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

Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Cuts the Ground for Attlee Drive Flooding Scheme

Andrew joined pupils from St Joseph’s to learn more about the Attlee Drive flooding scheme and to cut the ground in the school’s playing field. In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme.  Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold excess water in times of heavy rainfall, which will store the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool...

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Andrew Re-selected as Conservative Candidate for Brigg & Goole

It is an honour and privilege to have been re-adopted by the Executive of the Brigg and Goole Conservative Association to be the Conservative and Unionist candidate for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme constituency. It's been an honour to serve as our MP in the last two Parliaments, and I am proud of the tens of millions of pounds of Government money I have helped secure for our area. When I took over as the MP, unemployment had rocketed, youth unemployment was at near record highs an...

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South Ferriby Lock - Update

Following an update from the Environment Agency (EA), Andrew has received the following information regarding the ongoing repairs to South Ferriby Lock. Since the end of March, three essential components have broken down. The first breakdown was to one of the cloughs, which was repaired last week when the tides were suitably low to carry out this work. However, earlier this week, when the lock keepers were operating the lock to clear away the silt that has been deposited inside and either side ...

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Further Broadband Roll-Out

The Conservative Government funded roll-out of superfast broadband means that the overwhelming majority of homes in our area can now get access to superfast broadband.  Andrew has been working with the East Riding Broadband team to secure the roll-out for the remaining communities, such as Adlingfleet and Gowdall.   Andrew is also working closely with the North Lincs Broadband team on their roll-out and has secured agreement for an underspend in that program to be used to plug lots of the ga...

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Election Decision

It is always important to take time out when 'break points' arrive in life and the decision of the PM to call a June election provided one of those. With boundary changes abolishing this constituency for the 2020 election, I had already informed my constituency and parliamentary staff, and our local Conservative Association Chairman that I would not therefore be seeking re-election in 2020. That wasn't because I enjoyed the job any less, it was just I didn't fancy having to take on a new consti...

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Andrew Attends Coastal Community Conference in Hull

Local MP, Andrew Percy, recently gave the keynote speech at the Great British Coastal Conference in Hull in his role as Minister for Coastal Communities. The conference, which hosted Coastal Community Teams from across the country, was held in Hull this year at the insistence of Andrew in order to show support for the UK City of Culture.  The Government launched the Coastal Communities Fund, and Andrew, as Coastal Communities Minister, has allocated over 9 million pounds to coastal projects in...

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Doncaster Airport Visit

Yesterday, local MP and Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, visited Doncaster Airport with neighbouring MP for Don Valley, Caroline Flint. The purpose of the visit was to hear about the airport's plans for expansion and the opportunities there are to make the airport a real regional hub.  Commenting on the visit, Andrew said, "I had a great visit to Doncaster Airport yesterday with my constituency neighbour, Caroline Flint MP. Doncaster Airport is an operation with massive potential, w...

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Attlee Drive Flooding Scheme

In order to reduce the risk of flooding around Attlee Drive in Goole, Yorkshire Water have announced £6 million of investment in the Attlee Drive flooding scheme. Before work begins on the scheme, Yorkshire Water will be holding a customer drop in event for residents to find out more about the work. This will be held at St Joseph’s Primary School on Kennedy Drive between 4:30pm and 7pm on Monday the 24th of April. Yorkshire Water will be constructing a large underground storage tank to hold ...

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