Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

Andrew Welcomes Rural Broadband Funding

Andrew Welcomes Rural Broadband Funding

  Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has welcomed a Government commitment to invest £530 million into the roll-out of rural broadband. The Government has adopted a Universal Service Commitment to get broadband in every household at speeds above 2Mbps. The funding will be directed to ensure that the commitment is met by 2015. The fund is made up of a £230 million surplus from the Digital Switchover fund and an additional £300 million from the Television licence fee and goes much further than tha...

Andrew Secures Play Park Funding

Andrew Secures Play Park Funding

  Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy is celebrating after helping to secure over £590,000 from the new Government to support the creation of 5 play parks across the Brigg and Goole constituency. The funding has been secured following a review of PlayBuilder funding announced in July. North Lincolnshire is one of only two Councils to have come out of the review with its funding allocation untouched. Andrew Percy fought hard to secure the funding, meeting personally with Ministers and raising it twic...

Night Shift With Scunthorpe Ambulance

Night Shift With Scunthorpe Ambulance

  Friday evening I spent a fantastic evening on the night shift with one of the Ambulance crews from Scunthorpe. I previously did a night shift with the crew at Goole, part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, but wanted to see what it was like for the Scunthorpe crew, who are part of the East Midlands Ambulance Service.   I got to the station for about 7.30pm and was given all the necessary paper work and an important safety talk. My colleagues for the evening were Vicki and John, who I had disc...

District Breast Cancer Support Group Fundraiser

District Breast Cancer Support Group Fundraiser

  Saturday night saw the annual Brigg and District Breast Cancer Support Group fundraising ball take place at Forest Pines in Broughton. The event was cracking as ever and I was happy to be joined by local Councillors Carl and Nigel Sherwood on my table. Thanks must go to the dedicated team of volunteers who do so much to make this evening a success and who put so much time into supporting women with breast cancer in and around Brigg.

Morrisons Visit

Morrisons Visit

  I wasn't able to attend the official opening in August of the new Morrisons store on Boothferry Road in Goole. However, I made up for that a couple of weeks ago with a visit and tour to the store. This store has provided more than a hundred new jobs to the local area as well as provided us local residents with more choice.I was shown round by Store Manager, Steve Naylor, who took me to every nook and cranny of the store. The bakery was my favourite bit as I got to eat some fresh cookies!This w...

Visit to Hazle Lodge, Rawcliffe

Visit to Hazle Lodge, Rawcliffe

  Alternative education provision is a passion of mine and that is why I was delighted to visit Hazel Lodge in Rawcliffe recently.I spent a really enjoyable time at the facility chatting to the young people over lunch before seeing them at work in their lessons. Before I left I was also able to present certificates to mark various achievements by these young people.

Andrew votes to cut contributions to the EU

Andrew votes to cut contributions to the EU

  At a time when public services are been cut to pay down the appalling levels of debt left by Labour, local MP Andrew Percy refused this week to vote in favour of increasing Britain's contribution to the EU.   In a deal signed by the previous Labour Government, British taxpayers are being asked to send an extra £435 million to the EU next year which includes an increase in the EU's administration budget of 2.5%!   Andrew says, "I was simply not prepared to vote to send more of the hard working ...

Residents Urged to Take Up Free Fire Check

Residents Urged to Take Up Free Fire Check

  Brigg and Goole MP, Andrew Percy, and Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe Ward Councillor, Caroline Fox, are urging residents to take up the opportunity for a free home fire safety check by Humberside Fire Brigade who will also fit free smoke alarms if necessary. Andrew Percy MP said, “I had one of these undertaken in my previous house, but having moved just up the road in Airmyn, I decided to get another one undertaken by the brigade. I would urge residents who haven’t had one of these checks under...

Andrew Meets NHS Chiefs to Discuss Local Health Service

Andrew Meets NHS Chiefs to Discuss Local Health Service

  Local MP Andrew Percy recently met with NHS East Yorkshire to discuss local health service issues. The MP met with the Karen Knapton, Chairman, and Ivan Ellul, Chief Executive of the NHS East Riding of Yorkshire at the Trust’s headquarters in Willerby. Andrew Percy MP said, “It was great to meet with Karen and Ivan to discuss a number of local health related matters. We covered a broad range of subjects including the provision of NHS dentistry, care for the elderly and the upcoming move towar...

School Again - Winterton Juniors

School Again - Winterton Juniors

I just cant keep away! Whilst Labour have been busy in Manchester getting used to a leader they didnt vote for, I have been doing as many visits across the constituency as possible. This morning I visited Winterton Junior School to meet with Headteacher Mrs Logan and to speak to the school assembly.   I had a great time at the assembly talking about what it means to be an MP and I was staggered by just how much they knew about politics. Not only did they know the name of David Cameron, they knew...