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

Andrew Percy MP

Local Policing Update

Andrew joined other North Lincs MPs earlier today to receive an update on local policing issues. Andrew reports, "One key point which I am happy to report, is that the incident response patrol police teams will start running from Epworth again on Monday. The incident response teams, which respond to emergency situations, were removed by the previous Chief Constable's failed restructuring plan. "Constituents have contacted me about this issue in the past, which I have raised on their behalf, so...

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Clearly Campaign

Last week, Andrew took part in the Clearly campaign drop-in event in Parliament to experience an eye test using a smart phone and to take part in the Clearly campaign video along with other MPs. Andrew reports, "I was happy to take part in the Clearly campaign which aims to bring clear vision to the 2.5 billion people who suffer from poor vision worldwide.  "During an event in Parliament last week, the Clearly team showed me the simplicity of the solution to uncorrected poor vision by giving ...

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Andrew Congratulates Winterton Resident for River Ancholme Work

Last Friday, Andrew visited Winterton resident, David Hewitt, to see progress on his cleanup of the ground along a stretch of the River Ancholme. Andrew said, "It was an absolute joy to be down by the River Ancholme on Friday afternoon with Winterton resident, David Hewitt, who has single-handedly taken it upon himself to clear the ground near the angling spots and plant hundreds of bulbs and plants. "He has done an incredible job, and I was delighted to present him with a House of Commons bot...

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Andrew Visits Sir John Nelthorpe School

Last Friday, Andrew visited Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg for a Q and A session with A-Level students. Andrew said, "I had a great visit to Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg. I took questions from A Level Politics students and the School Council on a range of subjects. There were some really great questions and some that were very challenging. "I'm pleased the school is offering A Level Politics, not least because I taught it myself for a while - it is a great subject that sets you up w...

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Andrew Leads Holocaust Memorial Day Debate

Yesterday, Andrew led a debate on Holocaust Memorial Day in the House of Commons Chamber. This is an annual debate in parliament which is held before Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January).   Andrew said, "It was a privilege to lead the Holocaust Memorial Day debate earlier today in the Commons chamber. The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is "the power of words". We heard a number of very powerful, insightful and moving contributions from across the House. We also heard how antisemi...

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Debate on Patient Transport Services: Northern Lincolnshire

Last night, Andrew led a debate in the House of Commons on “Patient Transport Services: Northern Lincolnshire” following correspondence from a number of constituents regarding their concerns with the poor level of service received by Thames Ambulance Service Ltd.  Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) “I welcome the Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care, my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport (Caroline Dinenage), who will respond to tonight’s debate. It is, I think, he...

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£2,011,000 Winter Funding for North Lincs and Goole NHS Trust

Andrew has welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in local hospitals this winter, as it emerged that Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) had been granted an additional £2,011,000 in funding to help cope with winter pressures. The extra funding granted to NLAG NHS Trust is the equivalent of around 47 annual nurse salaries, and was announced as part of a £337m immediate funding boost for NHS hospitals this winter in the recent Budget, in addition to a...

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We Remember – Holocaust Memorial Day

I’m glad to take part in the ‘We Remember’ campaign which is an international social media campaign to remember the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On Thursday next week, I will be leading a three hour debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the House of Commons chamber. I also recently wrote to local schools to inform them of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwit...

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