Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

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...

Andrew Holds Talks With Chief Constable

Andrew Holds Talks With Chief Constable

  Following on from his questioning of the Police Minister on the issue of rural policing, local MP, Andrew Percy, met with the Chief Constable of Humberside Police, Tim Hollis, last week to discuss local policing issues.   Andrew says, "I wanted to speak to Tim about a number of local policing issues that had been raised with my by local residents and organisations. I also wanted to talk to him about the future of policing budgets and to express my concern at the scare-mongering going on by cer...

Bon Marche Opens in Goole

Bon Marche Opens in Goole

  Earlier this week I attended the opening of yet another new store in Goole. This time it was the turn of Bon Marche who have opening up a great store in the precinct. The unit they have moved in to was vacated by Ethel Austin earlier this year and in the intervening period served no purpose except to be a cracking poster site for my election posters!   However, Bon Marche is a much better use for this store and it is great that they have invested in Goole.

Back To School!

Back To School!

  I don’t seem to be able to keep away from educational establishments at the moment, it must be withdrawal symptoms at the beginning of term. As well as Goole College last week, I have also been to visit the Vale of Ancholme School in Brigg and Goole High School in recent days.   Both of these schools have done really well in recent years despite being quite different from each other. I’ve done supply teaching in both of them in recent years and so it was nice to be back at school. I have to ad...

Burton Tank Ramp!

Burton Tank Ramp!

  Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Burton Heritage Group’s BBQ at the tank ramp on the banks of the Trent. This area was used in World War 2 to develop solutions to crossing the Rhine and there a great deal of secret work went on in and around Burton. Apparently this stretch of the Trent was used because it resembled the Rhine in terms of depth, currents etc.   I had the pleasure to speak to two of the veterans of the work completed here in the war (see photo). One of them was a...

Rural Broadband Bid

Rural Broadband Bid

  Local MP Andrew Percy met with representatives of BT and North Lincs Council to discuss possible solutions to the problem of rural broadband. Andrew is supporting a bid by North Lincs Council to be one of three pilot areas which, if successful, would see the Council receive considerable funding to roll-out high speed broadband across North Lincolnshire and as small part of the East Riding of Yorkshire.   Andrew says, “The Coalition Government has provided the funding for these pilot areas and...

Andrew Seeks Assurances on Rural Policing

Andrew Seeks Assurances on Rural Policing

  Local MP Andrew Percy has called for the protection of rural policing during the eventual restructuring of police organisation. During Home Affairs Questions in the House of Commons Chamber the MP asked the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, Nick Herbert, to treat rural policing with as much importance as city centre policing has been in the past. Andrew Percy MP said, “Everybody knows that as a result of the mess in the public finances left by the Labour Government, the Coalition is...