It was an absolute privilege this weekend to spend some time helping marshal the line in London for those wanting to pay their respects in Westminster Hall to Her Majesty The Queen.
I joined a team of civil servants and MPs as we worked alongside the army, RAF, police and others in helping organise the several miles long queue.
I was posted to help at Waterloo Bridge which was still about 5 hours from the entrance to Westminster Hall. Our job was to keep spirits high, check on those who may nee...
On Friday, Andrew joined fellow MPs in the House of Commons in paying tribute to Her Late Majesty The Queen on behalf of constituents, and pledging loyalty to our new King.
You can read Andrew's speech below, or see a video of the speech on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpercyofficial
I rise to associate my constituents with the tributes made today to Her late Majesty and, on behalf of the people of Brigg and Goole and the Isle of Axholme, to...
This is an incredibly sad day for the nation and the Commonwealth.
The Queen has been a constant in our lives for seven decades and we are all the better for her service and dedication as our Head of State.
I have been proud to swear allegiance to Her Majesty four times as our Member of Parliament. We thank Her Majesty for her service and pray for her family.
God Save The King
National Highways have provided Andrew with the following overview of maintenance and improvement work planned for the A63 for the rest of 2022 and 2023.
Attached is a leaflet which provides information about their plans.
Andrew explains, "I am informed that nearer the time National Highways will write to residents and local businesses to provide advance notice of each scheme as they are planned.
"I understand that some of the...
Andrew is taking part in Blood Cancer Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of blood cancers.
Andrew said, "I am informed that blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK and the UK’s third biggest cancer killer, yet, sadly, over half of UK adults cannot name a single symptom of blood cancer. As such, it is vital that we raise awareness of the symptoms, and Blood Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to do so.
"These symptoms can inclu...
Andrew has provided an update on East Riding Council's ongoing compost giveaway.
Andrew reports, "I am informed that East Riding Council’s free compost giveaway is returning this month, with Goole’s event taking place on Tuesday 13 September, 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU.
"The compost bags are made up of the various items households recycle in their brown bins every year, including: grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked fo...
Andrew has provided an update on the “Be Internet Legends" programme, an internet safety initiative for children, which he has been promoting to local schools.
Andrew explains, "As I mentioned recently, I have been working with Google and Parent Zone to raise awareness of their “Be Internet Legends" internet safety programme, which I am pleased our local schools have taken part in.
"Google and Parent Zone have provided me with the latest update on their programme and I am pleased to inform local...
Andrew has provided an update on the issue of the Park Lodge Shooting School in West Cowick.
Andrew explained on Facebook:
Following my letter to residents a few weeks ago reporting on the Council opening up an enforcement investigation into the works at the shooting school, I have received a further update from the East Riding which residents may find interesting.
Whilst this is not an issue I have any power over as our MP, I have for some time being advocating on behalf of local resid...
Residents may remember Andrew previously mentioning the Government’s Northern Forest plan, which will see over 50 million trees planted between the Humber and the Mersey, including parts of both North Lincolnshire and the East Riding.
Andrew reports, "I pleased that, thanks to the recently announced £44.2 million Government funding, communities across England will see millions more trees planted, including across our area via the Humber Forest and partner Northern Forest.
"The aim of th...
NHS England have provided Andrew with the following update on the Autumn COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine programme as part of the NHS’s winter plan.
Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the following people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine this autumn:
residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
• frontline health and social care workers
• all adults aged 50 years and over