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

Andrew Percy MP

Launch of National Campaign for a Defibrillator in Every School

Andrew joined a cross-party group of MPs for the launch of the Oliver King Foundation’s National Campaign for every school across the country to have access to a lifesaving Defibrillator by 2020. The Oliver King Foundation was set up after 12-year-old Oliver King tragically died from a sudden cardiac arrest in March 2011 during a swimming lesson at school. The Foundation has set a target for every school to have a lifesaving Defibrillator.  To achieve this, the Foundation will continue to w...

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Drainage meeting with Severn Trent

Andrew joined Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed for a meeting with Severn Trent to discuss on-going resident concerns about flooding and drainage in the Crowle and Ealand area.  Severn Trent heard concerns about continuing problems during times of heavy rainfall, with particular concerns being raised about sewage over-flowing. North Lincs Council, Severn Trent and the Environment Agency have all re-committed to working together to solve the issues with drainage in the area.  Andrew said...

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Goole 36 Update Meeting With Homes England

Andrew held an update meeting with Homes England (previously the Homes and Communities Agency) to discuss on-going efforts to encourage new businesses to the site. Andrew previously worked to secure the funding from David Cameron's Government to construct the road which has opened up the development land.  Since this time, he has worked with the Homes and Communities Agency, Government and potential investors to encourage development of the site. Interest has been strong in the site, with anno...

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Your UK Parliament Awards

This Friday is the deadline for applications to the Your UK Parliament Awards. If you are someone who has made a difference in our area by connecting people with democracy or Parliament, or are part of a group which has done so, please put yourself forward for these awards. This could be organising an event during UK Parliament Week, or getting people involved with democracy in the local community. This also includes our outstanding and hardworking teachers too. The Your UK Parliament Awards ...

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Warm Home Discount - Applications Still Open

British Gas have informed Andrew that constituents may still be eligible for Warm Home Discount for this winter. Andrew reports, "I'm grateful for the below update from British Gas regarding the Warm Home Discount, which constituents should apply for as soon as possible. "The Warm Home Discount is a scheme which allows some constituents a rebate of £140 off their electricity bill. You may be eligible if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or if you are on a low income and m...

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Time to Talk Day

Today is Time to Talk Day, which takes place on the first Thursday in February.  Andrew explains, "Time to Talk Day, which was first launched in 2014, is designed to get people talking about mental health issues and to break the silence around mental health. These conversations can take place in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online. "1 in 4 people are affected by mental health problems, but, unfortunately, people still don’t feel that they are able to talk about their problem...

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Lifetime ISA and the Help to Buy ISA - Support for Young People

Last year, I provided information to constituents on the Government’s Lifetime ISA scheme and the extra support the Government has provided for first-time home buyers and young savers. I decided it would be useful to share the below information again, along with some further updates that have taken place since then. LIFETIME ISA If you are aged between 18 and 40 you might want to consider looking at the Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) which were introduced by the Conservative Government to help young ...

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Safe and Sound Grant

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have launched a ‘Safe and Sound’ grant for home owners and private tenants. The grant has been set up at the Conservative -run Council to help minimise the fear of crime by providing additional home security measures to enable residents to feel safer in their homes. To qualify for assistance, applicants must satisfy the following requirements: - Aged over 60 or disabled - A homeowner or private sector tenant/Housing Association tenant.  - All thos...

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