Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Andrew Percy MP meets charity CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA

Andrew Percy MP meets charity CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA

  I met with CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA today, a leading national charity dedicated to fighting Britain’s biggest childhood cancer, to hear more about their work.  The charity raises money to fund life-saving scientific research into the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood leukaemia.  They also campaign to protect children at risk of developing leukaemia.   As a former teacher myself, I focus a lot on issues affecting children.  Caroline Hampden-White, from CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA, explai...

Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

  OK, well that may have been what Tony Blair said but it pretty much sums up the last week or so both in the constituency and at Westminster. Last Friday it started with my visit to St Martin's Primary School in Owston Ferry. There I met with staff and parents regarding the recent snowy weather which cut off many people in Owston Ferry, West Butterwick and Gunthorpe. The school was heavily affected and I have been working hard to help them in getting action to ensure that we get better snow cle...

Andrew Kicks Off Apprenticeship Week

Andrew Kicks Off Apprenticeship Week

  Local MP Andrew Percy, supported the start National Apprenticeship Week today by visiting Goole High School to meet with staff who have recently completed or who are presently taking part in an apprenticeship. The MP is also calling on local businesses to learn more about the business benefits of Apprenticeships, and how they can help their business grow. According to a recent survey carried out by the National Apprenticeship Service, companies with apprentices benefit significant...

Andrew uses Apprenticeship Week to urge Businesses to take on Apprentices

Andrew uses Apprenticeship Week to urge Businesses to take on Apprentices

Local MP Andrew Percy, is supporting National Apprenticeship Week by calling on local businesses in Brigg and Goole to learn about the business benefits of Apprenticeships, find out more information about how Apprenticeships can help their business grow and take on their first apprentice! According to a recent survey carried out by the National Apprenticeship Service, companies with apprentices benefit significantly over those who don’t. Of the employers surveyed, 82% agreed that Apprenticeship...

Fighting for Financial Education in Schools

Fighting for Financial Education in Schools

  This week I have taken up the role of Education Officer in the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People. I’ll be using my teaching knowledge to develop ideas as to how financial education can best fit into the school curriculum.   At the group launch I met Martin Lewis (pictured) of moneysavingexpert.com who has supported the group’s formation.   Debt is an everyday part of life now and it is frankly a disgrace that we expect our young people to leave school kn...

Andrew Percy MP: Giving local communities information about crime on their street corner

Andrew Percy MP: Giving local communities information about crime on their street corner

  Andrew Percy has welcomed the Coalition government’s world leading website www.police.uk which provides data maps that show crime and anti-social behaviour at a street by street level across the East Riding and North Lincolnshire. This means, from today, everyone can see exactly what crime is happening and where - right down to the level of their street corner.  If anyone has concerns about the crime they see or how issues are dealt with, they can raise them with the police.   Under Labour the...

Andrew Meets Fire Chiefs at Goole Station

Andrew Meets Fire Chiefs at Goole Station

  Local MP Andrew Percy, met with the Chief Fire Officer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer and Chairman of the Fire Authority at Goole Fire Station this week to discuss proposed changes to the fire service in Humberside. At the start of 2009 the Humberside Fire Authority launched a review of fire services via a new Integrated Risk Management Plan. Unlike previous plans, the Fire Authority made clear that any changes through this review must not include the closure of fire stations or the loss of full-t...

Andrew Meets Environment Agency to Discuss Flood Plans

Andrew Meets Environment Agency to Discuss Flood Plans

  Local MP, Andrew Percy, met with representatives of the Environment Agency last Friday to discuss the River Aire Flood Catchment Plan and the Isle of Axholme Flood Strategy. The River Aire Catchment Plan is very relevant to Gowdall and Snaith whereas the Isle of Axholme Plan covers the whole of the Isle as well as the Marshland villages in the East Riding.   Andrew reports, “I had a good meeting with the Agency and made clear once again my views in relation to both of these flood strategies. T...

School Visits

School Visits

  I was in school twice on Friday with visits to Baysgarth School, Barton and St Mary’s Primary in Brigg. My first meeting was with Martin Vickers MP to Baysgarth where we met with representatives of the School Sports Partnership to discuss their future. The Government has provided money for school sports but it isn’t yet clear how this will affect the future of the partnerships. I left with some questions to put to the Education Department. I then moved on to St Mary’s in Brigg where I met wit...

Andrew honours the ‘Untold Stories’ of the Holocaust by signing Book of Commitment

Andrew honours the ‘Untold Stories’ of the Holocaust by signing Book of Commitment

  Today Andrew Percy MP pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.   With 27th January marking the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the opportunity to remember those who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust – ...