this initiative is to engage young people with politics and the history of our democracy. I was very impressed with the pupils’ depth of ...

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Meeting with Northern Rail

Andrew met with Northern Rail last Friday to discuss their planned improvements to rail services operating on the Hull to Sheffield and Doncaster routes through Goole, along with the campaign for improvements on the greatly under-utilised Goole-Snaith-Leeds line.  Northern Rail informed Andrew that the much-hated pacer trains will shortly be gone for good from this line. From May, the Hull-Sheffield route which services Goole will see newly refurbished Class 170 trains operating on it as part ...

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Humber MPs Meet Home Secretary

MPs from across the Humber met with Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, this week to discuss proposed police pension changes, which the Chief Constable has warned would place significant cost pressure on the force.  The cross-party group of MPs pressed the Homes Secretary to ensure that the Humberside Force is compensated by the Treasury for the increased costs.  Andrew reports, "The crux of the issue here is around technical changes to pension costs and where they fall. The changes were supposed t...

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