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

Andrew Percy MP

Inaugural Meeting for the APPG on Surrogacy

Earlier today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy had its inaugural meeting in Parliament. Andrew has been working with the Surrogacy UK Working Group to set up this APPG, and today he was elected to be the Group’s Chair.  Andrew reports, “I was delighted with the great turnout we received for the inaugural meeting of the APPG on Surrogacy. I, along with my team and the Surrogacy UK Working Group, have been working hard to set up a dedicated APPG on this important issue....

Read More →

Meeting with the Chief Fire Officer of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

Andrew met with the new Chief Fire Officer for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, Chris Blacksell, last Friday. Mr Blacksell, who was previously the Deputy Chief Fire Officer, took over the Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive role earlier this year. Andrew said, "It was great to meet with Chris, who is still relatively new in post, and to get an update on developments within the Fire Service. In years gone by I have campaigned hard against proposed closures and downgrading of fire stations,...

Read More →

Local Charities Day 2017

Andrew is supporting Local Charities Day today, which is an annual celebration of local charities and the work that they do. As part of Local Charities Day, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is hosting webinars and a TED Talk style Facebook live video feed during the day. Moreover, the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) is working with their partners to highlight the positive local stories taking place around the country. You can see the work of local charities on the DCMS...

Read More →

Andrew Meets With Natwest to Discuss Brigg Branch Closure

Andrew met with representatives of Natwest today to discuss the closure of the Brigg branch in June next year. Andrew reports, "I just met with Natwest to discuss their decision to close the NatWest Brigg branch on 13th June 2018. I raised the concerns of constituents who rely on this branch and pushed them on the issue of ATM availability in Brigg, on mobile banking and telephone banking. Natwest were clear that the decision has been made and that the closure is final and I am afraid nothing ...

Read More →

St John Ambulance's C.A.R.E. for a Heart campaign

Andrew is urging constituents to get prepared now so that they would know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest. This comes as St John Ambulance’s latest research shows more than half of Britons (53%) have no idea where their nearest lifesaving equipment is, despite the fact that up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator inside the first five minutes. The new statistics also found that 61% wouldn’t know what to do if ...

Read More →

New THINK! Road Safety Campaign for Children

The government has launched a new THINK! road safety campaign to cut the number of child fatalities on roads.  Andrew reports, "The new THINK! campaign aims to assist children and their teachers in highlighting the dangers of the road and encouraging road safety. Of course teachers are already doing a fantastic job teaching children on this issue, but any extra help the government can offer to ensure that children learn these important safety skills is very welcome."  The new THINK! campaign...

Read More →

Andrew Speaks About Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence

Andrew raised the issue of housing for victims of domestic violence during questions to the Department for Communities and Local Government. You can read Andrew's full exchange with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, below. Alternatively, you can watch the video of Andrew's question on ParliamentTV.   Communities and Local Governmen...

Read More →

St Martin’s C of E Primary Receives £123,000 Refurbishment

Andrew joined Cllr Ron Allcock and Cllr David Rose on a visit to St Martin’s C of E Primary School on Friday to see the £123,000 refurbishment to provide pupils with improved facilities and extra space. The £123,000 improvements were secured by the Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council.  The first phase of the works, which were completed over the Easter break this year saw internal remodelling to extend the existing disabled toilet and to alter an existing changing room to a form a g...

Read More →

Font Size: Larger | Smaller | Reset