Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Equitable Members Action Group AGM

Bob headed up to Birmingham to be the keynote speaker at the Equitable Members Action Group (EMAG) AGM. As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders, the APPG with the highest number of members within Parliament, he remains at the forefront of the campaign to secure full compensation for victims of the scandal. So far the Government has only paid out £1.5billion of the £4.3billion owed.

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Diwali in the House of Commons

Diwali arrived early in Parliament this year as Bob joined forces with Keith Vaz, Nigel Dodds, Caroline Lucas, Angus Robertson MP and Lord Dholakia to sponsor the annual celebrations in the House of Commons. The event, which was organised by the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB), was also attended by the Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, Indian Diaspora Champion, Priti Patel, Lord Popat, and also the High Commissioner of Ind...

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Reception to Honour Guests from India

Bob hosted the welcome reception and felicitation of Indian TV artist and politician Deepika Chikhalia and revered priest and Spiritual Leader from Goa, Swami Bhuveshanand. Deepika, who is known for her role as Hindu Goddess Sita in the televised series of Hindu scripture, Ramayana. Deepika has been a Member of Parliament for the lower house, Lok Sabha in India from the Baroda constituency in 1991 as a BJP candidate. Swami Bhuveshanandji is known for his knowledge of teachings of vedas and Sansk...

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Supporting Tourism in Nepal

Bob went to the Embassy of Nepal in London to show support for their 'Post-Earthquake Destination Promotion Program' and to take part in the discussion on how best to help Nepal's tourism industry following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake earlier this year which damaged a lot of hotels and cultural landmarks.

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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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