Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

No Patient Left Behind Pledge

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Liver4Life held a ‘No Patient Left Behind’ event, at which Bob pledged his  support to improve hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment and care for patients in the South Asian community. There is a high prevalence rate within the community and more needs to be done to improve this, given that the hepatitis C prevalence rate amongst South Asians is over five times higher than in the general adult population of England.

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Every Child a Lifesaver Campaign

Bob joined the Every Child a Lifesaver campaign shortly after its launch last year as he fully supports efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of cardiac arrest and to prepare as many people as possible to provide life-saving CPR. The Every Child a Lifesaver campaign is a joint initiative from St John Ambulance, the British Heart Foundation, and the British Red Cross and a Parliamentary Reception was held to give MPs the opportunity to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to ...

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Durga Puja Celebrations

The Goddess Durga is worshipped and revered by the Bengalis during the same time as Navratri and Dussehra. It begins on Panchami (5th Day) and concludes on Dashami (10th Day), when the Durga idols are carried out in grand procession and immersed in the river or other water bodies. To mark the beginning of Durga Puja, the Panchamukhee Durgotsav was celebrated at Harrow Arts centre by members of the Bengali community showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Bengali traditions via dance and dr...

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Shout Out UK Panel Discussion

Shout Out UK is an independent news network that, via journalism, film and events, aims to show young people that politics has a direct impact on everything you do in life, with the aim of lowering political apathy among the next generation. It was launched in July 2012 and has become one of Britain’s fastest growing alternative and independent news platforms, bolstering one of the largest network of young political, cultural and creative writers from all over the globe. Bob was very pleased ...

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Diwali On Trafalgar Square

Diwali on Trafalgar Square (DOTS) arrived early this year and saw crowds of people enjoying the music, dancing, colours and plethora of activities laid out across the length and breadth of the square. Bob visited the square and participated in one of the biggest community celebration of the festival in London. He addressed the guests at the Yoga & Meditation tent and visited the various stands. The Diwali on Trafalgar square is a free event organised by the Mayor of London along with the Di...

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Paxfold Sheltered Scheme in Stanmore

Bob was invited by Christopher Holley, CEO of Harrow Churches Housing Association, to make a visit to their newly completed £5million sheltered accommodation scheme in Stanmore, located off Marsh Lane, which has provided 28 new one bedroom flats for people over the age of 55, on top of the 41 currently available. Also present were Harrow Councillor Camilla Bath and Dave Smith, External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation.

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Diwali Dinner with Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith

Bob’s local Business Club hosted a Diwali Dinner at Premier Banqueting with present Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Mayoral candidate for next year's elections, Zac Goldsmith as well. The event was very well attended with over 300 participants including local businesses from Harrow, community organisations and residents. The event was put together by the Bob Blackman Business Club team led by Cllr Mina Parmar and supported by Guru Rajeshwar Parmar from the Sidhashram Shakti Center.Lor...

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Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Service

Bob was honoured to attend the Borough’s traditional Battle of Britain Thanksgiving Service once again this year, for a special 75th Anniversary event commemorating the victory of the Battle of Britain. The service took place at St John The Evangelist Church in Stanmore and was supported by Members of Harrow Council, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant, senior RAF personnel, Cadet Units and ex-Service Organisations.

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