Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Andrew Leads Festive Season Campaign to tackle Bowel Cancer

Andrew Leads Festive Season Campaign to tackle Bowel Cancer

  Local MP Andrew Percy is leading a campaign this Christmas to save the lives of constituents who could be at risk of bowel cancer. The MP, who is an official Parliamentary Voice for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, is hoping to raise the profile of this disease among constituents and is calling on residents to make themselves aware of the symptoms of this cancer. Another charity, Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign, have also provided Andrew with a Cut-Out-And-Keep Guide for constituents to the sym...

Santa In Specs Event

Santa In Specs Event

  I had great fun attending the prize giving for the Santa in Specs competition at Michael James Opticians in Goole this Saturday. Gary, who owns and runs the business, runs the competition for local schools with the support of Nikon who provide the prizes for the winning children and schools.   The competition sees children from local schools submit art work of Santa wearing some specs which needless to say provides some very amusing entries. I think on one of them the specs had been modelled o...

Andrew Backs Safe Standing at Glanford Park

Andrew Backs Safe Standing at Glanford Park

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has co-signed a ten-minute rule bill that will give football clubs the freedom to build, or maintain existing, safe standing sections in their stadia if they choose to. The bill calls for a minimum safety criteria to be established and must be met for standing sections in football stadia.   The ten-minute rule bill was introduced by Don Foster MP for Bath. The motion cites countries around the world that have used new technologies to ensure that standing secti...

Andrew Pushes Grandparents and Grandchildren's Rights Bill

Andrew Pushes Grandparents and Grandchildren's Rights Bill

  Local MP Andrew Percy last week introduced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill which would give grandparents more rights to see their grandchildren. The bill was inspired by Dorothy Fagge of Saxby who spent a considerable sum of money trying to gain access to her grandchildren after she lost touch with them through bereavement and divorce. The proposals call for more rights for grandchildren and grandparents which would make it easier to gain access and in doing so would reduce the cost that it takes to g...

Andrew’s Expenses Available On-Line

Andrew’s Expenses Available On-Line

  My expenses for my first few months are now available on-line for you to view. The link is here http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/default.aspx and if you have any questions on them please contact me. I am accountable to you for my expenses and as a result I try to keep them as low as possible.   The biggest claims this year have been to set up my Constituency and Westminster offices. In terms of the office in Goole, unlike my predecessor, I have rented a shop on one of the main shoppin...

Andrew Meets Natural England to Discuss Moor Opportunities

Andrew Meets Natural England to Discuss Moor Opportunities

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy met with representatives of Natural England last Friday to discuss the future of the Goole and Thorne Moor, a designated National Nature Reserve. The site is of national importance and was last visited by Andrew during the recent fire which damaged a large section of Goole Moor. Andrew met with Natural England to view the damaged area a few months on and to discuss how the local community could make more use of the moors.   Andrew says, "It was great to be bac...

Proposed Rail Link to London

Proposed Rail Link to London

  Both I and Martin Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes, met with Alliance Rail recently to discuss a new route they are proposing that would link Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe and Thorne South with London.   I raised the possibility of the new service stopping at Barnetby which Alliance said they would seriously look at. They told us they expected that the new service could be ready by as early as 2014 but that it is subject to approval by the rail regulator.   Following on from the meeting I brought this to...

Winterton Junior School Grilling

Winterton Junior School Grilling

  I was back again at Winterton Juniors recently to receive a grilling from Year 6 pupils at the school about campaigning. The whole year group are involved in a campaign to improve road safety in the town along with a separate campaign to tackle litter. Having visited just a few weeks ago, the school took me up on the offer to come in again and help out on anything they felt I could be of use on.   Year 6 decided that I may be of use for campaigning tips and so I was subjected to an intense gri...

Tesco for Schools

Tesco for Schools

    I've now done three presentations for Tesco for schools voucher scheme, in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Gooole. The voucher scheme is a really great programme and provides schools with some fantastic resources. It was nice to be asked along to the presentations.

Singleton Birch, Melton Ross

Singleton Birch, Melton Ross

  I meant to blog this ages ago but forgot to! I recently visited Singleton Birch in Melton Ross which is one of the leading lime producers in the UK. Their quarry has been in existance since the early 19th century and the company still retains its four digital original company number. In fact at one time the guy who gave his name to Aston Martin cars acted as Company Director!