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

Andrew Percy MP

New Government Acts on Port Rates

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed an announcement by the new Lib Dem and Conservative government to freeze the collection of controversial back-dated taxes on port businesses. The decision to implement these taxes by the previous Labour government threatened hundreds of jobs in the Goole area alone, and thousands more across the Humber ports.  

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Thank You

I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in the election. It has been an incredibly hectic time, and I will be writing soon about my plans for representing all the people of Brigg and Goole.

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Nomination Accepted

My nomination paper to stand for election has now been accepted so I am now the official candidate! I am also the candidate who received the most nominations, some 30, compared to just 20 for Labour!

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Tree Planting In Burringham

Under the excellent direction of Burringham Parish Council Chairman, Val Turner, I also joined local children in planting trees around the edge of Burringham Playing field on Thursday.

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Samantha Cameron Visits Burringham

Thursday was another really busy day with a visit by Samanthan Cameron to Burringham where she met with local pensioners and some local children who later help on a community tree planting scheme around Burringham playing field. Samantha spent time chatting over tea and coffee about a whole range of issues although I think the most popular question she was asked was, "Is it a boy or a girl?"

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Caroline Spelman Visits Goole Docks

I was delighted to welcome Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government, Caroline Spelman MP, to the Goole Docks on Wednesday for a meeting about Labour's port taxes which threaten local jobs. These taxes were imposed on businesses retrospectively and now threaten the very survival of businesses operating on the docks. This means hundreds of local jobs are under threat.

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Out On Patrol

Just a quick blog post to let you know that I'm going out on patrol with the Police in Snaith this evening, Cllr. Caroline Fox is coming along too. We've already seen some alcohol seized from under-aged drinkers near the railway line.

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Labour Seek to Double Council Tax Rise

Andrew Percy has reacted with anger at an attempt by Labour Councillors to double the Council tax rise for residents in the Goole and Snaith area. The East Riding Council met today to set the Council Tax for the next year with Labour Councillors trying to force a higher than inflation rise of 3% on hard pressed taxpayers.  

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