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

Andrew Percy MP

Land Opened up for New Jobs

Andrew recently visited Slag Banks at Normanby Enterprise Park to view the plans to open up 60 acres of additional land on this booming industrial estate. Following the visit, Andrew said, "The Government has awarded the development £1 million via the Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to pay for the ground work and new road to open the site up, some of which is already taken by a new employer. "I met with the Ward Councillors the LEP, contractors and North Lincs Council Leader, ...

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Goole - Snaith – Leeds Line Update Meeting

Earlier today, Andrew attended a meeting at Goole Leisure Centre as part of the joint campaign for improved rail services on the Goole to Leeds line.  Andrew reports, "Cllr Caroline Fox and I met with Transport for the North, Northern Rail, The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a representative of the Lower Aire Valley Rail Action Group (LAVRAG). Upgrades to the services are being considered as part of the Service Option Fund, which the Government helped create. There are about 17 projects ...

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Question During European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Debate

Andrew attended the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 debate yesterday and asked the below question to the Prime Minister.  Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) The Prime Minister is absolutely right about honouring the referendum result. Millions of people across the north of England voted in huge numbers to leave the EU, and many of them went out and re-elected Labour MPs who stood on a solemn commitment to make good on the referendum result. Is it not the case that if any Member of Parl...

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South Ferriby Flood Works Update

As we move towards these much needed works progressing, a number of residents have been in touch to raise concerns about the length of the proposed road closures. I know residents very much support the improved flood defence which I have worked hard to secure funding for with the Council and EA, so these concerns are not a criticism of the works. I just wanted to let residents know that we are working closely with the Council on this who inform me that, "Works are progressing but alternative op...

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Your UK Parliament Awards 2019

There is still time to nominate yourself or a friend, neighbour, teacher or colleague for the UK Parliament Awards 2019. Andrew explains, "These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge those in our area who improve our communities and make a difference in our area by connecting people with democracy or Parliament. This could be through organising an event during UK Parliament Week, or getting people involved with democracy in the local community." The award categories are as follows: - Commu...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Andrew signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. The signing is a pledge of commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Moreover, it is also a tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who continue to work tirelessly to educate young people today. Andrew says, "Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concent...

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Google Visits Marshlands Primary School

Earlier this morning, Andrew took part in a “Be Internet Legends” event at Marshlands Primary School which was conducted by trainers from Google.  Andrew met with representatives of Google earlier this month to invite them to bring their “Be Internet Legends” programme to Brigg and Goole, which they kindly agreed to. The aim of the programme, which both Google and Parent Zone have collaborated on, is to teach internet safety to primary school children. It consists of five key pillars, ...

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800 New Homes for Goole?

I thought residents would be interested in the following story about a £100 million plus investment in 800 new homes in Goole: link. Two things to remember about this though. Firstly, this would be a long-term development over 15 years or so. Secondly, before it moves forward, a full pla...

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