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

Andrew Percy MP

Latest Big Lottery Fund Grants

  The Snaith and District Youth Club were awarded £4,325 - This group will use funding to refurbish the youth club which is attended by 60 young people at present. This will improve the limited facilities on offer and encourage others to join. Kids Fun Club were awarded £1,571 - This is a project by a voluntary group in Brigg. The group will use the funding to set up a new fun activities group.  This will enable the group to run regular weekly fun sessions for children, aged five to seve...

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Andrew Opposes ‘Unacceptable’ Humber Bridge Toll Rise

  Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has written a formal submission to the Humber Bridge Board and the Department of Transport strongly opposing the proposed rise to £3 in the Humber Bridge Toll. In his letter Andrew writes of the significant impact the rise will have on local people who already pay the most expensive estuarial crossing charges in England. He raised concern about the increased cost of travelling in search of work and labelled the rise ‘unacceptable and something my constitue...

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Andrew Welcomes over £1.9 Million in Government Grants for Flood Defences

  Local MP Andrew Percy and has welcomed a £1.9 Million Coalition Government grant to help with flood defences in the region. The grant is made up of £131,400 for North Lincolnshire Council and £162,400 for the East Riding in 2011/12 rising to £206,600 and £346,400 respectively in 2012/13 and thereafter until at least the end of the spending review in 2014/15.   The money will be used to alleviate the flood risk including producing risk management plans, flood mapping and supporting com...

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Tuition Fee Vote

  Last week was a tough week. There was a vote on raising tuition fees and I wrestled with what is, to me, a very important issue.    I voted against the rise as I did not believe the Government had won the argument. I believe that the higher fees create a perception of significantly higher debt, of up to forty or fifty thousand pounds, that could put those from backgrounds such as my own off going to university altogether. I fear that this will affect social mobility, especially given tha...

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Campaign to make the Humber a Centre for Renewable Energy

  A new campaign has been launched by local MP Andrew Percy and Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers to make the Humber a centre for renewable energy. The pan-Humber vision would see the region become a centre for renewable technology such as marine, biofuels, offshore wind and turbine manufacture.     During a debate in the House of Commons Andrew highlighted rivers such as the Ayr, Ouse, Trent and parts of the Humber as being some of the most tidal in the country. Charles Hendry, Minister of Stat...

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Educational Importance of Goole Moor

  On Wednesday I spoke in a debate in Parliament about Outdoor Learning. As a former school teacher I recognise just how important a contribution outdoor learning can make to our children's education and development.   I spoke about the opportunities for local schools on Goole Moor. It was only a few weeks ago that I met with Natural England to highlight opportunities for local schools on the nature reserve. Following from that I have had discussions with the headteacher at Goole High School ...

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Andrew Leads Festive Season Campaign to tackle Bowel Cancer

  Local MP Andrew Percy is leading a campaign this Christmas to save the lives of constituents who could be at risk of bowel cancer. The MP, who is an official Parliamentary Voice for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, is hoping to raise the profile of this disease among constituents and is calling on residents to make themselves aware of the symptoms of this cancer. Another charity, Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign, have also provided Andrew with a Cut-Out-And-Keep Guide for constituents to the s...

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Santa In Specs Event

  I had great fun attending the prize giving for the Santa in Specs competition at Michael James Opticians in Goole this Saturday. Gary, who owns and runs the business, runs the competition for local schools with the support of Nikon who provide the prizes for the winning children and schools.   The competition sees children from local schools submit art work of Santa wearing some specs which needless to say provides some very amusing entries. I think on one of them the specs had been modelle...

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