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

Andrew Percy MP

New Online Apps for Advice on Careers and Further Education

Earlier this month, the Government launched two new apps to help students make more informed choices on what and where to study at university. The new online apps were created by the winners of the Open Data Competition, receiving £150,000 of funding each to produce their app. Andrew says, "The apps will help students overcome the daunting prospect of having to shift thought all the available data that comes with searching for the right course or institution. They will also be particularly hel...

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World Parkinson’s Day 2019

World Parkinson’s Day is taking place today, Thursday 11 April 2019. Andrew explains, "Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, with around 145,000 people in the UK living with the condition. "The aim of the 'Parkinson's Is' campaign is to increase understanding of Parkinson’s and to raise awareness of the impact it can have on people living with the condition along with their families and friends." You can find out more about the campaign online here: Read More →

£8.1 million Funding for MRI and CT Scanners at North Lincs & Goole NHS Trust

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has informed Andrew that the Department of Health has completed their review of a capital funding bid from Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust and have agreed to release £8.1 million of funding. Andrew explains, "This money will go towards the replacement of an MRI scanner at Scunthorpe Hospital and two MRI scanners and one CT scanner at the Grimsby Hospital. "This is very welcome funding from the government and will help to deliver im...

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Future Leaders Connect – Opportunity for Young Leaders

The British Council have asked Andrew to share a fantastic opportunity for young people in our area who are interested in policy-making and leadership opportunities.  Andrew explains, "Future Leaders Connect identifies exceptional young leaders (aged 18-35) from across the UK and around the world. The initiative is run by the British Council and is open to all young people aged 18-35 and will see ten representatives from the UK join 40 emerging policy leaders from eleven other countries.  "T...

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Azuma Trains To Operate the East Coast Main Line

Azuma trains will be operating the East Coast Main Line from the 15th May this year as part of the £5.7bn Government-led Intercity Express Programme. These new trains will serve the London to Leeds route, with Hull being served shortly too.  Andrew says, "I am delighted that at long last we are getting new trains on the East Coast Main line. Frankly, local rail users have had to put up with slower and poorer services for too long. This is a positive announcement and one that will be welcomed ...

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Axholme North Leisure Centre Update

The new Axholme North Leisure centre continues to go from strength to strength. The fitness programme is expanding further, it now includes: Iyengar yoga, 50+ fitness, stability ball, abs blast, HIIT strength, Kettlebell, and Circuits. Additionally, an exercise referral programme is being developed across the Isle to enable and encourage people to become active to help with a variety of conditions. This programme is ground-breaking in our area, with the GP practice supporting patients to manag...

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Brexit Compromise - "So long as you agree with me"

Andrew has provided a further update on Brexit on his Facebook page. You can read his update below, or directly on his page here:   I apologise for this thread becoming so Brexit orientated but it is the issue people most contact me on and I think residents need to know clearly how I voted.  I am frankly sick to the back teeth of hearing MPs demand other MPs compromise but then spend t...

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Goole Rail Village

Andrew recently met with senior executives from Siemens in Parliament for an update on the Goole Rail Factory and to also discuss exciting plans Siemens are considering for Goole in addition to the rail factory.  Siemens have been in discussions with the Government about the possibility of creating a new rail testing track in Goole as part of a new Rail Village that would not only test trains but also lead on the digitisation of the rail industry. This would be the first testing track in the U...

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