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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Signs Christmas Card Pledge to Support Brexit

Andrew has signed a giant Christmas card to local residents, pledging to vote in Parliament for Brexit and respect the outcome of the EU referendum, if a vote in Parliament is required. Attending an event in Westminster organised by Change Britain - the campaign to make a success of Brexit – Andrew promised to vote to trigger Article 50 unconditionally. Commenting on the pledge Andrew said, “On 23 June over 17 million people voted to leave the EU and take back control of our laws, borders,...

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New Funding Formula for Local Schools

Andrew has welcomed the recent statement by the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, that the new funding formula for schools will look to significantly increase the funding available for schools in our area. Andrew has long campaigned for a change to the schools funding formula, which has historically not supported rural areas such as ours and neglected to properly address issues of rural deprivation and accessibility. Hundreds of local residents signed a petition on this issue ...

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Millions More for Goole Carr Lane Pumping Station Improvements

Andrew has welcomed the announcement that Yorkshire Water is set to build on the recent £3.8m investment in its pumping station on Carr Lane in Goole, with an additional £3.6m project to further enhance the reliability of the site. Starting later this month, the company and contract partners AGT will begin work to install new screens at the pumping station; which will help to protect the pumps on site from rags and other unwanted items that arrive through the sewers.  Andrew says, “I’m ...

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Andrew Supports This Girl Can Campaign

Andrew has lent his support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to get more women active. Andrew met the This Girl Can team at an event in Parliament to showcase the best in British advertising and gave the campaign his backing. Statistics published by Sport England last week show the number of women playing sport and getting active is at an all-time high. 7.21 million women now play sport and do regular physical activity, 250,000 more than when Sport England launched its National Lot...

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Growing Up North

Andrew spoke at the launch of the Children Commissioner’s launch of their ‘Growing Up North’ report last week. Growing Up North is a year-long project by the Children's Commissioner for England that aims to put children at the heart of discussions about Northern regeneration. Andrew says, “It was great to speak at the launch of the Children Commissioner's launch of their Growing Up North inquiry into the North-South education divide last week. Having grown up North and taught in the N...

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Andrew Joins Yorkshire Water and Local Plumbers in Encouraging Local Residents to ‘Get Ready for Winter’

As temperatures drop, Andrew has joined with the water and weather sectors locally to remind people to be ‘winter ready’ and stay warm, safe and healthy this season. Yorkshire Water, along with WaterSafe - the register that represents plumbing businesses - are supporting the Government’s ‘Get Ready for Winter’ campaign, hosted by the Met Office. There are lots of simple steps households can take to prepare for a cold winter and now is a great time to get ahead and make sure homes are...

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Small Business Saturday

Andrew supported Small Business Saturday on the weekend (December 3rd) by shopping at local small businesses, including the Coffee Lounge in Goole. Now in its fourth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign. Last year, more than £623 million was spent on the day in small independent businesses, on traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Andrew joined other MPs across our area in pledging his support for our fantastic small busines...

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Andrew Visits Siemens and Trinity Market in Hull

This week, Andrew joined BEIS Secretary of State, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, and Minister of State, Nick Hurd MP for a visit to the new Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Hull; following which Andrew also visited Trinity Market in the city. Andrew says, “It was great to join Greg and Nick to welcome the start of turbine production in Hull. Over 1,000 jobs are being created, on the biggest Enterprise Zone in the country. 96% of these jobs are people from within a 30 mile radius – which is grea...

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