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

Andrew Percy MP

APPG on Surrogacy – First Evidence Sessions

Andrew chaired the first two surrogacy evidence sessions for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy. The evidence obtained from these sessions will go on to inform the APPG’s report on surrogacy, which will be sent to the Law Commission. Following the sessions, Andrew said, “It was a pleasure to chair the first two evidence sessions for our APPG report.  "I was joined by a number of Parliamentary colleagues who are also members of the APPG. We heard evidence on the "lived e...

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Broughton Phone Campaign Success

Thanks again to residents who completed my recent survey on mobile phone coverage in Broughton. The results have all been compiled and shared with the operators. For many, the coverage issues in Broughton are pretty grim, as I know myself from trying to use my phone in the Broughton area! However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel, at least for those who use O2. The company have got in touch to inform me that by the end of the year they intend to have undertaken works to substant...

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Discount Railcard For 26 to 30 Year-Olds

26 to 30-year-olds will shortly be able to purchase their discount railcards and make average yearly savings of £125 on off-peak rail journeys.  Andrew adds, "I am delighted that we are making good on the Government's promise to deliver this important rail card for younger people. The 26-30 Railcard, which will be available before the end of the year, will be the first digital only Railcard. It will cost £30 a year and will allow 1/3rd off your leisure journeys across Britain." The railcar...

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Visit to Reedness Primary School

Andrew visited Reedness Primary School earlier today to speak to years 4, 5 and 6 pupils about British values. Following the visit, Andrew said, "I really enjoyed discussing my role as a Member of Parliament and answering the students’ questions. I was asked some great questions, including: what is my favourite part of being an MP, do I enjoy my job, and what I will do when I am no longer an MP. "I was really impressed with the students' knowledge of the Parliamentary system and their abilit...

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Andrew's Comments on the 4R Proposal, Swinefleet

As I promised residents, I recently met with 4R who are behind the controversial potential planning application in Swinefleet. Many residents turned up to the recent consultation event, as did representatives from my office. Sadly, I was unable to attend and therefore undertook to meet 4R myself to express my reservations about their proposed operation and the concerns of local residents. I had a very civil meeting with representatives of 4R but it is fair to say we had to agree to differ abou...

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Remembrance Day Commemorations in Brigg

A number of Remembrance Day commemorations are being held in Brigg ahead of this year's Armistice Day, which is also the centenary of the end of the First World War.  Andrew explains, "Well done and thank you to all the volunteers involved in commemorations for this year’s Remembrance Day in Brigg. This includes the Brigg and District Veterans Group, Brigg Heritage Centre, Brigg Town Business Partnership and the Royal British Legion Poppy Collection, along with grant assistance from Brigg To...

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Environment Agency Update on the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy

Andrew joined other local MPs for a meeting today with Mike Dugher and Philip Winn of the Environment Agency (EA). This meeting was an opportunity for Humber MPs to receive an update on the Comprehensive Review of the Humber Strategy and to provide feedback for the EA. The EA’s Humber team is working with 12 partner local authorities to comprehensively review the current Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy. The Review’s core objective is to “support sustainable development and a prosper...

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Warm Home Discount Scheme for Winter 2018/19

The Warm Home Discount scheme provides a one-off discount of £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2018 to 2019. The scheme is open to applications from those who get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, or if you’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme. Moreover, you can still qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter. To find out more, please follow this link: Read More →

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