|Minister of State for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse|
17 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||James Wharton|
|Member of Parliament
for Brigg and Goole
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ian Cawsey|
|Born||1977 (age 38–39)
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Alma mater||University of York
University of Leeds
Andrew Theakstone Percy (born 1977) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole in 2010 and is an active member of many groups in Parliament including All Party Parliamentary Groups on Financial Education for Young People, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire as well as a member of the anti-European Union Better Off Out Group. He has been the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse since 2016.
Percy was born in Hull and brought up in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He attended the all-boys (11–16) comprehensive William Gee School on Bishop Alcock Road, which 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 law student. He worked as a secondary school history teacher and has taught in several schools. This has included time additionally spent working in the United States and Canada. Before being elected to Parliament in 2005, he served as a parish councillor for Airmyn, near Goole.and for ten years as a councillor on Hull City Council. He contested the seat of Normanton in 2005 but was ultimately unsuccessful.
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. In the 2015 general election he increased his majority to 11,176, receiving 53 per cent of the vote.
Percy has been part of a number of delegations of the Conservative Friends of Israel group, including during the Operation Defensive Shield conflict when he visited for an Israeli military briefing on the Iron Dome defence system. He defended Israel's actions in the conflict saying "Israel acts as we would", in relation to the provocation faced from Hamas.
In the 2010 Parliament, Percy served on the Health Select Committee, Regulatory Reform Committee and Northern Ireland Committee. Percy was re-elected to the Health and Regulatory Reform committees in the 2015 Parliament. He also served as Chairman of the All Party Yorkshire and North Lincs Group and as an officer of a number of other All Party Parliamentary groups, including Financial Education for Young People, The Commonwealth and on Global Education.
Percy was elected to the UK Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Executive in 2015 and was also appointed to the Speaker's Panel of Chairs.
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- Andrew Percy MP Conservative Party profile
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- Voting record at Public Whip
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- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
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