Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Air Cadets Cheque

Air Cadets Cheque

Prospective MP Andrew Percy met with members of the Goole Air Cadets last Friday where he handed over a cheque for £340 to the group. The money was raised by Andrew at a recent dinner attended by Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague MP. Andrew Percy says, “I was delighted to be able to hand over this money which I know the ATC will put to good use. It’s really important that the work of groups such as the ATC are acknowledged and supported as much as we can. Young people often get a pret...

Happy New Year ... at last

Happy New Year ... at last

I've not been very good at updating the website in recent weeks largely because the run up to Christmas at school was pretty hectic whereas Christmas itself is time for family. I really prefer to keep my posts to politics rather than other issues so there are no pictures of my Christmas dinner table on here! I'm not as self-indulgent as some in politics I could mention.   It was really busy in the run up to Christmas with lots of invites to events etc which I really should have posted abou...

Gunness Flood Protection Works

Gunness Flood Protection Works

Andrew Percy joined Cllr Rob Waltham at the Environment Agency presentation in Gunness recently. The presentation set out the agency's proposed works as part of the Gunness flood defence improvement scheme which should improve protection for Gunness and western Scunthorpe.   Prospective MP Andrew Percy explains, "We were really keen that any residents with a view on this popped along to the presentation, which is why we leafletted the entire village before the event to let residents know....

Andrew Chairs Incinerator Meeting

Andrew Chairs Incinerator Meeting

Andrew Percy chaired a meeting at Drax Social Club last Thursday to discuss fears over a new waste incinerator. The concerns relate to a proposal by Scottish and Southern Electricity to construct a multi-fuel combined heat and power incinerator at the Ferrbridge Power Station. Concerns have been raised about the pollution generated from this facility and the impact the emissions could have on the Goole, Snaith and Isle of Axholme areas. The facility would burn a variety of fuels including...

Humberside Must Go' Campaign Takes A Big Step Forward

Humberside Must Go' Campaign Takes A Big Step Forward

Prospective Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed news that the term Humberside could be dropped forever from postal addresses thanks to a long-running campaign supported by Andrew Percy and Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart.   After more than two years of meetings, co-ordinating joint submissions and calling on Postcomm to drop the long-defunct title from electronic files used by the Royal Mail, commissioners have announced they will make a decision by the end of the year....

Conservatives promise full bridge toll review

Conservatives promise full bridge toll review

Prospective Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, welcomed the Conservative’s Shadow Transport Secretary, Theresa Villiers MP, to North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire last week, where she committed a future Conservative Government to action on the Humber Bridge tolls. Ms Villiers met with local campaigners and promised that a future Conservative Government would initiate a full treasury-led review of the Humber Bridge looking at all aspects of the tolls and bridge debt. Andrew Percy says, “...

Wind Farm Traffic Update

Wind Farm Traffic Update

Prospective MP, Andrew Percy, recently met with representatives of Network Rail and British Waterways to discuss their involvement in helping to find a solution to the Keadby wind farm traffic problem. Andrew handed over 150 letters to Network Rail from local residents asking for their involvement and assistance.   Andrew Percy said: “I was delighted to be able to meet with senior representatives of both these organisations to explain to them in detail the exact nature of the problem and the st...

Humber Bridge Silliness

Humber Bridge Silliness

Arrived back from conference to see some silliness from my Labour opponent regarding the Tory position on the Humber Bridge. It is funny to watch how quickly people who claim to want an 'all party' solution to the Humber Bridge tolls issue suddenly descend into childish politicking.   Needless to say the truth of the situation is very different to what was reported. The Conservatives have certainly not closed down discussion on the bridge toll issue and in fact our Northern Transport Boar...

An Apology

An Apology

I have not literally stopped for the past few weeks which explains my dreadful approach to updating my website! We have had so much on though that when I have had a spare moment I have used it to either get on the doorstep or get on the telephone to residents.   Plenty to report, some of which I am sure I have forgotten already! Plenty going on the in the past week or two though, including -   Eastoft and Ealand Wind Farm Meetings Snaith Prostate Cancer Charity Dinner Meeting with resident...

Wind Farm Traffic Meetings

Wind Farm Traffic Meetings

Prospective MP Andrew Percy is to meet with Network Rail and British Waterways this week in a bid to help residents fighting plans to bring thousands of construction vehicles through Ealand Eastoft and Swinefleet. The vehicles are destined for the Keadby Wind Farm and will cause residents months, possible years of inconvenience.   Andrew Percy reports, "These proposals have already been rejected by the Council but the wind farm developers, RES Ltd, could re-submit them for consideration s...