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

Andrew Percy MP

Visit to Rawcliffe Primary School

Andrew visited Rawcliffe Primary School earlier today to answer questions from the school council. Both Rawcliffe Bridge and Rawcliffe School were represented at the Q&A session as the two schools joined for Children In Need Day. Andrew said, “I enjoyed answering the excellent questions put to me. We spoke on my proudest achievement as a MP, the success in getting the tolls reduced on the Humber Bridge, the Siemens Factory coming to Goole, broadband in the Rawcliffe and Snaith area and th...

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APPG on Surrogacy – Second Round of Evidence Sessions

Last night, Andrew chaired evidence sessions for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy.  As with the previous two sessions in October, the evidence compiled from these hearings will go on to inform the APPG’s report on surrogacy, which will be sent to the Law Commission. Andrew said, “I was delighted to chair the APPG’s latest evidence sessions. “Once again I was joined by APPG colleagues from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, including Conservative, La...

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UK Parliament Week

Today is the first day of Parliament Week – a UK-wide celebration of our country’s democratic history. Andrew explains, “UK Parliament Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our democracy and to engage people, particularly younger people, with Parliament and the history of our democracy. “As such, I contacted schools in our area to invite them to take part in this fantastic initiative. Events will be taking place in our area and throughout the UK, and I urge everyone to get invol...

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Free NHS Jab- National Flu Immunisation Programme

With the flu season normally starting in December, there is still time to book an appointment for your free flu jab. Over 65s will be offered, for the first time, the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV). This vaccine is designed to boost the body’s immune response, which improves the effectiveness of the vaccine in the older age group. Andrew adds, "This year, around 22 million people are eligible for a free NHS jab, which includes social care workers - who have been eligible since last year...

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Pipers Crisps Takeover by PepsiCo

Residents may have seen in the media that Pepsi are bidding to buy Pipers Crisps who are based at Elsham. They have been in contact with me to highlight their plans, including their plans to increase production which might be good for local jobs. Pipers have been a real success story and previously received a grant from the Government to expand production and I am delighted that this investment has seen them go from strength to strength. I have asked to meet Pepsi face to face but they are una...

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Goole to Rawcliffe Cycleway Update Meeting

Andrew recently joined Cllr John Barrett for a meeting with representatives of East Riding Council (ERYC) and the Canal and River Trust to discuss progress on the Goole to Rawcliffe cycleway/ Aire and Calder Towpath Trail project. Andrew reports, “ERYC have put in a funding bid for the Aire and Calder Towpath Trail project, which will now go through a competitive assessment process, and I have lobbied ministers on behalf of the project. “This proposal will provide an all-weather route for ...

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Goole Train Factory Good News

Residents may have seen reports this evening that the High Court has lifted the suspension on Transport for London and Siemens signing the new contract for the tube line upgrades which were an important part of the £160 million train factory investment in Goole. This is indeed excellent news but I can't say much more until full details are made official in the coming days. Not everything that is being reported is substantive but I hope and expect good news in the coming days. Rest assured thi...

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Meeting with North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

Andrew was at Goole Hospital last Friday for a meeting with senior health bosses from the North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust. Andrew met with managers and senior doctors and nurses to discuss the Trust's recovery from special measures and plans for the future of Goole Hospital. The meeting was led by Trust Chief Executive, Dr Peter Dearing.  In particular, the Trust briefed Andrew on plans to increase the number of patients being treated at Goole Hospital by 120 per month, starting at the ...

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