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

Andrew Percy MP

Visit to Siemens’ Thameslink Depot at Three Bridges

Andrew visited Siemens at their Thameslink Depot yesterday in Three Bridges. The visit included an overview of the Thameslink programme along with a tour of their depot. After the visit, Andrew said, "There are lots of lessons to be learned from the development here at Three Bridges which will be used for the construction of their new train factory in Goole. "This visit was a great opportunity to receive an overview of Siemens’ current work and to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Thamesli...

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Launch of the Great British High Street Awards 2018

The Great British High Street Awards 2018 is now open to applications.  There will be individual winners for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The categories are: Champion High Street and a Rising Star category, along with a High Street of the Year award for the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Applications can come from representatives of the following: Business Improvement Districts, Local Authorities, Parish Councils, Town Teams, Coastal Community Teams, Town Cen...

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Housing, Communities and Local Government Questions

Yesterday, Andrew took part in questions to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Department. Andrew adds, "Following the recent announcement on Siemens’ TfL contract, I took the opportunity to ask the Government to work with Siemens to make sure that the projects’ supply chain particularly benefits the North."  You can read Andrew's question and the Minister's reply below: Andrew Percy  Last Friday it was announced that Siemens had won the contract for the new Piccadilly line ...

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Stay Safe Near Water This Summer

Sadly, around 700 people drown in the UK annually, and many also suffer life-changing injuries from near-drowning. Drowning Prevention Week (15 to 25 June), is the RLSS’ national campaign to spread awareness of the dangers of drowning and how to stay safe near water. Andrew says, "Although we take precautions when at the beach, it is incredibly important to remind people, especially younger people, of the hidden dangers that can be found in rivers, lakes, ponds and other bodies of water close...

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Siemens Goole Update - TfL Contract Secured for new Piccadilly Line Trains

Earlier today, TFL confirmed with Andrew that they have awarded Siemens a £1.5bn contract to design and manufacture a new generation of tube trains. Andrew said, "I am overjoyed to hear that Siemens have been awarded a TfL contract to design and manufacture 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly line. "This is amazing news for Siemens’ new factory in Goole as the project’s development is on condition of securing a contract. This £1.5bn contract is therefore a major step forward for the ad...

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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Speech

Andrew took part in the EU Withdrawal Bill debate yesterday to speak on behalf of his constituency, where people overwhelmingly voted to Leave the EU during the referendum.    You can read Andrew's intervention from earlier in the debate below: Andrew Percy Representing a constituency that voted by a margin of almost seven to three to leave the EU, I am getting a little tired of hearing people who lost the referendum try to write the terms of our exit. To be totally clear on this, the Soli...

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Meeting with Flooding Minister to Discuss South Ferriby Flood Defence Funding

Andrew met with the interim minister for flooding issues to discuss the South Ferriby flood defence scheme.  "I had a useful meeting with the Interim Flooding Minister David Rutley earlier today. This meeting was to discuss the £40-million fund that was announced during the Autumn Budget to boost regeneration in communities that are at a high risk of flooding. "I was happy to hear that the Department will be making decisions on funding allocations over the summer, and was glad to lobby on be...

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North Lincolnshire Summer Clean-Up

North Lincs Council are extending their summer clean-up campaign to last all summer: June, July, and August. The council is encouraging local community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses, and town and parish councils to get involved in the initiative. Local people and groups can get involved by contacting the council, who will provide loaned equipment (high viz jackets, gloves and litter pickers), large black bags, the coordination of collecting and disposing filled bags, issuing heal...

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