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

Andrew Percy MP

Biffa Roxby Landfill Meeting

Andrew and local Councillors, Holly Mumby-Croft MP, Elaine Marper, Helen Rowson and Ralph Ogg, met with Biffa and the Council's Environmental Health team last Friday to discuss the on-going unacceptable issues with the Roxby Landfill. Andrew explains, "For the past couple of months or so, myself and local Councillors have been dealing with resident complaints about the smells coming from the site. I have witnessed these myself and they really are disgusting and unacceptable. "In short, Biffa i...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, where we remember the 6 million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust, and all other victims of the Nazis.  Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This year is also significant as it also marks 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. Last week, Andrew once again took part in the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Debate in Parliament. He also j...

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Surrogacy Debate

Earlier this week, Andrew lead a Westminster Hall debate on “government policy on surrogacy". Andrew explains, "You may be aware of my work as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy. APPGs are cross-party groups of MPs and Peers working together on a particular topic, in this case on surrogacy law. "Surrogacy law is currently outdated and inadequate in the UK, which is why I set up the APPG and why I called for the debate this week. The debate was an opportunity to pr...

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Andrew Visits Crowle Hub

Andrew visited the Market Hall in Crowle last Friday to meet with Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed to see the works underway to turn the Market Hall into a new Community Hub that will also facilitate the return of Post Office Services to Crowle. They also met with the contractor on site and discussed how the works are progressing.  Andrew reports, "As residents may remember, we saved this building for the community and we are really proud to be investing £300,000 into it. We've already ...

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Goole Town Deal - Share Your Thoughts

Andrew is encouraging Goole residents to share their thoughts on the Town Deal funding of £25 million. Andrew explains, "Last Friday I chaired the first meeting of the Goole Town Deal group which will formally be constituted shortly. This is the group that will help oversea the up to £25 million Town Deal funding I helped secure for the regeneration of Goole from the Government. "The group will have representatives of the Council, Town Council, voluntary groups and business groups on it and ...

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Funding Available for Local Good Causes

The People’s Postcode Lottery are once again inviting local good causes, voluntary groups and registered charities to apply for funding via their three grant giving trusts. As with last year, the financial support, between £500 and £20,000, is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: * People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights and tackling discrimination. * Postcode Community ...

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Flooding Meetings - Meeting with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board

Andrew met with the Ancholme Internal Drainage Board earlier today, along with Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Cllr Ralph Ogg, to discuss flood management on the Ancholme Valley.  Andrew says, "Following the severe flooding to land and houses at the end of last year, I have been working with the various agencies to discuss flooding issues and find solutions. Over the next couple of weeks, I have a number of meetings set up to deal with the specifics.  "Today I was dealing with drainage on the Rive...

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Andrew Raises Holocaust Memorial Day During Prime Minister's Questions

Andrew attended Prime Minister's Questions today to raise awareness of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).  Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual commemoration (January 27) in memory of victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It's also an opportunity to honour Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly educating young people on the Holocaust today. You can read Andrew's question and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson'...

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