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

Andrew Percy MP

Question During European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Debate

Andrew attended the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 debate yesterday and asked the below question to the Prime Minister.  Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) The Prime Minister is absolutely right about honouring the referendum result. Millions of people across the north of England voted in huge numbers to leave the EU, and many of them went out and re-elected Labour MPs who stood on a solemn commitment to make good on the referendum result. Is it not the case that if any Member of Parl...

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South Ferriby Flood Works Update

As we move towards these much needed works progressing, a number of residents have been in touch to raise concerns about the length of the proposed road closures. I know residents very much support the improved flood defence which I have worked hard to secure funding for with the Council and EA, so these concerns are not a criticism of the works. I just wanted to let residents know that we are working closely with the Council on this who inform me that, "Works are progressing but alternative op...

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Your UK Parliament Awards 2019

There is still time to nominate yourself or a friend, neighbour, teacher or colleague for the UK Parliament Awards 2019. Andrew explains, "These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge those in our area who improve our communities and make a difference in our area by connecting people with democracy or Parliament. This could be through organising an event during UK Parliament Week, or getting people involved with democracy in the local community." The award categories are as follows: - Commu...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Andrew signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. The signing is a pledge of commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Moreover, it is also a tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly to educate young people today. Andrew says, "Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concent...

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Google Visits Marshlands Primary School

Earlier this morning, Andrew took part in a “Be Internet Legends” event at Marshlands Primary School which was conducted by trainers from Google.  Andrew met with representatives of Google earlier this month to invite them to bring their “Be Internet Legends” programme to Brigg and Goole, which they kindly agreed to. The aim of the programme, which both Google and Parent Zone have collaborated on, is to teach internet safety to primary school children. It consists of five key pillars, ...

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800 New Homes for Goole?

I thought residents would be interested in the following story about a £100 million plus investment in 800 new homes in Goole: link. Two things to remember about this though. Firstly, this would be a long-term development over 15 years or so. Secondly, before it moves forward, a full pla...

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Santander Goole Branch Closure

Santander have written to Andrew today to inform him that they will be closing their branch at 31 Boothferry Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5DE on 13 June 2019.  Andrew says, “I understand that with a huge take up of online banking, the way people bank has changed significantly, but I am still very disappointed to have received this notice from Santander regarding their branch in Goole. It's important that account holders make their views known or perhaps even consider changing to a bank ...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to inform as many people as possible that the disease can be prevented. Andrew says, "Over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK, yet it is one of the only cancers that can be prevented and one day become a disease of the past. "Cervical screening (smear tests) are the best protection against the disease, followed by the HPV vaccine offered in school...

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