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

Andrew Percy MP

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Competition for Primary Students

Primary school pupils in our area can take part in a national competition to raise awareness of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Andrew explains, "The competition, which has been organised by gas network Cadent, is designed to teach children about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and to help them to keep safe. The competition is looking for entries from children aged between 5 and 11, in any form of media, such as eye-catching cartoons, videos, models, short stories or poems that are inf...

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4R Planning - Dirty Tricks?

I've just had a resident from Crowle contact me to say that Labour have been knocking on their door - well it is election time and the only time they appear, in which they stated that Labour were the only party opposing the 4R planning application! This is the plan for a waste treatment site near Swinefleet. So much for working together to oppose what is a deeply unwanted application locally. In short, as residents will know from the direct letters they have received from myself and local Counc...

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British Steel Seeking Government Loan

As residents may have seen in the news today, British Steel are reported to be seeking a £100 million loan form the Government in order to meet EU emissions requirements. Normally these would be settled by carbon permits but because the UK hasn't agreed a deal with the EU on Brexit, these have been suspended. British Steel were very clear with local MPs that they wanted us to support the PM's deal which would have seen us leave the EU on March 29th had it passed. They were clear that the deal ...

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New Online Apps for Advice on Careers and Further Education

Earlier this month, the Government launched two new apps to help students make more informed choices on what and where to study at university. The new online apps were created by the winners of the Open Data Competition, receiving £150,000 of funding each to produce their app. Andrew says, "The apps will help students overcome the daunting prospect of having to shift thought all the available data that comes with searching for the right course or institution. They will also be particularly hel...

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World Parkinson’s Day 2019

World Parkinson’s Day is taking place today, Thursday 11 April 2019. Andrew explains, "Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, with around 145,000 people in the UK living with the condition. "The aim of the 'Parkinson's Is' campaign is to increase understanding of Parkinson’s and to raise awareness of the impact it can have on people living with the condition along with their families and friends." You can find out more about the campaign online here: Read More →

£8.1 million Funding for MRI and CT Scanners at North Lincs & Goole NHS Trust

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has informed Andrew that the Department of Health has completed their review of a capital funding bid from Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust and have agreed to release £8.1 million of funding. Andrew explains, "This money will go towards the replacement of an MRI scanner at Scunthorpe Hospital and two MRI scanners and one CT scanner at the Grimsby Hospital. "This is very welcome funding from the government and will help to deliver im...

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Future Leaders Connect – Opportunity for Young Leaders

The British Council have asked Andrew to share a fantastic opportunity for young people in our area who are interested in policy-making and leadership opportunities.  Andrew explains, "Future Leaders Connect identifies exceptional young leaders (aged 18-35) from across the UK and around the world. The initiative is run by the British Council and is open to all young people aged 18-35 and will see ten representatives from the UK join 40 emerging policy leaders from eleven other countries.  "T...

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Azuma Trains To Operate the East Coast Main Line

Azuma trains will be operating the East Coast Main Line from the 15th May this year as part of the £5.7bn Government-led Intercity Express Programme. These new trains will serve the London to Leeds route, with Hull being served shortly too.  Andrew says, "I am delighted that at long last we are getting new trains on the East Coast Main line. Frankly, local rail users have had to put up with slower and poorer services for too long. This is a positive announcement and one that will be welcomed ...

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