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

Andrew Percy MP

Holocaust Educational Trust Launches ‘Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust’ Booklet

The Holocaust Educational Trust, together with the Community Security Trust (CST), have launched a new educational resource titled ‘Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust’. This initiative was borne out of the recent increase in antisemitism, but also the increasing abuse of Holocaust language and imagery witnessed over recent months. The publication is made up of short reflective essays from faith, civic and political leaders. Andrew says, “This booklet is an imp...

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Andrew Visits BC Wood Pellet Biomass Plant

Andrew visited the Lavington Wood Pellet biomass plant in British Columbia, Canada recently to speak to workers and see the operation which provides the wood pellets for Drax power station. Andrew visited as Minister for the Northern Powerhouse as part of a non-taxpayer funded visit to the country to help promote trade and investment.  The Lavington wood pellet plant produces 700,000 tons of wood pellets per year for Drax, all of which is imported at Drax, supporting jobs at the port as well a...

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Andrew Helps Support Northern Powergrid’s Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Priority Services Register

Andrew is helping raise awareness of the support Northern Powergrid can offer local residents who may need extra help if they have a power cut. The electricity distributor’s free-to-join Priority Services Register (PSR) provides additional support to customers who may have a medical condition or equipment which requires electricity, a disability, are elderly or have young children, and a power cut could be more than just an inconvenience. Northern Powergrid, which manages the power network ...

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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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