For Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme
Please note that Andrew Percy is not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Andrew Percy MP

Pacer Train Competition

The Department for Transport are running a competition for community groups to win a Pacer train carriage for conversion into a public space, for whatever community use they can think of. Andrew explains, “With new and refurbished trains arriving across the Northern network, Pacer trains are being phased out after more than three decades of service. Although nobody in our area will miss the Pacers, this competition ensures that these old carriages can now serve communities in a new and innova...

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Postcode Lottery Charity Funding Opportunity

The People’s Postcode Lottery are once again giving local charities and community groups the opportunity to apply for a part of over £3million of funding. Applications have been open since Wednesday 31 July and will last for two weeks - until 14 August. Voluntary groups and registered charities in our area can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The financial support is available through three different trusts, with each trust supporting projects focused on specific themes: •...

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New Burton Play Building Visit

Andrew visited Burton Play last month to see the childcare provider's newly-constructed building. Andrew reports, "The new early years school building has been delivered following the devastating fire of last year. This is thanks to £300,000 of funding from North Lincolnshire Council, the Burton bears group and with support from the parish council. "The new purpose-built pre-school and day care centre is on the same site at Burton upon Stather Primary School. However, the new building is larg...

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Keadby 2 Project – Visit and Update

Andrew recently visited Siemens' new Keadby 2 site for an update on how construction is progressing, and to discuss the recruitment of local workers and businesses for the project. Following the visit, Andrew said, "With all our focus on the big Siemens investment coming to Goole, we sometimes forget about another huge Siemens investment in our constituency.  "That's why it was such a pleasure to visit the new power station project in Keadby recently.  The construction is well under way. Whe...

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West Halton Play Area Visit

Andrew visited West Halton recently to see the village’s brand-new play area. He was joined by local councillors, Elaine, Ralph and Helen, the Parish Council and North Lincs Council Leader, Rob Waltham. Following the visit, Andrew said, "I’m delighted that the new playground has now been installed. This is thanks to a £44,000 grant from the Conservative-led North Lincs Council and the hard work of West Halton Parish Council.  "This funding came from the council’s Community Grant Fund a...

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Steel Industry Question to the Prime Minister

Andrew took part in the Priorities for Government debate in the House of Commons yesterday to raise the issue of the steel industry and HS3 (Northern Powerhouse Rail) with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. You can read the full exchange below.    Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) Can I urge my right hon Friend the Prime Minister to continue all the efforts the Government have so far been engaged in to secure and save a future for the British steel industry, which is so important to the north...

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APPG on Surrogacy – Meeting with the Law Commission

Andrew hosted the Law Commission in Parliament yesterday for a meeting with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Surrogacy.  The Law Commission recently published their consultation paper: “Building families through surrogacy – a new law”. This meeting was an opportunity for the Law Commission to present and discuss their surrogacy consultation proposals with the APPG.  A full copy of the Law Commission’s consultation paper is available Read More →

Steel Industry Questions to the Secretary of State

Andrew took part in today’s steel industry questions to seek the Government’s commitment to major infrastructure projects in order to provide certainty to the steel industry.  You can read Andrew’ question below, along with thew Secretary of State’s reply, or read the full debate online here.   Andrew Percy (Brigg ...

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