Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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DCMS Questions - Shared Rural Network and Mobile Coverage

DCMS Questions - Shared Rural Network and Mobile Coverage

Andrew took part in questions to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport yesterday to ask the minister how the shared rural network will provide improvements in mobile phone coverage across our area.  Andrew Percy  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, may I ask the Secretary of State how the shared rural network and other measures are finally going to get us the improvements in mobile phone coverage across north Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire that we s...

Steel Industry Victory

Steel Industry Victory

Andrew has provided the following update regarding the steel industry.  Andrew explained on Facebook: We had great news this evening with the Government confirming that they are going to maintain protections on British Steel to protect us from foreign imports which will undermine our own domestic production.  Conservative Steel MPs have been working intensively on this issue for some time as we tried to fight off the proposals by the Trade Remedies Authority to remove some of these protec...

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Andrew is raising awareness of the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge. Andrew explains, "This year’s Summer Reading Challenge will launch on Saturday 10th July.   "As residents may remember from my posts in previous years, the challenge encourages children, aged 4-11, to read books during the summer holidays, thereby helping them continue building their reading skills and confidence during the summer.  "The Reading Agency has partnered with the WWF this year, with the theme for thi...

'Grab A Jab' Weekend

'Grab A Jab' Weekend

Andrew has provided the following update on jabs for over 18s this weekend.  Andrew reports, "This weekend anyone over 18 can walk into certain vaccine clinics across England without an appointment to get their jabs.  "The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe will be open today and tomorrow from 8-30am to 7.00pm for walk-ins.  "Just turn up and get your shots!  "Locally we are ahead of the country in terms of percentage of adults fully vaccinated thanks to the excellent work of the local NHS...

Humber Bridge Anniversary

Humber Bridge Anniversary

Andrew has provided the following update to celebrate the anniversary of the Humber Bridge. Andrew reports, "I am told it was this day in 1981 that the Humber Bridge was officially opened. Obviously, as I am only 25, I don't remember that! Honestly!  "Anyways, Happy Birthday to the Humber Bridge. Whilst we all loathed Humberside, I continue to love the Humber Bridge and every time I go over it is still a little exciting!  "However, I do remember how after decades of high tolls, we manage...

Steel Meeting with PM

Steel Meeting with PM

Andrew, along with other local MPs, met with the Prime Minister earlier today to discuss the steel industry. Andrew explains, "Myself and other Conservative Steel MPs, including Martin and Holly, met with the Prime Minister this afternoon to discuss proposals by the independent Trade Remedies Authority who have come up with proposals which would remove some of the protections for the steel industry.  "This body has come to these conclusions on the basis of an incomplete and incorrect ana...

East Cowick Breach Update

East Cowick Breach Update

Andrew has provided a video update on the ongoing repair work at East Cowick. You can view Andrew's video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial Andrew explained on Facebook, "I've been down to see the ongoing repair at East Cowick and have posted a video below. The multi-million pound repair is well underway now. Only slight error in my video is me saying the canal should be open early August. In fact it is planned for mid-August with early August being the start of th...

Covid Vaccine Bus

Covid Vaccine Bus

Andrew has provided the following update on a mobile Covid-19 vaccine bus that is travelling around Goole this week to offer vaccinations to certain groups who are yet to be vaccinated.  Andrew explains, "A mobile Covid vaccination bus will be in Goole and Old Goole this week targeting groups not yet vaccinated and who would most benefit from the protection these vaccines offer.   "It is really important that as many residents as possible eligible for vaccination take up this offer...

Brigg and Goole Abolished!

Brigg and Goole Abolished!

Andrew has provided an update on the recent boundary review announcement.  Andrew explains, "Brigg and Goole Abolished! Well obviously Brigg and Goole are not actually being abolished but the Brigg & Goole and Isle of Axholme constituency is being proposed for abolition by the indpendent Boundary Commission for England who have a duty to review parliamentary boundaries at regular intervals.  This is to ensure that votes count equally across the country. Their initial proposals would ...

Goole Awarded £25 Million for Regeneration!

Goole Awarded £25 Million for Regeneration!

Andrew has provided an update on the Goole Town Deal announcement made today. Andrew explains, "Fantastic news today that the Government has announced a full £25 million for Goole as part of the Town Deal for Goole. As residents may remember, I helped secure this funding from Government’s Town Deal programme which invited towns to bid for up to £25 million to regenerate the town.  "Over the last year, we've been putting the bid together and today the Government announced that we ar...