Newly elected MP, Andrew Percy, asked his first question on the floor of the House of Commons today. Andrew was called to ask a question of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Laws MP, following a statement on the coalition government's proposed savings of £6 billion.
Local MP Andrew Percy has taken his campaign for improved rural broadband in the area to Parliament. The recently elected MP has tabled a parliamentary question asking for details of how the new government will roll-out fast broadband to rural areas.
Local MP Andrew Percy pressed the new coalition government on adult education last week during questions to the Business, Skills and Innovation Department in the House of Commons. Andrew asked the government to confirm its support for community adult learning and pressed the Minister to look at reversing the previous governments cuts to adult education courses not leading to formally recognised qualifications.
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed an announcement by the new Lib Dem and Conservative government to freeze the collection of controversial back-dated taxes on port businesses. The decision to implement these taxes by the previous Labour government threatened hundreds of jobs in the Goole area alone, and thousands more across the Humber ports.
I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you to everyone who voted for me in the election. It has been an incredibly hectic time, and I will be writing soon about my plans for representing all the people of Brigg and Goole.
Thursday was another really busy day with a visit by Samanthan Cameron to Burringham where she met with local pensioners and some local children who later help on a community tree planting scheme around Burringham playing field. Samantha spent time chatting over tea and coffee about a whole range of issues although I think the most popular question she was asked was, "Is it a boy or a girl?"