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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew is Re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole

Last week, Andrew was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme and will serve his third successive term as the constituency's MP. Andrew received 27,219 votes (1,187 more votes than in 2015), which increased his majority to 12,363. Commenting after the result, Andrew said, "Thank you so much to the people of Brigg and Goole and the Isle of Axholme for re-electing me as their Member of Parliament. I am proud to say that I was re-elected with an increas...

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More Money for NHS and Schools at Centre of Conservative Manifesto

Andrew Percy has welcomed commitments in the Conservative manifesto for an increase in funding for local schools and the NHS. Under Conservative plans, at least £8 billion extra will be pumped into the NHS over the next Parliament, guaranteeing real terms per head increases in health spending in every year of the next Parliament.  Andrew, who has been part of the campaign in Parliament for fairer school funding, has also welcomed plans to increase the schools budget by £4 billion over the ne...

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Andrew Welcomes Record low Unemployment Figures

Andrew has welcomed new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest rate in 42 years. The figures have shown that the number of people in work is now at an all-time high, with an employment rate at 74.8%, which is the highest since records began in 1971. The unemployment rate is now 4.6%, which is down from 5.1% for the previous year and the lowest since 1975. There were 1.54 million unemployed people, which are classified ...

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Andrew Cuts the Ground for Attlee Drive Flooding Scheme

Andrew joined pupils from St Joseph’s to learn more about the Attlee Drive flooding scheme and to cut the ground in the school’s playing field. In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme.  Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold excess water in times of heavy rainfall, which will store the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool...

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Andrew Re-selected as Conservative Candidate for Brigg & Goole

It is an honour and privilege to have been re-adopted by the Executive of the Brigg and Goole Conservative Association to be the Conservative and Unionist candidate for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme constituency. It's been an honour to serve as our MP in the last two Parliaments, and I am proud of the tens of millions of pounds of Government money I have helped secure for our area. When I took over as the MP, unemployment had rocketed, youth unemployment was at near record highs an...

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South Ferriby Lock - Update

Following an update from the Environment Agency (EA), Andrew has received the following information regarding the ongoing repairs to South Ferriby Lock. Since the end of March, three essential components have broken down. The first breakdown was to one of the cloughs, which was repaired last week when the tides were suitably low to carry out this work. However, earlier this week, when the lock keepers were operating the lock to clear away the silt that has been deposited inside and either side ...

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Further Broadband Roll-Out

The Conservative Government funded roll-out of superfast broadband means that the overwhelming majority of homes in our area can now get access to superfast broadband.  Andrew has been working with the East Riding Broadband team to secure the roll-out for the remaining communities, such as Adlingfleet and Gowdall.   Andrew is also working closely with the North Lincs Broadband team on their roll-out and has secured agreement for an underspend in that program to be used to plug lots of the ga...

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Election Decision

It is always important to take time out when 'break points' arrive in life and the decision of the PM to call a June election provided one of those. With boundary changes abolishing this constituency for the 2020 election, I had already informed my constituency and parliamentary staff, and our local Conservative Association Chairman that I would not therefore be seeking re-election in 2020. That wasn't because I enjoyed the job any less, it was just I didn't fancy having to take on a new consti...

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