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

Andrew Percy MP

Small Business Saturday

Andrew supported Small Business Saturday on the weekend (December 3rd) by shopping at local small businesses, including the Coffee Lounge in Goole. Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign. Last year, more than £623 million was spent on the day in small independent businesses, on traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Andrew joined other MPs across our area in pledging his support for our fantastic small busines...

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Andrew Visits Siemens and Trinity Market in Hull

This week, Andrew joined BEIS Secretary of State, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, and Minister of State, Nick Hurd MP for a visit to the new Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Hull; following which Andrew also visited Trinity Market in the city. Andrew says, “It was great to join Greg and Nick to welcome the start of turbine production in Hull. Over 1,000 jobs are being created, on the biggest Enterprise Zone in the country. 96% of these jobs are people from within a 30 mile radius – which is grea...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – November 2016 (2)

I started last week on a low point, attending the funeral of former Isle of Axholme South Councillor, William Eckhardt, in Haxey. William was a true gentleman and I was honoured to be asked by his family to say a few words about him at the funeral. There was a very big turnout with people attending who had worked with William in his professional life, as a Councillor or in many of the charitable causes he supported. Following on from that, I headed back to London for a full week of parliamentar...

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Andrew Urges Residents to Attend Goole Urgent Care Centre Consultation Drop-In Next Week

Andrew is urging residents to attend a drop-in organised by the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) next week, which is designed to showcase their plans for rationalising minor injury services across East Yorkshire. The drop-in is next week, Thursday 1st December from 1pm until 4pm, at The Courtyard, Boothferry Road in Goole. CCG staff will be on hand to answer any questions and further information on the proposals will be available for residents to consider. In three of the four...

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Goole Subway Improvements Completed

Andrew has welcomed Network Rail confirming that it has completed a project to install new pumps at Goole subway to minimise the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rain. The work to install the pumps began on Monday, 7 November and was completed on Monday, 14 November. In addition to reducing the risk of flooding, the new pumps will be able to send an alarm to the Network Rail control centre in York if any issues arise. This will allow engineers to respond to problems much more quickly. ...

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Australian MP Visits Brigg & Goole

The other week, Andrew was delighted to welcome Australian MP, and State Liberal Leader in South Australia, Steven Marshall MP to the constituency. Steven follows a number of other international visitors that Andrew has encouraged to visit our area, such as Canadian MP Andrew Sheer earlier this year. Andrew says, “Our area has so much to offer and I’m always delighted when I can bring people up to visit, so that they can see this for themselves. Whilst Steven was only up for the day, we ma...

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Remembrance Sunday 2016

On Sunday, Andrew once again joined local residents in paying their respects at annual Remembrance Sunday services in the constituency, in Goole and Winterton. Andrew says, “I always think that one of the greatest privileges as a Member of Parliament is to play a part in Remembrance Sunday services. I had the privilege of laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Goole on Sunday morning, which was a beautiful sunny morning, and then at Winterton in the afternoon; where the parade was led by the Scun...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – November 2016

Westminster these past few days seems to have been consumed by the decision last week of the High Court, who issued a judgement saying that the triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU now requires a vote of Parliament. To be clear, I respect our judiciary and their independence and clearly the Government will have to comply with whatever the final decision is. What I am less respectful of are the motives of some of those who brought and supported this case. For some this case was not about par...

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