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

Andrew Percy MP

New River Ancholme Launch

Andrew joined the Ancholme Rowing Club in Brigg recently to celebrate the new pontoon giving access to the River Ancholme. The £6,000 for the new jetty was secured by local Conservative Councillors and the River Trust.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "It was only a few years ago that we came up with our plans to improve leisure opportunities in the Brigg and Wolds area. The river was very much at the heart of that, and working in partnership, we have seen much delivered.  "The creati...

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Andrew Visits South Axholme Academy

Andrew visited South Axholme Academy in Epworth last Friday to meet with the Principal, Mrs Thompson, and visit students in their classes. Andrew and Mrs Thompson discussed the £2 million works which are about to start to replace the roof and windows across the site. This is being funded by the Conservative Government's 'Condition Improvement Fund'. The two also discussed school funding and the school's progress.   Following the visit, Andrew said, "It is always great to be back at South Axh...

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Lifetime ISAs for 18-39yr olds

If you are aged between 18 and 39, you might want to consider looking at the recently launched Lifetime ISAs (LISAs), which were introduced by the Conservative Government to help young savers and those looking to buy a home. The Lifetime ISA is a longer-term tax-free savings account which provides up to £1000 of bonus cash from the Government for savers every year. The government will give you a bonus of 25% of the money you put in, up to a maximum of £1,000 a year. For example, if you save ...

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Andrew Welcomes Fall in Unemployment

Official figures released today show a further downward trend for unemployment claims across the Brigg and Goole and Isle of Axholme constituency. The figures for May 2017 show that: •         The total number of unemployed claimants in the Brigg and Goole constituency in May 2017 was 955. •         This represents a rate of 2.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, below the equivalent UK claimant rate which was 2.6%. •         The number of claimants in Brigg ...

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Andrew is Re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole

Last week, Andrew was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme and will serve his third successive term as the constituency's MP. Andrew received 27,219 votes (1,187 more votes than in 2015), which increased his majority to 12,363. Commenting after the result, Andrew said, "Thank you so much to the people of Brigg and Goole and the Isle of Axholme for re-electing me as their Member of Parliament. I am proud to say that I was re-elected with an increas...

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More Money for NHS and Schools at Centre of Conservative Manifesto

Andrew Percy has welcomed commitments in the Conservative manifesto for an increase in funding for local schools and the NHS. Under Conservative plans, at least £8 billion extra will be pumped into the NHS over the next Parliament, guaranteeing real terms per head increases in health spending in every year of the next Parliament.  Andrew, who has been part of the campaign in Parliament for fairer school funding, has also welcomed plans to increase the schools budget by £4 billion over the ne...

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Andrew Welcomes Record low Unemployment Figures

Andrew has welcomed new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest rate in 42 years. The figures have shown that the number of people in work is now at an all-time high, with an employment rate at 74.8%, which is the highest since records began in 1971. The unemployment rate is now 4.6%, which is down from 5.1% for the previous year and the lowest since 1975. There were 1.54 million unemployed people, which are classified ...

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Andrew Cuts the Ground for Attlee Drive Flooding Scheme

Andrew joined pupils from St Joseph’s to learn more about the Attlee Drive flooding scheme and to cut the ground in the school’s playing field. In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme.  Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold excess water in times of heavy rainfall, which will store the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool...

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