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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Raises Hospital Issue with Minister

Local MP Andrew Percy has written to the Secretary of State for Health to make him aware of local concerns regarding the loss of beds at Goole Hospital. Although the decision to reduce bed numbers is made by the local Hospital Trust and not Government Ministers, the coalition Government has recently announced one of the biggest restructurings of the NHS, aimed at involving local people more in the running of the NHS.  

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Goole High School Scoops Princess Diana Award

I had forgotten to blog about my recent visit to Goole High School to meet with pupils who had received a Diana, Princess of Wales award for their pioneering anti-bullying mentor scheme. The scheme sees older students buddying up with new and younger students as part of a mentoring scheme.

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Andrew Holds Site Meeting to Discuss Anti-Social Behaviour

Local MP Andrew Percy held a meeting on Potts Lane car park last Friday with residents and the Police to discuss on-going anti-social behaviour in Crowle. Andrew and Ward Councillor, John Briggs, were handed a petition signed by local residents calling for tougher action on anti-social behaviour and speeding in the Town. Andrew has also given his backing to a dispersal order in Crowle and has written to both the Police and the Council to support the proposal which could come in to force&n...

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Whitgift and Airmyn Summer Fairs

The glorious sunshine is making this year's summer fairs and galas an absolute joy to attend. There is nothing like a cream tea in the sunshine surrounded by fantastic local residents. I've been asked to open quite a few of these this year including the Whitgift Chirch fete where I am pictured with the show Queen and her attendants.

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Andrew becomes a Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary Voice

Local MP Andrew Percy has become one of Beating Bowel Cancer's Parliamentary Voices following a meeting with its Chief Executive Hilary Whittaker last Tuesday. Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading charity working to raise awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer.  

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Crowle Market Place and Winterton Show

I had a great time at the Winterton Show last Sunday with the weather helping to bring out what looked like record numbers of visitors. I had never seen the show car park so busy!

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One Small Step ...

I managed to fulfil one of my ambitions this week by getting to meet a real life astronaut. The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis visited the House of Commons after completing a tour of UK schools where they have been speaking to try to encourage kids to take an interest in maths and science.

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Andrew Wins Assurances from Minister on Court Closures

Local MP Andrew Percy took the case for the retention of Goole Magistrates Court to Parliament last Wednesday. Andrew was successfully awarded a debate on the proposed closure, the first such debate on the proposals to close 103 courts across England and Wales. Andrew teamed up with neighbouring Selby MP Nigel Adams, who is fighting the proposed closure of Selby Magistrates, to put the Minister on the spot over the closure plans.  

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