Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Speaking in debates on Veterans Mental Health and Typhoon sales

Speaking in debates on Veterans Mental Health and Typhoon sales

Andrew is a member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme which provides MPs with invaluable access to members of our forces.   Yesterday I took part in two debates in Parliament on very important subjects.   My colleague Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer, secured an important debate on mental health support for veterans of our armed forces. Mental health is a subject I am personally very interested in and so it was great to have a debate on how it affects our veterans.   The debate was also qu...

Raising A63/M62 Litter Problem

Raising A63/M62 Litter Problem

  Local MP, Andrew Percy has written to the Highways Agency demanding action to deal with the appalling amount of litter along the side of the M62/A63.   Andrew explains, "I regulalry drive this route back and forth to meetings and was shocked at the large amount of litter there is along the route at the moment. There seems to be a particular problem with plastic carrier bags at the moment, many of which are snagged in trees or bushes.   Given that this is the main route between Goole and Hull, ...

Andrew Percy MP calls for greater recognition for the UK’s six million carers

Andrew Percy MP calls for greater recognition for the UK’s six million carers

  Local MP, Andrew Percy has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers Week (13-19 June) and recognise the contribution made by people locally and throughout the UK who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.   The theme for Carers Week 2011 is ‘The True Face of Carers’. It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities. The work they carry out is vital for their families and friends, and for the...

Brigg Big Clean Up

Brigg Big Clean Up

  I got my hands dirty on Saturday afternoon joining local Councillors, Town Councillors and volunteers on the Brigg Big Clean Up. The initiative is run by the Town Council and really does ensure that Brigg gets a good spring clean.   Volunteers were out in both the morning and the afternoon sprucing up our town and taking away as much trash as was possible. It really is surprising just how much rubbish there is out there and it really does make you think about the need to encourage people to ke...

RAF Snaith Reunion

RAF Snaith Reunion

  Last Sunday was the reunion of 51 and 150 squadron veterans at the RAF Snaith memorial gardens in Pollington. I attended along with Cllr's John Barrett and Caroline Fox and had a great time chatting to veterans after the ceremony. Sadly, the fly past by the Lancaster Bomber couldn't happen but the day was very enjoyable all the same.   I was especially privileged to spend some time with local resident Jack Percival who served as an upper mid gunner on the Halifax Bombers that flew sorties into...

Andrew Percy MP: We’ve already cut tax for 1,880,000 people in our region

Andrew Percy MP: We’ve already cut tax for 1,880,000 people in our region

  New figures show that the Government has cut income tax for 1,880,000 people across the Yorkshire and Humber area, resulting in 74,000 of the lowest paid being taken out of tax altogether. Across the country, 22.6 million people have had an income tax cut worth £200 this year, and 830,000 have been taken out of tax.   The increase in the income tax personal allowance of £1,000, announced at the June 2010 Budget, came into effect last month and means that basic rate taxpayers are £200 a year be...

Renewable Energy Developer and Local MP Support Goole's Most Vulnerable

Renewable Energy Developer and Local MP Support Goole's Most Vulnerable

  Renewable energy developer, RES, has contributed funding to a local project looking to assist vulnerable young people throughout the Goole area. Thanks to the recommendation by local MP Andrew Percy, the Sobriety Project has received £1,000 from RES, the company behind the Keadby wind farm, to help towards the charity’s ongoing work with disadvantaged children.   Helen Wilson, Project Manager for the Keadby Wind Farm, commented; “RES has always been committed to assisting the local communities...

Wroot Village Hall Opening

Wroot Village Hall Opening

  I was was asked by the Wroot Village Hall Committee to officially open the refurbished Village Hall last Friday. Along with Miss Wroot I was asked to cut the ribbon to officially mark the re-opening which was then followed by drinks and a buffet in the Hall. I couldn't actually believe just how many people had turned out for the opening and the Hall was packed. I think the free wine, rather than my presence, was the main reason for the turn out though.   The Hall looks absolutely fantastic ins...

Gunness WI and Goole Oddfellows

Gunness WI and Goole Oddfellows

    I had two really good speaking engagements last week, firstly to the Oddfellows in Goole and then to the Womens Institue in Gunness. The Oddfellows are an organisation I hadnt previously heard of, other than seeing their Vale of York branch office on Boothferry Raod in Goole. The Oddfellows Friendly Society, to use their proper title, were formed back in 1810 as a friendly society that not only aims to support and care for its members but also to bring toegther its members for social acti...

Andrew Visits Humber Tidal Technology

Andrew Visits Humber Tidal Technology

  Local MP, Andrew Percy, took to the Humber last week to view an exciting tidal power project that is presently operating in the Humber. The 100kw experimental project has been operating in the Humber since 2009 and was developed by Sheffield based company Pulse Tidal. The technology has been exporting power to Millenium Chemicals on the South bank of the estuary. Following the successful testing of this technology, Pulse Tidal are now looking at developing a larger more commercially viable ...