Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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Belton and Snaith Crime Meetings and Swinefleet Gala

Belton and Snaith Crime Meetings and Swinefleet Gala

I attended two really successful crime meetings last week in Belton and Snaith last week. There were more people present then I expected, especially at the Snaith event. My own survey of Snaith which focused on crime has already received a response rate of well over 20% which by industry standards is apparently extremely high.   There were many really important issues raised which we will be following up and some good new information was passed on to the Police who I think felt the meeti...

Conservatives Pledge Action On Windfarms

Conservatives Pledge Action On Windfarms

  Prospective MP Andrew Percy welcomed Shadow Local Government Bob Neill to the Brigg and Goole constituency yesterday to meet with residents concerned about local wind farm developments. Bob met with campaigners fighting the proposal for 18 turbines at Saxby Wold and 7 turbines at Flixborough Grange near Burton. Andrew Percy reports, "The North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire area has seen a large number of applications submitted for wind farms in recent months, many of which are locat...

Straw Polls!

Straw Polls!

I know straw polls are no indication of opinion really but if we are to believe today's straw poll then its bad for Labour!   We were out today in one of the villages on the Isle when I heard quite a funny conversation. I was on the other side of the road but on the other side one of our helpers had the following exchange. Resident: "Which party are you from?" Nervous Helper: "Er ... the Conservatives." Resident: "That's alright then cos if you'd been Labour I'd have shoved that leaflet up ...

Ancholme Clean-Up Success

Ancholme Clean-Up Success

Good news on our campaign to clean up the River Ancholme in Brigg. Cllr Nigel Sherwood met with the Environment Agency this morning who have agreed to clean up the river bank shortly. They have agreed to undertake this work apparently in return for the Town Council agreeing to put a tender out for the clean-up of the river in general. We will obviously continue to clean up the river until that tender is in place but this sounds very much like excellent news.   Hard work by the Town Council a...

Conservatives Doing Better Up North than Down South!

Conservatives Doing Better Up North than Down South!

I woke up this morning in a really good mood following a great weekend on the doorstep. Lots of leaflets delivered and some very good responses on the door steps, particularly from Labour voters, or should I say ex-Labour voters.   We also held a really successful fundraiser in the Brigg area on Sunday afternoon which raised more than we expected so my mood was lifted even more. This was short lived though this morning when I picked up the Daily Telegraph to see a headline saying that the...

Prospective MP Signs Up to ‘Save Our Shops’ Campaign

Prospective MP Signs Up to ‘Save Our Shops’ Campaign

Prospective MP, Andrew Percy, has added his support to the Conservative Party’s ‘Support Our Small Shops’ campaign, which aims to keep small shops at the heart of local communities. Small shops are at the heart of our high streets and town centres. They offer diversity and choice and provide a personal service to their community. Yet in many communities these independent retailers are under threat. They face a rising burden of regulation and tax, a daily battle against crime and violence,...

Some English Pride

Some English Pride

I tend to only write about politics on this blog as I think MPs who try to sound 'cool' and 'down with the kids' by sharing their views about other subjects such as sport or music tend to come off as a bit sad. I swear some MPs think they are some sort of celebrity whose ramblings on any subject at all deserve to be shared with public. Anyway, I could not let the brilliant Ashes victory pass by without comment. Due to a back problem I have had to leave it to the team to deliver and can...

Airmyn Path Success

Airmyn Path Success

Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe Ward Councillor, Caroline Fox and Prospective MP and  Airmyn Parish Councillor Andrew Percy are celebrating after confirmation was received from the East Riding Council that the footpath out of Airmyn village to Rawcliffe Road/Glews Garage will be extended.   Cllr Caroline Fox reports, “The extension of the footpath out of the village has become much more important since the village shop closed down. As a result, the only shop accessible on foot from the vil...

Ooopse

Ooopse

Apologies for the techincal problem - I was trying to swap round the two blog posts on BURTON but I managed to cut and paste one into the other and thus delete the other one! I wanted the story below to be the main blog post as it had the result in it - I should have left it to the techincal bod!!   I attended the Planning Committee meeting in Brigg today which determined the re-submitted planning application for the Flixborough Grange Wind Farm. Fortunately, despite the best efforts of a f...

Burton Wind Farm Rejected - AGAIN!

Burton Wind Farm Rejected - AGAIN!

I attended the Planning Committee meeting in Brigg today which determined the re-submitted planning application for the Flixborough Grange Wind Farm. Fortunately, despite the best efforts of a few Labour Councillors, the application was rejected. Every Conservative voted against the windfarm. This was the right result and credit must go to all those residents who worked so hard to oppose it. We did however see Labour at their very worst today. One of the Labour Councillors who voted to support...