Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Andrew Joins Police on Patrol

Andrew Joins Police on Patrol

Andrew is nearing the completion of his Police Parliamentary Scheme. Under this scheme, MPs volunteer to give up twenty days undertaking front line shifts with the police. Andrew has so far gone out with Neighbourhood Policing Teams, undertaken night shifts with the Public Order and Incident Response Team, and most recently worked with the dogs section and the Humberside Police helicopter. Andrew gave up last weekend to undertake a shift with the helicopter, based at Humberside airport, and on S...

£2.95m Investment in Roads

£2.95m Investment in Roads

Andrew has warmly welcomed additional Government funding to repair local roads damaged by flooding and other severe weather. The East Riding will receive £1.3m and North Lincolnshire will receive £650,000. On top of this the Chancellor yesterday allocated £200m to repair potholes across the country and North Lincolnshire Council's recent budget allocated separate monies for local roads. Andrew says, “Everyone knows how annoying and unsafe potholes and damaged roads can be and of course the damag...

‎South Axholme Academy Extension

‎South Axholme Academy Extension

Andrew was on the Isle last Friday to attend the digging of the first sod for the half a million pound classroom extension at South Axholme Academy. Andrew was joined by local Councillors Liz Redfern and Dave Robson. Together, the local Conservative team found the funding for this project which will help support the schools expansion into providing a sixth form. Andrew has worked closely with the school on the sixth form proposal, lobbying Ministers and officials for the necessary approvals.  An...

Mobile Coverage Campaign Moves Forward

Mobile Coverage Campaign Moves Forward

Andrew continued his campaign to better connect the area by holding meetings with mobile network operator Everything Everywhere (EE). He met with Dan Perlet, Director of Corporate and Financial Affairs at EE and John Carwardine, Community Affairs Manager at EE. He lobbied them for improved mobile phone coverage across the area.  Everything Everywhere were able to tell Andrew that over the next 18 months their 4G coverage in the area will match their current 2G coverage. This means that you shoul...

Andrew Discusses Future of Post Offices

Andrew Discusses Future of Post Offices

Andrew recently met with Steve Bruckshaw, Post Office Senior Stakeholder Manager, to discuss the future of Post Offices locally. The pair discussed the £1.5 billion of Government investment to modernise and protect the Post Office network. The investment means there will be no forced closures, unlike the 6,000 Post Offices that were lost under Labour. Andrew Percy MP says, “The Post Office have assured me that if a Sub-Postmaster/mistress chooses to leave a business, then the Post Office will se...

Mobile Phone Coverage Campaign

Mobile Phone Coverage Campaign

Andrew recently met with Paul Morris, Head of Government Affairs at Vodafone, to lobby them as part of his campaign for improved mobile phone coverage locally. Vodafone were able to confirm plans to improve coverage next year. Vodafone and o2 are to share infrastructure to expand their reach in more rural communities, allowing them to provide greater coverage and 4G connectivity for speedy internet access on 4G enabled smartphones. Andrew Percy says, “Rural areas have been getting a raw deal fro...

Goole Train Station

Goole Train Station

Last week Andrew Percy met with representatives of Network Rail onsite at Goole station to discuss continued concerns about the current condition there.  Andrew previously helped secure £1m of government funding for Goole to fund the 'Get Goole Moving' bid. Plans included subway improvements and whilst some work has been started, this has been disappointingly slow. Concerns have also been raised regarding the painting of the station itself, with the beams visibly rotting and paint flaking.  Andr...

Dragonby Energy Efficiency Works

Dragonby Energy Efficiency Works

Andrew visited Dragonby recently to see the work being undertaken to 11 properties in the village to improve energy efficiency. Andrew helped to secure £24k of funding for the project which is costing £90k in total. The scheme is providing external insulation and new heating systems to 11 homes in the first phase, and is funded jointly by the North Lincs Council, the ECO scheme and the Bagmoor wind farm community fund.  Andrew explains, "I am delighted that myself and local Councillors, Ivan Glo...

Floods Minister Visits to Discuss Flood Hit Communities

Floods Minister Visits to Discuss Flood Hit Communities

Last week Brandon Lewis MP, Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, visited the area to discuss the local communities hit by floods, including South Ferriby, Keadby and Burringham, following a request by Andrew.  The Minister, who has responsibility for flood recovery, met with Andrew and Cllr Liz Redfern to discuss the action taken following the December tidal surge. He then visited South Ferriby to update the Parish Council. The Government has already confirmed that it...

New apprentices give a £2.0m boost to businesses

New apprentices give a £2.0m boost to businesses

Andrew is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved. Every time a local company hires an apprentice, their bottom line gets an average boost of £1,972. This happens immediately, while the apprentice is being trained, and represents the benefit after typical wage and training costs for Yorkshire and the Humber are deducted. Last year, 1,020 people started an apprenticeship in the Brigg and Goole constituency. This m...