Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

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

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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...

Labour's Disgraceful Scaremongering

Labour's Disgraceful Scaremongering

I dont think the Unions and Labour could have timed it better. Given all the stuff in the press at the moment regarding the influence UNITE has over Labour and allegations that they effectively buy influence in Labour, why oh why would they pick today to start delivering disgraceful leaflets in Crowle scaremongering vulnerable residents about rent rises.   The timing was made worse by the fact that just this last weekend, we delivered a leaflet in Crowle warning residents that this sort of...

Flood Meetings, Women's Institute, Broadband and Canvassing!

Flood Meetings, Women's Institute, Broadband and Canvassing!

The last week has been busier than ever so here are just a few of the things I have been working at in the past 7 days.   Flooding Consultation   Last Monday saw the Environment Agency consultation meeting take place at the Leisure Centre in Goole. The event was the opportunity to comment on their flood management plans for the Rivers Trent, Aire, Ouse and Don. We've worked quite hard to force the Environment Agency to revise their original proposals. I spent a couple of hours at the event ...

Docks Rates and Wind Farm Traffic

Docks Rates and Wind Farm Traffic

There has been so much going on of late, I simply haven't had time to keep the blog updated. Anyway, one of the most important issues I have been trying to help with relates to taxes on businesses operating on the docks at Goole.   A couple of years ago the Government introduced a new rates system for businesses operating on the ports. This increased the tax on local businesses by more than ten times. Despite repeated attempts by the Conservatives in Parliament to address this issue, the G...

Andrew Joins Ambulance Crew

Andrew Joins Ambulance Crew

Andrew recently joined one of the ambulance crews in the Goole area on their Friday night shift. Andrew wanted to experience first hand the challenges faced by the ambulance service locally. Prospective MP, Andrew Percy says, "I was delighted to join Robin Drury, who is a Clinical Team Educator at Goole, and his colleague Emma on their ambulance recently. Having spent all day at school teaching, I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at Goole Ambulance station at 6pm; I didn’t have long to ...

Isle Farmers Meeting

Isle Farmers Meeting

There has been so much going on of late, I am finding it quite hard to keep up with my blog so I shall try to catch up over the next few days. Last week I took some time out to meet with farmers on the Isle of Axholme, courtesy of Caroline Ellis of the NFU.   I've done a couple of these meetings through the NFU and have also arranged my own farmers forum with Shadow Minister Jim Paice MP. It is always great meeting with farmers as it is such an important area of policy.   As usual, quite a...

Labour Get Nasty

Labour Get Nasty

I always said Labour would get nasty in the run up to the election and they are. Poor Keith Moore, their hapless Councillor in Goole, has penned a poisonous letter to the Goole Times this week regarding donations from non-doms.   No mention of Labour's non-dom donor Lord Paul. A close friend of the Prime Minister who apparently gave money to Brown's leadership campaign. He has just been made a Privy Councillor, no connection of course though ...   It looks as though I am going to have to ...

Labour Insult Burton Residents' Intelligence Again

Labour Insult Burton Residents' Intelligence Again

We've had a very nasty leaflet go around Burton and Winterton from Labour regarding the Flixborough Grange wind farm application. This is the issue the Labour MP took no interest in until he realised which way the wind was blowing, pardon the pun!   Anyway, Labour have circulated a nasty leaflet which personalises the issue regarding the politics of the landowner. However, more serious is an allegation regarding the designation of the land on which the wind farm is proposed.   Labour are ...