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

Andrew Percy MP

Yorkshire Water Update Meeting

Andrew recently met with representatives from Yorkshire Water as part of his campaign for improvements to the drainage network in Goole, to reduce flood risk. Following recent flooding events in the town, a Flood Risk Management Plan is being drawn up for Goole; with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water working together to address flooding concerns. Yorkshire Water has already invested almost £4 million at their Carr Lane pumping station as a result of flooding and Andrew rece...

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Andrew Urges Local Residents to Have Their Say on Plans for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole

Andrew is asking residents to contribute to the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group’s consultation on rationalising minor injury services across the East Riding, before the consultation closes in less than two weeks’ time; on the 17th January. Andrew launched his campaign for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole, after the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (the body of local doctors responsible for running our local NHS) announced last year a consultation that will rationalise Minor I...

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Andrew Signs Christmas Card Pledge to Support Brexit

Andrew has signed a giant Christmas card to local residents, pledging to vote in Parliament for Brexit and respect the outcome of the EU referendum, if a vote in Parliament is required. Attending an event in Westminster organised by Change Britain - the campaign to make a success of Brexit – Andrew promised to vote to trigger Article 50 unconditionally. Commenting on the pledge Andrew said, “On 23 June over 17 million people voted to leave the EU and take back control of our laws, borders,...

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New Funding Formula for Local Schools

Andrew has welcomed the recent statement by the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, that the new funding formula for schools will look to significantly increase the funding available for schools in our area. Andrew has long campaigned for a change to the schools funding formula, which has historically not supported rural areas such as ours and neglected to properly address issues of rural deprivation and accessibility. Hundreds of local residents signed a petition on this issue ...

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Millions More for Goole Carr Lane Pumping Station Improvements

Andrew has welcomed the announcement that Yorkshire Water is set to build on the recent £3.8m investment in its pumping station on Carr Lane in Goole, with an additional £3.6m project to further enhance the reliability of the site. Starting later this month, the company and contract partners AGT will begin work to install new screens at the pumping station; which will help to protect the pumps on site from rags and other unwanted items that arrive through the sewers.  Andrew says, “I’m ...

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Andrew Supports This Girl Can Campaign

Andrew has lent his support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to get more women active. Andrew met the This Girl Can team at an event in Parliament to showcase the best in British advertising and gave the campaign his backing. Statistics published by Sport England last week show the number of women playing sport and getting active is at an all-time high. 7.21 million women now play sport and do regular physical activity, 250,000 more than when Sport England launched its National Lot...

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Growing Up North

Andrew spoke at the launch of the Children Commissioner’s launch of their ‘Growing Up North’ report last week. Growing Up North is a year-long project by the Children's Commissioner for England that aims to put children at the heart of discussions about Northern regeneration. Andrew says, “It was great to speak at the launch of the Children Commissioner's launch of their Growing Up North inquiry into the North-South education divide last week. Having grown up North and taught in the N...

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Andrew Joins Yorkshire Water and Local Plumbers in Encouraging Local Residents to ‘Get Ready for Winter’

As temperatures drop, Andrew has joined with the water and weather sectors locally to remind people to be ‘winter ready’ and stay warm, safe and healthy this season. Yorkshire Water, along with WaterSafe - the register that represents plumbing businesses - are supporting the Government’s ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign, hosted by the Met Office. There are lots of simple steps households can take to prepare for a cold winter and now is a great time to get ahead and make sure homes are...

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