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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Visits Neuro Rehab Centre

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy visited the Goole Neuro Rehab Centre at Goole Hospital last week to meet with manager Hilary McDaid and Consultant Myles Rogish. The centre helps to rehabilitate those who have suffered a brain injury, whether through road accident, assault, stroke or illness and is run jointly by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), a division of the Disabilities Trust, and North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust. The centre opened in 2007 to address a shortage of...

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Epworth Halloween and Isle Police Patrol

  I spent Halloween in Epworth at the first Halloween event organised by the Town Centre Partnership that we helped to support the creation of. For a first event it was absolutely cracking and I had a great time, even managing to successfully ride a penny farthing down the street! There was a really good atmosphere on the street and the highlight for me was watching the Street Beat Dance Troop from the Isle performing thriller at dusk. The flickering streetlamps and carved pumpkins made it ver...

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Andrew Wants Developers to do More

  Local MP Andrew Percy has sponsored a bill in Parliament that would change the law to make housing developers pay a bond to ensure that roads and drains on new developments were brought up to a proper standard after construction. The bill would force developers to pay a bond – a sum of money depending on the number of houses built. If they fail to do the work the council would do it on their behalf and claim it back from the bond. Once the land is adopted by the council the remaining mone...

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Andrew Meets With Ambulance Trust

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has met with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to discuss local response times, call handling and the performance of the local service. Andrew with the Ambulance Trust at their headquarters in Wakefield last week. Andrew has agreed to help support the recruitment of more First Community Responders in our rural areas to help improve the speed at which life saving help gets to those most in need. Andrew also discussed how the Ambulance Service works in relation to...

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  Local MP Andrew Percy and local Councillors, Caroline Fox and Gordon Megson, will be dropping into various villages this Saturday with a special community bus to undertake a series of open surgeries for local residents. The team have hired a specially converted bus that will enable residents in many of our more isolated villages to meet with their local representatives to raise local concerns. Andrew Percy MP says, “I have always said that I wanted to be as accessible an MP as possible a...

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Success following Andrew Percy MP’s Calls for a Cross-Party Meeting to discuss A160

  Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has succeeded in his call for a meeting with Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, to discuss the delayed upgrade of the A160. Mr Percy raised the issue in the House of Commons at Transport Questions and called for Mr Baker to meet with a cross-party delegation to discuss the A160 scheme following the news this week that the upgrade is now likely to be funded in 2015. The Minister agreed to the meeting following Mr Percy’s request. Andrew Percy MP says, “...

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Government Commits to Protect Post Office Network

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed the Government’s decision to more than double its subsidy to the Post Office over the next four years. The new Government has committed an additional £1.3bn of funding to avoid the mass Post Office closure programme planned by the previous Labour Government. The Coalition has also ruled out any further Post Office closure programme as occurred under the last Government which resulted in more than 4,000 Post Offices closing. Andrew Percy MP says...

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Andrew Welcomes Rural Broadband Funding

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed a Government commitment to invest £530 million into the roll-out of rural broadband. The Government has adopted a Universal Service Commitment to get broadband in every household at speeds above 2Mbps. The funding will be directed to ensure that the commitment is met by 2015. The fund is made up of a £230 million surplus from the Digital Switchover fund and an additional £300 million from the Television licence fee and goes much further than th...

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