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

Andrew Percy MP

Holocaust Memorial Day Debate

Yesterday, Andrew spoke in the House of Commons debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on the 27th January each year and is a time to remember and reflect on the millions of people who lost their lives as a result of, or who were affected by, the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution; as well as subsequent genocides around the world – including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.  MPs from across political parties spoke on the importance of comm...

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Flood Warnings – Latest

Thanks to residents who have made contact regarding the current flood risk. Many of us have had flood warnings and alerts, which are precautionary of course, and getting a warning doesn't mean flooding will occur. If you are not signed up, please visit the Environment Agency Floodline on their website: https://fwd.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register - these warnings are great, you get a call and an ema...

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Flood Warnings and Tidal Surge

Residents might well be aware of the flood warnings and alerts that are being issued for our area today. I've just received the Flood Alert myself for the Tidal River Ouse, Don and Dutch River Catchment, which I receive by being signed up to the Environment Agency Floodline at my home in Airmyn. The current situation and concern is being caused by the unusual circumstances in which three factors have combined. They are the seasonal high tides (spring tides) combining with a low atmospheric press...

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Yorkshire Water Update Meeting

Andrew recently met with representatives from Yorkshire Water as part of his campaign for improvements to the drainage network in Goole, to reduce flood risk. Following recent flooding events in the town, a Flood Risk Management Plan is being drawn up for Goole; with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Water working together to address flooding concerns. Yorkshire Water has already invested almost £4 million at their Carr Lane pumping station as a result of flooding and Andrew rece...

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Andrew Urges Local Residents to Have Their Say on Plans for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole

Andrew is asking residents to contribute to the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group’s consultation on rationalising minor injury services across the East Riding, before the consultation closes in less than two weeks’ time; on the 17th January. Andrew launched his campaign for an Urgent Care Centre in Goole, after the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (the body of local doctors responsible for running our local NHS) announced last year a consultation that will rationalise Minor I...

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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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