Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Supporting the FirmFoundation Night Shelter

Bob once again made his annual visit to the FirmFoundation night shelter to support the work of this exceptional local charity as it provides a place for single homeless people to sleep during the coldest months of the year. FirmFoundation will be running its night shelter all the way through to the 25th March and will also be hosting a 'Big Sleep Out' in the grounds of Harrow School on 28th April, with all funds going towards helping the homeless.

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World Cancer Day 2018

Bob joined Cancer Research UK researchers and ambassadors at an event for World Cancer Day, which is marked to raise awareness of cancer and to promote its prevention, detection and treatment. One in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime and although survival has doubled since the early 1970s, Cancer Research UK needs everyone to act right now to help speed up progress and see more people survive the disease.

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The Mosaic Jewish Community Holocaust Memorial Events

The Mosaic Jewish Community hosted a Holocaust Memorial Event at Northwood Synagogue for Harrow students from six local schools and Bob joined them for a survivor talk, with Susan Pollack MBE, sharing her harrowing experiences. This was followed by workshops and a moving candle lighting ceremony. The MJC is part of a consortium of Synagogues based across Middlesex and Hertfordshire.

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The Royal British Legion ‘Count Them In’ Campaign

Bob has declared his support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for the Armed Forces community to be included as a topic in the next Census. He is photographed here with David, a veteran he met in Parliament to discuss the campaign. It has been estimated that there are currently between 6.5 million and 6.7 million members of the Armed Forces community living in the UK, representing about a tenth of the population. However, little is curre...

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The Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment 2018

Bob has once again signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

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Rally to Support Anti-Regime Protesters in Iran

At least 50 protesters, including two 12 and 13 year-old boys, have been killed in Iran and over 3000 have been arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) since the beginning of the Iranian demonstrations on 28th December 2017. Bob has tabled Early Day Motions in support of the right of the protesters to be heard and has called for the UK Government to proscribe the IRGC as a terrorist organisation. He also attended a rally in Westminster in solidarity with the protesters, calling ...

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Bob Backs the Homes for Habitation Bill

Further to his previous work as author of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which is due to come into force in April this year, Bob has also lent his support to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill which is being brought forward by Karen Buck MP. The Bill will give renters in Harrow and across the country the right to take their landlord to court over unsafe and poor housing conditions, which is important given that more than 135,000 homes in Londo...

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APPG Azerbaijan 'Black January' Event

Bob is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Azerbaijan and in that capacity, he hosted an event to mark 'Black January', which commemorates the massacre of civilians that occurred on January 19 and 20 1990 when Sovient tanks rolled in to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. He spoke about the importance of remembering what happened, while acknowledging that it was in essence where the breakup of the Soviet Union started, which in turn led to the independent Azerbaijan that we have toda...

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