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

Andrew Percy MP

Shared Rural Network Question and Brexit Intervention

Andrew spoke in the Chamber yesterday during questions to the Secretary of State on the Shared Rural Network initiative, along with making an intervention during the Early General Election debate. Shared Rural Network The Shared Rural Network initiative is a partnership between the Government and the UK’s mobile network operators to bring 4G coverage to 95% of the UK by 2025. The goal of this initiative is to improve poor mobile coverage in remote and rural areas. Mobile network operators (...

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Aire and Calder Towpath Trail

Andrew has commented on the recent opening of the Aire and Calder Towpath Trail. Andrew reports, "The official opening of this new trail took place this morning. Sadly, I couldn't attend but this is a project I have long supported and worked towards. The idea of a new cycle way along the canal came up years ago when two pupils from the area brought the idea up with the local Councillors at the time, Caroline Fox and John Barrett (now retired). Rory and Ben might be adults now but at least we g...

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Brigg Rotary Polio Planting

Andrew and North Lincs Council Leader Rob Waltham joined Brigg Rotary and Brigg 2222 Squadron Air Cadets to plant crocus bulbs in support of eradicating polio. Andrew explains, "Really enjoyed joining Brigg Rotary, Brigg 2222 Squadron Air Cadets and Council Leader, Rob Waltham, this weekend planting crocus bulbs as part of Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio across the world. "We might have got thoroughly soaked but it was good fun and all for a great cause. We managed to plant...

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Maternity Bereavement Suite Visit

Andrew visited the Maternity Bereavement Suite at Scunthorpe Hospital earlier today to meet hospital staff, the Healthtree Foundation and to see the suite for the first time.  Andrew said, "It was a real pleasure to finally be able to join hospital staff and the Healthtree Foundation to visit the new Maternity Bereavement Suite at Scunthorpe Hospital today. I spoke about the new Cherished Suite in a House of Commons debate on baby loss awareness recently and I can confirm that the facility loo...

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Broughton EE/BT Phone Mast – Further Update

Andrew has now received a further update on EE/BT Group’s new 4G mast in Broughton. Andrew reports, "I am pleased to report that there is now a projected date to bring this site online. "I have been informed that EE/BT have now activated the site for 3G services and expect to bring 2G and 4G online from the 5th November. All the equipment necessary to do this is now in place at the site, and it is linked to the main network.  "Please be aware that there are always environmental factors (e....

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Andrew Speaks During European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill Questions

Andrew spoke in the House yesterday during an Urgent Question on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.  You can read a transcript of Andrew's question and the response by the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Stephen Barclay MP) below. You can read the full debate on Hansard here.    Andrew Percy (Bri...

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EE/BT Group Update – Marshlands Mobile Coverage Report

Following Andrew's survey on mobile coverage and broadband for residents of the Marshlands villages, we are happy to report a positive update from EE/BT Group. Andrew explains, "Residents may remember that, earlier this year, I conducted a survey to examine Marshlands residents’ experiences of mobile coverage and broadband and to see if any improvements or otherwise had been seen in the area. My team and I then compiled a report from the data we received from residents, which we forwarded to ...

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Brexit Update - They Aren't Gonna Let Us Leave

So there we have it, thanks to another Remainer stitch-up, aided by the Speaker again, MPs have voted to prevent the PM getting approval for the Brexit deal today. Getting binding approval for the deal today was required by the law Remainers passed stating that unless Parliament voted in support of a deal by the end of today, then the PM is required by law to seek a delay to Brexit. Most annoyingly of all, the people who passed this law requiring a vote to take place today or else there has to ...

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