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

Andrew Percy MP

Tesco Goole Charity Networking Event

The Goole Tesco store is holding a community networking event at 6pm on Tuesday 20th March in the cafe at Tesco in Goole. Andrew explains, "Tesco are aiming to get as many local groups together to discuss their issues, help each other with their problems and discuss funding and fundraising. Tesco will also have a Ground Works Enabler attending the event who deals with the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. She will be able to assist you with completing the necessary forms to apply for the scheme and w...

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British Steel Wins Major German Rail Contract

Andrew has welcomed the news that British Steel has secured a major German rail contract. British Steel will be supplying Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest purchaser of rail, with the new 120 metre length rails. This seven-figure investment will see the company delivering around 20,000 tonnes of the 120 metre rails a year, and comes after the company spent £1 million on its Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill in order to manufacture this longer-length rail. Commenting on the announcement, Andrew ...

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English Tourism Week 2018

English Tourism Week 2018 will start on Saturday 17th March and will run until Sunday 25th March 2018. This is an annual celebration of tourism in England and a great opportunity to support businesses throughout the country. During the week, there will be a series of events across the country to promote the tourism industry and to give businesses an opportunity to showcase their services to both domestic and overseas audiences. Tourism contributes around £106 billion to the economy and brings...

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Trade Envoy Meetings and Question in the House of Commons Chamber

Trade Envoy Meetings This week, Andrew had another round of meetings with a cross-party delegation of Parliamentarians from the House of Commons and Senate of Canada. The Parliamentary Group aims to broaden the traditional bilateral ties between Canada and the UK through a more modern and dynamic relationship. Their visit to London was focused on Trade and Brexit. Later in the week, Andrew hosted the Canadian Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer MP, in Parliament for a dinner meeting along ...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018

The 11th National Apprenticeship week is taking place between 5th – 9th March this week. This is a week-long celebration for apprenticeships and for encouraging people to choose apprenticeships as a first step towards building a valuable new career. Apprenticeships allow people to earn while they learn, and they open doors to highly skilled, rewarding careers. Andrew adds, "In 2016/17 there were 950 apprenticeship starts in in our area, 6460 since 2010, and over 1.2 million new apprenticeshi...

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Meeting with Canada/ UK Friendship Group, and Discussion with US Ambassador

Yesterday, Andrew joined a cross party collection of MPs and Peers for a meeting with Canadian MPs and Senators as part of the Canada/ UK Friendship Group delegation. That evening, he also met with the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, regarding US tariffs on UK steel. Andrew said, "It was great to join Canadian Parliamentarians for a lunch meeting yesterday in Parliament as part of the Canada – UK Friendship Group visit. The meeting, which included discussions on UK/ Canada relations, Brexit and...

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Siemens Train Factory Announcement in Goole

Today, Andrew joined the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP and representatives of Siemens for the announcement of Siemens' new train factory.  Ahead of the visit, Andrew said, "I have been bursting for weeks to share this news and now it is past midnight on Friday March 2nd, I finally can! I am delighted to report that Siemens have taken a long term lease on 67 acres of the site at Goole 36 with the intention of creating 700 new jobs with the construction of a new train facto...

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, which is a celebration of books for children and young people and the pleasure and excitement of reading.  47.5% of children aged 8-11 are not reading with someone outside of school. It is critical to get kids reading, especially in such a technology focussed world. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future, as well as being fun for all involved. Andrew said, "This is why I brought the Imagi...

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