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

Andrew Percy MP

Unemployment Rises

Sad news yesterday that unemployment in both North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire has risen whilst there was a small dip in the rest of the country. We all know that Labour's recession is biting hardest in the north and this seems to confirm it. Sadly, Labour MPs seem immune to the pain here having just voted themselves another 12 day holiday in February, Lib Dems and Tories voted against. I suspect there are plenty of people looking for work locally who would happily vote Labour MPs a ...

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Unemployment Rises

Sad news yesterday that unemployment in both North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire has risen whilst there was a small dip in the rest of the country. We all know that Labour's recession is biting hardest in the north and this seems to confirm it. Sadly, Labour MPs seem immune to the pain here having just voted themselves another 12 day holiday in February, Lib Dems and Tories voted against. I suspect there are plenty of people looking for work locally who would happily vote Labour MPs a ...

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Labour Rely on Fear

I've just read the apparent announcement of how Gordon Brown's Labour Party plan to fight the next election. They propose five 'doorstep' pledges and five 'fears' about the Tories which they propose to deploy.  We all remember Labour's pledge card from 1997 which if I remember included a pledge regarding youth unemployment, now higher than it was in 1997.

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Labour Rely on Fear

I've just read the apparent announcement of how Gordon Brown's Labour Party plan to fight the next election. They propose five 'doorstep' pledges and five 'fears' about the Tories which they propose to deploy.  We all remember Labour's pledge card from 1997 which if I remember included a pledge regarding youth unemployment, now higher than it was in 1997.

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Happy New Year ... at last

I've not been very good at updating the website in recent weeks largely because the run up to Christmas at school was pretty hectic whereas Christmas itself is time for family. I really prefer to keep my posts to politics rather than other issues so there are no pictures of my Christmas dinner table on here! I'm not as self-indulgent as some in politics I could mention.

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Air Cadets Cheque

Prospective MP Andrew Percy met with members of the Goole Air Cadets last Friday where he handed over a cheque for £340 to the group. The money was raised by Andrew at a recent dinner attended by Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague MP.

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Unions Trying to buy Brigg and Goole?

An interesting leak has just come my way informing me that one well known union has apparently committed a 'generous' donation to the local Labour Party. Apparently, a local Labour worthy has approached another union requesting cash too, as a matter of urgency!

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Unions Trying to buy Brigg and Goole?

An interesting leak has just come my way informing me that one well known union has apparently committed a 'generous' donation to the local Labour Party. Apparently, a local Labour worthy has approached another union requesting cash too, as a matter of urgency!

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