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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Supports This Girl Can Campaign

Andrew has lent his support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to get more women active. Andrew met the This Girl Can team at an event in Parliament to showcase the best in British advertising and gave the campaign his backing. Statistics published by Sport England last week show the number of women playing sport and getting active is at an all-time high. 7.21 million women now play sport and do regular physical activity, 250,000 more than when Sport England launched its National Lot...

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Growing Up North

Andrew spoke at the launch of the Children Commissioner’s launch of their ‘Growing Up North’ report last week. Growing Up North is a year-long project by the Children's Commissioner for England that aims to put children at the heart of discussions about Northern regeneration. Andrew says, “It was great to speak at the launch of the Children Commissioner's launch of their Growing Up North inquiry into the North-South education divide last week. Having grown up North and taught in the N...

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Andrew Joins Yorkshire Water and Local Plumbers in Encouraging Local Residents to ‘Get Ready for Winter’

As temperatures drop, Andrew has joined with the water and weather sectors locally to remind people to be ‘winter ready’ and stay warm, safe and healthy this season. Yorkshire Water, along with WaterSafe - the register that represents plumbing businesses - are supporting the Government’s ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign, hosted by the Met Office. There are lots of simple steps households can take to prepare for a cold winter and now is a great time to get ahead and make sure homes are...

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Small Business Saturday

Andrew supported Small Business Saturday on the weekend (December 3rd) by shopping at local small businesses, including the Coffee Lounge in Goole. Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign. Last year, more than £623 million was spent on the day in small independent businesses, on traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Andrew joined other MPs across our area in pledging his support for our fantastic small busines...

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Andrew Visits Siemens and Trinity Market in Hull

This week, Andrew joined BEIS Secretary of State, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, and Minister of State, Nick Hurd MP for a visit to the new Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Hull; following which Andrew also visited Trinity Market in the city. Andrew says, “It was great to join Greg and Nick to welcome the start of turbine production in Hull. Over 1,000 jobs are being created, on the biggest Enterprise Zone in the country. 96% of these jobs are people from within a 30 mile radius – which is grea...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – November 2016 (2)

I started last week on a low point, attending the funeral of former Isle of Axholme South Councillor, William Eckhardt, in Haxey. William was a true gentleman and I was honoured to be asked by his family to say a few words about him at the funeral. There was a very big turnout with people attending who had worked with William in his professional life, as a Councillor or in many of the charitable causes he supported. Following on from that, I headed back to London for a full week of parliamentar...

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Andrew Urges Residents to Attend Goole Urgent Care Centre Consultation Drop-In Next Week

Andrew is urging residents to attend a drop-in organised by the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) next week, which is designed to showcase their plans for rationalising minor injury services across East Yorkshire. The drop-in is next week, Thursday 1st December from 1pm until 4pm, at The Courtyard, Boothferry Road in Goole. CCG staff will be on hand to answer any questions and further information on the proposals will be available for residents to consider. In three of the four...

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Goole Subway Improvements Completed

Andrew has welcomed Network Rail confirming that it has completed a project to install new pumps at Goole subway to minimise the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rain. The work to install the pumps began on Monday, 7 November and was completed on Monday, 14 November. In addition to reducing the risk of flooding, the new pumps will be able to send an alarm to the Network Rail control centre in York if any issues arise. This will allow engineers to respond to problems much more quickly. ...

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