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

Andrew Percy MP

Santander Goole Branch Closure

Santander have written to Andrew today to inform him that they will be closing their branch at 31 Boothferry Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5DE on 13 June 2019.  Andrew says, “I understand that with a huge take up of online banking, the way people bank has changed significantly, but I am still very disappointed to have received this notice from Santander regarding their branch in Goole. It's important that account holders make their views known or perhaps even consider changing to a bank ...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to inform as many people as possible that the disease can be prevented. Andrew says, "Over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK, yet it is one of the only cancers that can be prevented and one day become a disease of the past. "Cervical screening (smear tests) are the best protection against the disease, followed by the HPV vaccine offered in school...

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Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which is an international day of commemoration in memory of victims of the Holocaust, will take place this week on Sunday 27th January.  A number of activities, commemorations, services, exhibitions and other events are taking place across the country this week to mark HMD. You can find a list of activities online here:  https://www.hmd.org.uk/take-part-in-holocaust-memorial-day/acti...

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‘Fire it Up’ Apprenticeships Campaign Launched Today

The Government is launching its ‘Fire it Up’ campaign today, to showcase the opportunities available to apprentices across all levels and sectors.  Andrew reports, "The aim of the Department for Education’s campaign it to raise awareness around the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds and the positive impact they are having for both apprentices and employers. "90% of apprentices will get a job or go into further training after finishing...

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Veterans Mental Health Programme

Andrew recently welcomed an innovative mental health programme, developed in Canada, to Parliament. Andrew met with representatives of the Veterans Transition Network, developed by the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. The unique and innovative mental health programme supports veterans who are leaving the military as they transition into civilian life. The project has achieved important results in Canada where it is having a demonstrable impact, helping many veterans to...

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Brexit - What Next?

Following the vote on the Prime Minister's deal last night, Andrew has outlined his thoughts on what may happen next. "Nobody did more to campaign for us to Leave the EU in our area than I did. Not only did I get out on the streets with my team to campaign for a vote to Leave the EU, I also put my neck on the line in Parliament to secure us that referendum in the first place, often voting against my own side to get the people the say I felt we deserved on our membership of the EU.  "Last nigh...

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Competition for Young People - Win a Share of £50,000

The UK Space Agency has launched a competition for young people to present their ideas on how satellites could improve life on Earth. With a chance to win a share of £50,000, the competition aims to look for “innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment.” Andrew adds, "Our space industry supports 38,000 jobs, along with generating around £14 billion in revenue – making it one of the fastest growing secto...

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NHS North Lincolnshire CCG Survey on Urgent Care

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG have launched a public engagement programme on urgent care services in North Lincolnshire ahead of the CCG’s plans for an Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Scunthorpe General Hospital. Andrew says, “The CCG’s survey will seek views on urgent care, how people access it and people’s understanding of urgent care services across North Lincolnshire. It will run from January 9th - February 3rd, and can be completed online. There will also be hard copy versions for pa...

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