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

Andrew Percy MP

Early Years Family Support Debate

Andrew took part in a House of Commons debate on early years family support yesterday to speak on the Imagination Library scheme and to highlight the importance of literacy at an early age.  You can read Andrew’s contribution below, or read the full debate online here:

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Goole Town Centre to Receive a Quarter of a Million Pounds of Funding

Goole town centre is set to receive almost £250,000 of funding. This money has been allocated by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) via funding from the Conservative Government’s Local Growth Fund, which Andrew was responsible for during his time as the Northern Powerhouse Minister. Andrew says, "This is obviously good news but is still relatively limited funding. I am continuing to work with the council and Government departments to access more significant funding for the town ce...

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Isle of Axholme Greenway Visit

Andrew visited the Isle of Axholme Greenway yesterday to take a look at the fantastic new information signs. Andrew reports, "I was joined by local councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed, Leader of North Lincs Council Rob Waltham and Paul Schofield from the Environment Team who have been managing the expansion of the Greenway. "The Greenway is a path which connects the Isle with Scunthorpe, and is enjoyed by many runners, walkers, cyclists etc. We hope that the route will eventually run the wh...

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Burringham and Gunness, and South Ferriby Flood Defence Works – Update Visits

Andrew visited both the Burringham and Gunness Flood Defence works, and the South Ferriby Flood Defence works today to check on progress for these projects. As you may be aware, Andrew has been working with the council and the Environment Agency to secure funding for these schemes following the devastation of the 2013 tidal surge. Andrew says, "I am happy to report that the Burringham and Gunness Flood Defence works are nearing completion, with the works estimated to be completed in early/ mid...

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Andrew Meets Transport for the North and Supports Northern Budget Ask

Ahead of the upcoming spending review, Andrew met with representatives of Transport for the North to discuss rail and transport investment in the North. Andrew also added his voice to the growing calls for Government to prioritise spending in the North of England. Alongside fellow Northern MPs, civic leaders and businesses, Andrew is calling on the Government to increase investment in transport in the North of England, in line with Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan. This incl...

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Westminster Hall Debate on the Steel Industry

I spoke in the Steel Industry debate in Parliament yesterday to once again support the efforts to save the Scunthorpe steelworks. Alongside other local MPs, Nic Dakin and Martin Vickers, we again presented a united cross-party voice in support of this vital industry. The Official Receiver, who is the independent person overseeing this process, is presently assessing a short list of bids for the site. The Government cannot mandate his decision on this matter but, separately to this, Government M...

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Change4Life Campaign to Make Kids More Active

Public Health England have teamed up with Disney and Sport England to launch the Change4Life campaign, the aim of which is to encourage children to become more active. Andrew says, "Along with the obvious health benefits, physical activity can also build children’s self-confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. However, not enough children are meeting the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendation that children do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity eve...

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Snaith & Cowick Walking Group

The Snaith & Cowick Walking Group is welcoming new members. Andrew reports, "The Snaith & Cowick Walking Group formed in 2007, with a message that walking is good for your health. They offer a guided walk every Tuesday at 10am, starting from Snaith Station Free Car Park. The walks last for 90 minutes and the areas covered are Snaith, the Cowicks, Gowdall and Carlton. "For the more energetic, they have also just launched a new four-mile circular walking trail in East Cowick, which was f...

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