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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Attends Service to Mark 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

On Friday Andrew attended a service at Goole Cenotaph to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. Fighting at the Battle of the Somme began on the 1st July 1916 and lasted for 139 days (four and a half months), until the 18th November 1916. In total, 60 nations from across the British Empire and Europe were involved in the fighting. The Battle of the Somme claimed a million casualties in total; 430,000 from Commonwealth countries, with a third of this number killed. The firs...

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Andrew Pledges to Support High Quality End of Life Care for LGBT People

Andrew has pledged to support Marie Curie in calling for high quality palliative and end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, following the release of the charity’s latest report: ‘Hiding Who I am’: The reality of end of life care for LGBT people.’ Andrew was joined by Marie Curie Nurse, Tracey Meaning, to help launch the report in Parliament, which has a forward written by writer Sandi Toksvig OBE, in Westminster earlier this week. The report looks at the barriers...

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Andrew Attends Premiere Screening of Holocaust Survivor's Filmed Testimony in Parliament

Andrew recently joined fellow MPs and other guests at the premiere screening of the filmed testimony of Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper BEM, in Parliament. The filmed testimony was a project supported by the Holocaust Educational Trust and undertaken by Zigi’s grandson in an effort to record and preserve Zigi’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor. Zigi was born on 18th January 1930, to a Jewish family in Łódź, Poland, and attended a Jewish school. In 1940 Zigi and his grandparents wer...

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Royal Mail Commit to Refurbish Local Postboxes

Andrew is delighted that the Royal Mail have confirmed that they will be refurbishing all of the postboxes in the DN14 postcode area after raising resident concerns with them. Andrew has worked closely with local residents to help tidy up many local areas and complaints about the condition of postboxes were a regular theme. Andrew says, "This is really good news and I'm pleased that the Royal Mail will be undertaking a programme to refurbish these postboxes throughout the area. I've noticed ma...

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Andrew Supports Campaign for More IBD Specialist Nurses

Andrew is supporting the campaign for more specialist IBD nurses after a recent survey conducted by patient charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, found that at least 100,000 patients in the UK with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) don’t have access to adequate care. IBD Nurses are instrumental in improving the quality of life for patients with IBD as well as helping to cut significant costs to the NHS, yet many health services are not offering the recommended nursing level. The specialist nurse...

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Andrew Visits Goole Hospital’s Palliative Care Family Room

Andrew visited the recently opened Palliative Care Family Room at Goole Hospital the other week to see the facilities on offer and meet with staff supporting patients and their families there. The room, which is located on Ward 2 in Goole Hospital, is available for use by relatives of patients receiving palliative care and provides a separate, quiet space for them. Andrew says, “I was really pleased to visit the recently opened family room and to see what a fantastic space it is for families...

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Andrew Welcomes the Secretary of State for Education to Goole Academy

Andrew recently welcomed the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, to Goole Academy during her visit to officially open the new school buildings. This multi-million pound investment was made possible through phase one of the government’s Priority School Building Project (PSPB). The Secretary of State also met with pupils and staff at the academy to hear about the positive work being undertaken at the school and was even interviewed by Finlay Lawson, age five, for the s...

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Andrew Joins Scunthorpe Veterans for Breakfast

Andrew was honoured to be invited to join Scunthorpe Veterans Breakfast Club for their regular breakfast meeting the other weekend. Scunthorpe Veterans Breakfast Club has 95 members and Andrew joined a number of them for breakfast at Frankie & Benny's in Scunthorpe. Andrew says, “It was a pleasure to join these veterans for breakfast and to hear about the work that the Club does to support veterans locally. Whilst we discussed related matters such as the Armed Forces Covenant, we were al...

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