Andrew Percy

Andrew Percy

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

Samantha Cameron Visits Burringham

Samantha Cameron Visits Burringham

Thursday was another really busy day with a visit by Samanthan Cameron to Burringham where she met with local pensioners and some local children who later help on a community tree planting scheme around Burringham playing field. Samantha spent time chatting over tea and coffee about a whole range of issues although I think the most popular question she was asked was, "Is it a boy or a girl?"   Samantha went down a storm with the residents and it was great having her here. As a local girl ...

Tree Planting In Burringham

Tree Planting In Burringham

Under the excellent direction of Burringham Parish Council Chairman, Val Turner, I also joined local children in planting trees around the edge of Burringham Playing field on Thursday.   We ended up planting about 30 trees around the perimeter. The brownies planted some trees last year which sadly died so Val and local Councillor, Rob Waltham, decided it was time to try again. The weather was great and as you can see from the video and photo I had a great time, and so did the kids.   {qtube...

Youth Parliament & Goole High School

Youth Parliament & Goole High School

I was at Goole Leisure Centre this Saturday to meet with MYPs (Members of the Youth Parliament) and would-be MYPs (I'm pictued with participants from East Yorkshire) from across Yorkshire and the Humber area. I was asked to speak to them about campaigning and what it is like trying to get elected. I started by reminding them that they should be giving lessons to me as they had actually sat in the House of Commons and taken part in a debate there, something I obviously haven't done. I ha...

Happy New Year ... at last

Happy New Year ... at last

I've not been very good at updating the website in recent weeks largely because the run up to Christmas at school was pretty hectic whereas Christmas itself is time for family. I really prefer to keep my posts to politics rather than other issues so there are no pictures of my Christmas dinner table on here! I'm not as self-indulgent as some in politics I could mention.   It was really busy in the run up to Christmas with lots of invites to events etc which I really should have posted ab...

Labour Nastiness Part 94!

Labour Nastiness Part 94!

As well as Labour's on-going smears, we now have letters being written for people to send to the local paper attacking the funding of my campaign! Then of course there are the on-line ramblings and offensive comments of my opponent's staff which I have screen shot in preparation. All of it just goes to prove what I have been warning of all along, Labour will stop at nothing.   The letters are quite useful actually, and the latest one by a young lad from Crowle is no exception. They give m...

Conservatives Will Protect Port Jobs

Conservatives Will Protect Port Jobs

Andrew Percy and local businesses operating on the docks in Goole have welcomed a Conservative commitment to scrap collection of Labour's disastrous port taxes if elected. The back dated taxes threatened hundreds of jobs in the Goole area and were imposed by the Labour government without consultation with port businesses.   Now the Conservatives have pledged a moratorium on the collection of these taxes, an investigation into the role of the Valuation Office in this process and to work...

Brigg Royal British Legion and Goole Car Parking

Brigg Royal British Legion and Goole Car Parking

Most of this week has been spent planning for the next few weeks and getting stuff ready. It's been a bit difficult though as I have picked up quite a bad throat from school. It seems to be on its way out though now, a bit like Labour!   Last night I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting of the Brigg branch of the Royal British Legion. It was quite funny really as the Chairman and I grew up in neighbouring streets in Hull. I am also now a proud member for this new branch!   I ...

Belton Playgroups, Horkstow Church and Goole Canvassing

Belton Playgroups, Horkstow Church and Goole Canvassing

Yesterday was a very varied and long day with me only getting home for my tea at about 10.30. By tea, I mean a pizza from Pasture Road which was quite good actually as a couple of lads from the Goole ATC saw me in the take-away and popped in to say hello.   The morning started with a visit to the Belwood Play School and the new Belton Mother and Toddler Group in Belton. I spent a lot of time chatting to the two groups, one of which as some challenges ahead.   After that it was back to the of...

On Patrol Again!

On Patrol Again!

Yesterday was another really busy day, although I nearly didnt get anywhere. I left Airmyn at about 7.45am for school only to find my car immobilser key had broken! Anyway, I got it sorted and got to school.   After completing my Sports Relief Mile and parents afternoon at school, I then joined the local police team for Snaith, Airmyn and Rawcliffe last night for an anti-social behaviour patrol. I did this in Snaith last month.   This time I went to Rawcliffe with one of our local PCSOs, Rac...