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

Andrew Percy MP

Stay Warm and Well This Winter

With the cold weather returning, it is useful to note the following advice and tips on keeping warm and well this winter. The gov.uk website has published a booklet with tips on how to maintain good health during these colder months: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653267/Keep_Warm_Keep_Well_2017.pdf . The NHS website has also out...

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Age UK - Tackling Loneliness

Loneliness is an issue which is particularly highlighted around the festive period. This is especially prominent in the elderly population and can have a significant impact on their wellbeing. 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with over 2 million aged +75. An Age UK campaign this month focused on this in a powerful 60 second video which can be viewed online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inyaBPWdZIM&a...

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Andrew Delivers Toys and Games to Local Charity

Andrew delivered toys and games to the charity Home-Start in Goole on Friday, as part of Local Charities Day. Every MP in Parliament was offered a box of toys and games by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) to donate to a local charity.  Andrew said, “It was really nice to visit the charity Home-Start in Goole on Friday to deliver a box of toys and games for children. The toys were kindly donated to MPs by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) to highlight the vital role of ...

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Inaugural Meeting for the APPG on Surrogacy

Earlier today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy had its inaugural meeting in Parliament. Andrew has been working with the Surrogacy UK Working Group to set up this APPG, and today he was elected to be the Group’s Chair.  Andrew reports, “I was delighted with the great turnout we received for the inaugural meeting of the APPG on Surrogacy. I, along with my team and the Surrogacy UK Working Group, have been working hard to set up a dedicated APPG on this important issue....

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Meeting with the Chief Fire Officer of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

Andrew met with the new Chief Fire Officer for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, Chris Blacksell, last Friday. Mr Blacksell, who was previously the Deputy Chief Fire Officer, took over the Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive role earlier this year. Andrew said, "It was great to meet with Chris, who is still relatively new in post, and to get an update on developments within the Fire Service. In years gone by I have campaigned hard against proposed closures and downgrading of fire stations,...

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Local Charities Day 2017

Andrew is supporting Local Charities Day today, which is an annual celebration of local charities and the work that they do. As part of Local Charities Day, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is hosting webinars and a TED Talk style Facebook live video feed during the day. Moreover, the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) is working with their partners to highlight the positive local stories taking place around the country. You can see the work of local charities on the DCMS...

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Andrew Meets With Natwest to Discuss Brigg Branch Closure

Andrew met with representatives of Natwest today to discuss the closure of the Brigg branch in June next year. Andrew reports, "I just met with Natwest to discuss their decision to close the NatWest Brigg branch on 13th June 2018. I raised the concerns of constituents who rely on this branch and pushed them on the issue of ATM availability in Brigg, on mobile banking and telephone banking. Natwest were clear that the decision has been made and that the closure is final and I am afraid nothing ...

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St John Ambulance's C.A.R.E. for a Heart campaign

Andrew is urging constituents to get prepared now so that they would know what to do if faced with a cardiac arrest. This comes as St John Ambulance’s latest research shows more than half of Britons (53%) have no idea where their nearest lifesaving equipment is, despite the fact that up to seven out of 10 people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator inside the first five minutes. The new statistics also found that 61% wouldn’t know what to do if ...

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