Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Labour Get Dirty and Use Taxpayers Money - Yet Again!!

Labour Get Dirty and Use Taxpayers Money - Yet Again!!

There are sometimes in politics when you really want to ring up your opponents and offer them some free campaign advice. For the second time in a few weeks Labour have delivered a really nasty leaflet to residents in Burton about the Flixborough Grange Windfarm. This is the windfarm that 5 Labour Councillors voted to give planning permission to. All of the Conservatives voted against it but Labour are apparently opposed to the windfarm!! If they are, we welcome their late conversion.   A...

Humber Bridge Toll Rise Rejected?

Humber Bridge Toll Rise Rejected?

A decision has finally been made on the proposal to raise the Humber Bridge toll from £2.70 to £2.90. The decision has been taken by the Department of Transport but is subject to an embargo until midnight tonight so apparently we can't say anything until then! Personally, I think that is a load of old tosh and people should know the decision asap. However, I'm not what the rules are so I wont say anything more until later for fear that the Department of Transport swoop on me and take me...

NFU Meeting & Scunthorpe Cat Rescue

NFU Meeting & Scunthorpe Cat Rescue

Had a very busy day today with visits to Gunness, Epworth and East Cowick, followed by an evening cup of tea in Airmyn with my neighbour and local Councillor Caroline Fox. Before all of that though I met with Jonathon Brant, Alex Godfrey and Caroline Ellis from the local National Farmers Union (see photo). We had a really good discussion of the various challenges facing the farming community at the moment. We spent quite a lot of time discussing the various form-filling and regulations ...

Troops Welcomed Home to East Yorkshire

Troops Welcomed Home to East Yorkshire

Prospective Brigg & Goole MP, Andrew Percy, and Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe Ward Councillor, Caroline Fox, joined thousands of East Riding residents in welcoming the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment to East Yorkshire last week. The battalion has recently completed tours of duties in Iraq and Kosovo and will shortly begin training for deployment to Afghanistan. The ‘homecoming’ parade took place in Beverley where the troops marched through the town before being inspected by the Chair...

Brigg County Bridge Petition Launched

Brigg County Bridge Petition Launched

Your local Conservative team have launched a campaign for improvements and a clean up of County Bridge, Brigg. Andrew has joined Brigg and Wolds Councillors Carl and Nigel Sherwood in calling on residents to support the campaign by signing a petition demanding action.   Brigg and Wolds Councillor, Carl Sherwood, reports, "I have already met with Council officers to discuss this issue and have outlined our view that urgent action is needed to tidy the bridge up. The bridge has become in...

Strawberry Teas, Winterton Show and BBQs

Strawberry Teas, Winterton Show and BBQs

Had a really busy weekend out and about in the constituency. Saturday, I was out canvassing (the results just get better) and then I went to a Strawberry Tea in aid of Gunness pre-school. Everyone was really kind and the event was well attended, meaning that the award winning pre-school will hopefully have raised some money. In the evening I was at a BBQ in Rawcliffe Bridge where the weather held out pretty well. It's so unusual to have a BBQ in Britain without it absolutely throwing it ...

Labour Wind Farm Lies Exposed

Labour Wind Farm Lies Exposed

Have had some very angry residents on from Burton about a leaflet put out by Labour locally regarding the wind farm application at Flixborough Grange. My word have they got it seriously wrong. You shouldn't take local people as fools, especially when many of them have been heavily involved in the campaign against the wind farm. Their lies, just like the local Labour MP's food bill, are whopping. Here are just some of them from the leaflet. Lie 1 'Your Labour team is fighting plans to build...

MP Uses Taxpayers Money on Self Promotion - Again!

MP Uses Taxpayers Money on Self Promotion - Again!

Oh dear, Labour just do not get public anger over expenses, do they. As if it wasn't bad enough that last year the local Labour MP spent nearly £10,000 of taxpayer's money on self-promotion we now have another example of it today.   I have just been sent a copy, from a very angry resident, of another communication funded by taxpayers which has been delivered in the south of the Isle of Axholme. Yet again, it has been funded from the taxpayer via the Communications Allowance. Why won't the l...

What a Strange World!

What a Strange World!

They really can't get anything right this Government can they. I saw Brown's big speech on Monday and was absolutely staggered to watch him, after 12 years in power, basically admit that they had got it wrong and basically failed to deliver in a range of policy areas. As a teacher I was aghast at his rubbishing of targets. Hello, isn't this what most of have been saying for years? It got worse though when he got to the end of his speech without saying how any of it would be paid for. If...

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