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

Andrew Percy MP

Mobile Update Meetings: Vodafone

In his current round of update meetings with mobile networks, Andrew has now met with Vodafone.  Andrew reports, "Following previous meetings with EE and O2, I have now met with representatives of Vodafone. I raised concerns about poor coverage spots in our area, especially in Broughton and Goole, and was assured that Vodafone are working to improve these spots. "I also informed Vodafone about recent problems with their infrastructure sharing with O2 in Goole. I spoke about O2’s recent ante...

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North Lincs Broadband Rollout - Update

Andrew met with BT and the North Lincolnshire Broadband team on Friday to discuss the next phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband. Below is an update from Andrew following this meeting.  "I had a good meeting earlier with BT and North Lincs Broadband team to discuss the next phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband. "We then visited Jeffrey Lane in Belton where 137 extra premises in the Bellwood Drive, Knights Close area will now be able to access superfast broadband of up to 300...

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Launch of Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole

Andrew launched the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole recently, along with Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin and the chair of Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG), Anne Shaw. The Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole is a specialist service that accepts individuals in the post-acute phase of their injury who may still need a high level of medical and nursing input. The team includes nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist and a number of...

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Andrew asks Question on Digital Infrastructure in Rural Areas During Questions to the Treasury

Yesterday, Andrew attended questions to Ministers in the Treasury to raise the issue of digital infrastructure in rural areas. Andrew informed the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury that rural areas in his constituency still struggle with access to broadband and good mobile coverage, and asked what the Government was doing to address this situation.   Oral Answers to Questions - Digital Infrastructure   Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) What recent investment the Government have prov...

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Stay Well This Winter by Getting a Free Flu Jab

Andrew has urged those of his constituents who are at risk of getting flu to get their free vaccine jab before winter sets in as it emerged that 25,434 missed out on protection last year across North Lincolnshire and 45,049 in the East Riding. Flu vaccination rates continue to climb across the country, but remain lower than ideal in many areas. Andrew’s call comes as the Chief Medical Officer warned recently that flu and complications associated with it cause 8,000 deaths on average a year in...

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Andrew Calls for Secondary Schools to Teach CPR to Students

Andrew Percy MP is urging secondary schools in Brigg and Goole to teach their students CPR, following the British Heart Foundation (BHF) warning that people who have not been trained in CPR are nearly 3 times less likely to perform it. Andrew met life saving charities BHF, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross in Westminster on Monday 16 October, Restart a Heart Day, to discuss making first aid skills a vital part of the PSHE curriculum. There are over 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests ...

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Nominate a Local Chef for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Contest

Andrew is calling on constituents to help him make his nominations to the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year contest. Andrew, who was formerly the Minister for Pubs, has consistently given his support to local pubs and the industry as a whole. The Pub Chef of the Year contest, which is in its second year, has two possible prizes: Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef. Chef Milan Hukal from Suffolk, and Young Chef Robert Yuill from Dundee, were last year’s winners following 120 nominations received by M...

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Mobile Phone Network Meetings

Andrew has started his latest round of meetings this week with mobile phone networks as part of his long-running campaign to secure better mobile coverage for local people.  Andrew previously surveyed thousands of homes in the constituency on this issue to get a full picture of customer experience locally. Following this, all of the mobile networks have started a process of mast improvements locally, with many residents already seeing improvements. However, Andrew continues to believe coverage...

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