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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Calls for Secondary Schools to Teach CPR to Students

Andrew Percy MP is urging secondary schools in Brigg and Goole to teach their students CPR, following the British Heart Foundation (BHF) warning that people who have not been trained in CPR are nearly 3 times less likely to perform it. Andrew met life saving charities BHF, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross in Westminster on Monday 16 October, Restart a Heart Day, to discuss making first aid skills a vital part of the PSHE curriculum. There are over 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests ...

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Nominate a Local Chef for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Contest

Andrew is calling on constituents to help him make his nominations to the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year contest. Andrew, who was formerly the Minister for Pubs, has consistently given his support to local pubs and the industry as a whole. The Pub Chef of the Year contest, which is in its second year, has two possible prizes: Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef. Chef Milan Hukal from Suffolk, and Young Chef Robert Yuill from Dundee, were last year’s winners following 120 nominations received by M...

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Mobile Phone Network Meetings

Andrew has started his latest round of meetings this week with mobile phone networks as part of his long-running campaign to secure better mobile coverage for local people.  Andrew previously surveyed thousands of homes in the constituency on this issue to get a full picture of customer experience locally. Following this, all of the mobile networks have started a process of mast improvements locally, with many residents already seeing improvements. However, Andrew continues to believe coverage...

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BAE Systems Jobs - Letter to Prime Minister

Following BAE Systems’ announcement on redundancies last week, Andrew has coordinated a cross-party letter to the Prime Minister along with Diana Johnson MP. 142 cross-party MPs signed the letter.  Andrew comments, “I am pleased to have been working cross-party with Diana Johnson MP regarding jobs at BAE Systems. BAE Systems recently announced 2000 proposed redundancies across a number of sites in the UK. This is very sad news for all of the workers concerned and will be a huge blow to the...

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The Community Cinema in Crowle

A new community cinema project will shortly be launched in Crowle. The cinema is being run by the new Community Cinema Group, which is made up entirely of local volunteers. It was established through a £10,000 contribution from North Lincolnshire Council and a further £3,000 from a local windfarm fund, which helped with the Cinema Group’s start-up costs. The group will be running two regular viewing slots: 1st Wednesday afternoon of every month, starting at 12:30, and the 3rd Friday of eve...

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Bigby Road Closure Update

FURTHER UPDATE RECEIVED; Since the below update from Network Rail, Andrew has received further news regarding the Bigby Road closure . Andrew explains, "I am happy to report that Bigby Road Crossing will reopen today. We have been chasing this issue all day and have now received the following update from Network Rail. "They have sourced a replacement part and plan on installing that this afternoon with a view to having the road reopened by 6pm tonight. "They are looking at if this replaceme...

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Burglaries on the Isle of Axholme

Andrew recently received the following update from Humberside Police regarding the recent spate of burglaries on the Isle of Axholme. Commenting, Andrew said, “As residents may remember, I have raised this numerous times with the local police and in face to face meetings with police chiefs. “In addition to the below, as I made clear a few weeks ago, Humberside Police have informed me that they are looking at increasing police numbers on the Isle as recruitment of new officers increases. "...

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Help to Heat Scheme – ECO Funding

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain which aims to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under the scheme, larger energy suppliers have to deliver energy efficiency measures to homes in Great Britain. Residents must be in receipt of guaranteed pension credit to qualify. This funding does not usually cover the full cost of installation works: however, there are some situations whereby it might; for example, if the property...

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