Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Labour Nastiness Part 94!

Labour Nastiness Part 94!

As well as Labour's on-going smears, we now have letters being written for people to send to the local paper attacking the funding of my campaign! Then of course there are the on-line ramblings and offensive comments of my opponent's staff which I have screen shot in preparation. All of it just goes to prove what I have been warning of all along, Labour will stop at nothing.   The letters are quite useful actually, and the latest one by a young lad from Crowle is no exception. They give m...

Conservatives Will Protect Port Jobs

Conservatives Will Protect Port Jobs

Andrew Percy and local businesses operating on the docks in Goole have welcomed a Conservative commitment to scrap collection of Labour's disastrous port taxes if elected. The back dated taxes threatened hundreds of jobs in the Goole area and were imposed by the Labour government without consultation with port businesses.   Now the Conservatives have pledged a moratorium on the collection of these taxes, an investigation into the role of the Valuation Office in this process and to work...

Brigg Royal British Legion and Goole Car Parking

Brigg Royal British Legion and Goole Car Parking

Most of this week has been spent planning for the next few weeks and getting stuff ready. It's been a bit difficult though as I have picked up quite a bad throat from school. It seems to be on its way out though now, a bit like Labour!   Last night I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting of the Brigg branch of the Royal British Legion. It was quite funny really as the Chairman and I grew up in neighbouring streets in Hull. I am also now a proud member for this new branch!   I ...

Belton Playgroups, Horkstow Church and Goole Canvassing

Belton Playgroups, Horkstow Church and Goole Canvassing

Yesterday was a very varied and long day with me only getting home for my tea at about 10.30. By tea, I mean a pizza from Pasture Road which was quite good actually as a couple of lads from the Goole ATC saw me in the take-away and popped in to say hello.   The morning started with a visit to the Belwood Play School and the new Belton Mother and Toddler Group in Belton. I spent a lot of time chatting to the two groups, one of which as some challenges ahead.   After that it was back to the of...

On Patrol Again!

On Patrol Again!

Yesterday was another really busy day, although I nearly didnt get anywhere. I left Airmyn at about 7.45am for school only to find my car immobilser key had broken! Anyway, I got it sorted and got to school.   After completing my Sports Relief Mile and parents afternoon at school, I then joined the local police team for Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe last night for an anti-social behaviour patrol. I did this in Snaith last month.   This time I went to Rawcliffe with one of our local PCSOs, Rac...

Labour's Disgraceful Scaremongering

Labour's Disgraceful Scaremongering

I dont think the Unions and Labour could have timed it better. Given all the stuff in the press at the moment regarding the influence UNITE has over Labour and allegations that they effectively buy influence in Labour, why oh why would they pick today to start delivering disgraceful leaflets in Crowle scaremongering vulnerable residents about rent rises.   The timing was made worse by the fact that just this last weekend, we delivered a leaflet in Crowle warning residents that this sort of...

Flood Meetings, Women's Institute, Broadband and Canvassing!

Flood Meetings, Women's Institute, Broadband and Canvassing!

The last week has been busier than ever so here are just a few of the things I have been working at in the past 7 days.   Flooding Consultation   Last Monday saw the Environment Agency consultation meeting take place at the Leisure Centre in Goole. The event was the opportunity to comment on their flood management plans for the Rivers Trent, Aire, Ouse and Don. We've worked quite hard to force the Environment Agency to revise their original proposals. I spent a couple of hours at the event ...

Docks Rates and Wind Farm Traffic

Docks Rates and Wind Farm Traffic

There has been so much going on of late, I simply haven't had time to keep the blog updated. Anyway, one of the most important issues I have been trying to help with relates to taxes on businesses operating on the docks at Goole.   A couple of years ago the Government introduced a new rates system for businesses operating on the ports. This increased the tax on local businesses by more than ten times. Despite repeated attempts by the Conservatives in Parliament to address this issue, the G...