Andrew Percy

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Andrew Percy
MP
Member of Parliament
for Brigg and Goole
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Ian Cawsey
Majority 5,147 (11.7%)
Personal details
Born 1977 (age 36–37)[1]
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British - English
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of York
University of Leeds
Website www.andrewpercy.org

Andrew Percy[2] (born 1977[1]) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole in 2010 and is a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel group.

Early life[edit]

Born in Hull, he was brought up in the city, attending the all-boys (11-16) William Gee School on Bishop Alcock Road off Bricknell Avenue (it closed in August 2001 to merge with Amy Johnson School on Ringrose Street to form Endeavour High School). Percy gained a degree at the University of York and studied at the University of Leeds as a post-graduate.[3] He worked as a secondary school history teacher and taught in several schools.[3] He serves as a parish councillor for Airmyn.[3] Before being elected to Parliament he served for ten years as a councillor on Hull City Council from 2000. He contested Normanton in 2005.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Percy was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole in the 2010 general election by a majority of 5,147.[4]

Percy is rated as one of the Conservatives' most rebellious MPs and has voted with Labour on key issues like loan sharking, EMA and student fees.[5]

Percy has been part of a number of delegations of the Conservative Friends of Israel group,[6] including during the Operation Defensive Shield conflict when he visited for an Israeli military briefing on the Iron Dome defense system. He defended Israel's actions in the conflict saying "Israel acts as we would", in relation to the provocation faced from Hamas.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Democracy Live: Your representatives: Andrew Percy". BBC News. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Andrew Percy". The Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brigg & Goole". BBC News. Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Isaby, Jonathan (15 December 2010). "Philip Hollobone continues to top the league table of backbench rebels". Conservative Home. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www2.cfoi.co.uk/Delegations/RecentDelegations/
  7. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/30/tory-mps-visit-israel-condemned-bad-timing

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Cawsey
Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole
2010–present
Incumbent