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

Andrew Percy MP

Commemorations for the 45th Anniversary of the Nypro Chemical Plant Explosion

A memorial service will take place at All Saints Church, Flixborough on the 1st June to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the Nypro chemical plant explosion, which took place on Saturday 1st June 1974. Andrew says, "All Saints Church in Flixborough is the home of the memorial to the 28 men who sadly died during this devastating explosion. This year marks the 45th anniversary of this tragedy, which will be marked with a service at the church. The service will commence at 4pm and will last appr...

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Improvement in Local School Results

Andrew has welcomed the news that our local schools have seen significant improvements in their results over the last few years. Commenting, Andrew said, "The below results are due to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic local teachers, support staff and pupils. "In the East Riding, 82% of children now (as at December 2018) attend schools rated good or outstanding. This is in comparison to 55% in 2010. In North Lincolnshire, 89% of children now (as at December 2018) attend schools rat...

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Siemens Site Visit

Andrew visited the Siemens Goole site today along with Finbarr Dowling of Siemens and the Mayor of Goole Josie, and local representatives Nick Coultish, Anne Handley, Barbara and David Jeffreys, Caroline Fox and Liz Sargeantson. Following the visit, Andrew said, "Obviously much of my focus at the moment is trying to resolve the Steel Works issue in Scunthorpe. The Government is underwriting all the salaries and costs at the site to keep it going and is working to find a new buyer to unlock the ...

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Dementia Action Week 2019

This year’s Dementia Action Week campaign started on Monday and will be running all week. Andrew says, "The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and understanding of dementia, and to highlight the help and support available to people living with the condition along with their family/ loved ones. "Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The NHS website states that those who suffer from dementia may have problems with...

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British Steel Liquidation

Sadly, what we have suspected for the past few weeks has come to pass and British Steel has been placed into compulsory liquidation. This is by no means the end of the matter and I want to assure residents and workers that every effort is being put into finding a new buyer. The Government made several offers of tens of millions of pounds to the current owners Greybull in addition to the £120 million already loaned a couple of weeks ago. That company's role in this issue will need to be looked a...

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British Steel Update - 21 May

We had an urgent question in the Commons today on the ongoing issue with the British Steel. As negotiations were continuing between Government and British Steel, Ministers were understandably unable to say a great deal due to the commercial confidentiality of such discussions. I spoke in the Commons earlier and continue to be involved with Ministers on this issue. The Government is genuinely pulling out all of the stops to resolve this issue. We have already provided £120 million of support to...

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UK Steel Charter Launch

Andrew signed the UK Steel Charter today during the charter's launch in Parliament. Andrew says, "I was delighted to attend the launch of the UK Steel Charter today and to show my support for the steel industry. "Cross-party MPs and industry come together in Parliament today to hear about the UK Steel Charter, which aims to maximise opportunities for the UK’s steel producers and increase the value added to the UK economy from public procurement decisions." You can read the charter online Read More →

Volunteer for Primary Futures

The Primary Futures initiative connects primary schools with inspirational volunteers from a range of career backgrounds. The aim of this program is to help primary age children make the connection between what they learn at school and how that relates to the world of work. Andrew reports, "As part of this programme, volunteers visit primary schools to talk to children about their careers. Schoolchildren will then learn about the variety of exciting careers on offer and how what they are learni...

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