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

Andrew Percy MP

Australian MP Visits Brigg & Goole

The other week, Andrew was delighted to welcome Australian MP, and State Liberal Leader in South Australia, Steven Marshall MP to the constituency. Steven follows a number of other international visitors that Andrew has encouraged to visit our area, such as Canadian MP Andrew Sheer earlier this year. Andrew says, “Our area has so much to offer and I’m always delighted when I can bring people up to visit, so that they can see this for themselves. Whilst Steven was only up for the day, we ma...

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Remembrance Sunday 2016

On Sunday, Andrew once again joined local residents in paying their respects at annual Remembrance Sunday services in the constituency, in Goole and Winterton. Andrew says, “I always think that one of the greatest privileges as a Member of Parliament is to play a part in Remembrance Sunday services. I had the privilege of laying a wreath at the cenotaph in Goole on Sunday morning, which was a beautiful sunny morning, and then at Winterton in the afternoon; where the parade was led by the Scun...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column – November 2016

Westminster these past few days seems to have been consumed by the decision last week of the High Court, who issued a judgement saying that the triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU now requires a vote of Parliament. To be clear, I respect our judiciary and their independence and clearly the Government will have to comply with whatever the final decision is. What I am less respectful of are the motives of some of those who brought and supported this case. For some this case was not about par...

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Goole Development Trust

Andrew met with Stacey Howard and Stephen Waud from the Goole Development Trust the other week, to talk about their work in the town and efforts to expand beyond the Goole area. The Goole Development Trust (GDT) is a social enterprise which helps with the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Goole and the surrounding area. As a not for profit company, the Trust offers a range of loans for new and existing businesses; with all profits being reinvested into the community. The Trus...

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Funding Secured for Keadby with Althorpe Working Men’s Club

Andrew has welcomed the news that Keadby with Althorpe Working Men’s Club has been successful in securing over £15,000 of funding from SSE’s Keadby Windfarm Community Fund following their bid to develop facilities at the Club. The current facilities in the Club are over 20 years old and this funding will enable the club to carry out important works, such as refurbishing the kitchen, improving accessibility and modernising the facilities on offer for members and the local community. Andrew...

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Get Ready for Winter

Local MP and Communities Minister, Andrew Percy has urged councils and communities to get ‘winter ready’ and put their emergency plans in place. Andrew has highlighted that whilst the Government is investing £2.5 billion in flood prevention over the course of this Parliament, local leaders across the country can also be doing their bit to prevent flood damage to people’s homes and businesses. Councils and communities can visit a new ‘Get Ready for Winter’ website, launched jointly b...

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Andrew Asks Residents to Back His Campaign for Goole Urgent Care Centre

Andrew has launched his campaign for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole after the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (the body of local doctors responsible for running our local NHS) announced a consultation that will rationalise Minor Injury Units across the East Riding. In three of the four proposals, Goole would see an Urgent Care Centre created at the hospital. These new Urgent Care Centres will provide a range of services, such as increased diagnostics (blood tests and ultrasounds), incr...

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Subway Improvement Work to Start Next Week

Andrew has welcomed confirmation from Network Rail that work is due to start next week on their new £40,000 drainage system for the subways in Goole. Network Rail have developed a two-phase plan to address flooding concerns there after Andrew has campaigned for improvements, as users of the subways are currently forced to walk on the road when the subways flood or travel a significant distance to reach their destination.  These initial works, which are an interim measure, will include: - ...

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