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

Andrew Percy MP

Skype Online Surgery

  Local MP Andrew Percy is to hold online surgeries for constituents to increase ease of access for people who find travelling to his local surgeries difficult or inconvenient. Mr Percy arranges surgeries around the constituency but will be trialing the new online surgery in order to keep in touch with people in even the most remote areas of Brigg & Goole.  Anybody wanting to arrange an online surgery over Skype can contact Andrew Percy’s constituency office on 01405 767969. The MP alread...

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Backing the Power of Recall

  I have backed Early Day Motion 1253 welcoming the Coalition’s commitment to introduce a power of recall for constituents to recall their MP but calls on the Government to go further by introducing a trigger mechanism to recall an MP if the majority of constituents have lost confidence in them.   I believe the power of recall for constituents is important. It is an important aspect of restoring trust between politicians and their constituents.   Just before I was elected there was an expe...

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NO2AV Event

Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, teamed up with Hull East Labour MP, Karl Turner, last Friday at a No2AV event, held at Hull University. The event was hosted jointly by members of the University Conservative Future and Labour Club.   The two MPs are both urging residents in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to vote No in the referendum on the Alternative Vote that will be held on May 5th.   Andrew Percy says, "The Alternative Vote is not a proportional representation system and as such ...

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MP Welcomes Student Support Re-Think More Money Guaranteed for Poorer Students Following Pressure

  Following powerful interventions in Parliament and lobbying of the Secretary of State for Education, Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed a Government re-think on the successor to the EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance). Former Teacher, Andrew Percy, lobbied hard for more money for the replacement system whilst accepting that changes to EMA did need to be made. The previous Labour Government was already planning changes and had not made any plans to renew EMA after 2013. The Go...

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And Yet Still They Deny the Deficit...

  I was struck by this graph which really puts into context the state of the finances Labour left behind. The fact we are spending more on debt every day than we do on the Police, Justice System and Care for the Elderly combined, really does show just what a shocking state the public finances are in. That is why the Government is having to take some pretty unpopular decisions.   Labour and their Union paymasters really should get with the real world and start to accept some ownership of the m...

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North Axholme Bus Surgery

  I had a great day today with  Cllr John Briggs and Andrew Singleton on my mobile bus surgery which visited Crowle, Eastoft, Luddington, Garthorpe, Amcotts, Keadby and Ealand. It was really successful with people queuing up at Amcotts and Keadby to meet us. Some came just to say what a good idea it was and how they had never had anything like this before. Same comments as when we did the bus surgery in the Snaith area. However, the day did start with the most bizarre piece of political...

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Over £3.4 Million for Pothole Repairs

  I have just learnt that next week the Coalition Government will be giving our local Councils over £3.4m in total to repair potholes caused by the extreme winter weather we experienced.   This fantastic news comes as a result of the Government’s decision in yesterday's Budget to double pothole funding to local authorities.   East Riding will get £2,420,849 and North Lincolnshire will receive £1,018,517. This is more than double the amount the last Government gave to North Lincs. No dou...

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Grandparent's Rights Lobby

  This afternoon I spoke at the Grandparents’ Association Lobby of Parliament which was hosted by my colleague Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North.   I spoke about the Ten Minute Rule Motion which I brought in last November which intends to give grandparents and grandchildren more rights of access to each other. The date for the second reading of this bill is June 17th 2011.   There was a Q&A after I spoke which threw up some interesting perspectives on where to go from where we are at...

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