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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Supports Changing Futures Event with Goole College and Jobcentre Plus

Andrew is joining forces with Goole College and Jobcentre Plus to help hold an event in Goole next Friday (30th September), which is designed to help provide jobseekers with the tools and opportunities to find work. The ‘Changing Futures: Helping to find work’ event will see many of Goole’s major employers attend the College, so that jobseekers can speak direct to these employers and find out more about the kind of careers they provide, the skills and qualifications they are looking for, ...

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Andrew Supports Local Farmers

Last week, Andrew joined farmers and representatives of the National Farmers’ Union at their event outside Parliament.  Andrew says, “It was great to be able to support local farmers at this event outside Parliament and see some of the fantastic produce that British farmers produce nationally. “Farming and food production is an incredibly important industry, estimated at over £108bn a year, and British farmers are world-leading.”

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Andrew Welcomes £1 million Library, Gym and Skate Park Secured for Winterton

Last week, Andrew visited the Winterton Rangers site on West Street, Winterton, to dig the first sod in the grounds of the new library, community gym and skate park that has been agreed for the site. Andrew says, “It was great to be able to visit the site and dig the first sod, in advance of works starting on these fantastic new facilities. Winterton has a thriving community and these new facilities will help benefit local residents. We’ve worked closely with the Winterton Rangers and loca...

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Column - September 2016

Parliament is now back in session for a two-week period ahead of the party conference season. It will be nice to have some structure to the week again, especially as I try to find my feet as a new Minister. It really is quite a bizarre experience going from a backbencher to a Minister. I seem to have ended up with quite a few responsibilities that directly affect our area including; flood recovery and resilience, wind farm appeals, coastal communities, the Local Growth Fund and of course the Nor...

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Andrew Supports Launch of New 105 Power Cut Number

Local MP Andrew Percy is backing the launch of a new number that aims to support local residents if they experience a power cut. Many people don’t know who to contact during a power cut and often wrongly call the electricity supplier they pay their bill to. 105 has been set up to help people get through their local electricity network operator – the company responsible for the network that delivers electricity to their door. It is a free, easy-to-remember number that people can call to rep...

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Goole and District Mariners Service

Yesterday, Andrew attended the Goole and District Mariners service at the Mariners Memorial Gardens in Goole. Andrew says, "I was really pleased to be able to attend this service on Sunday and delighted to see such a good turnout. This year had a special focus on the Goole mariners lost in the Battle of Jutland, with 2016 marking 100 years since this significant naval battle. It's important to commemorate the sacrifices made and I would like to thank everyone involved in organising this servic...

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Defibrillator Update – North Lincolnshire

Andrew has welcomed the continued work to roll-out lifesaving defibrillators across North Lincolnshire, with the majority of local towns and villages now having their own public access defibrillator (PAD) in place, with most being accessible 24/7. Andrew worked with North Lincolnshire Council Leader, Baroness Redfern, and other local Councillors to secure £75,000 for these defibrillators to be placed across North Lincolnshire. Andrew has jointly chaired an action group on this roll-out, and ha...

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Goole Subway Drainage Update

Andrew has continued to work closely with Network Rail and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to secure the necessary investment in Goole’s subways. 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. Andrew led a campaign for these improvements and met regularly with Network Rail to push for works to resolve flooding in the subways. Earlier this year, Network Rail agreed to invest £40,000 into the ...

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