Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Lohri Celebrations 2018

The Voice of Dogras held an annual Lohri celebration and Bob was pleased to attend and support their work as the Chief Guest this year. The traditional Indian winter harvest festival at which gifts and food items are exchanged included a large bonfire, traditional songs and rhymes and dancing.

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APPG Smoking & Health NHS Pledge Launch Event

In February 2015, the APPG Smoking & Health launched an NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control at a Parliamentary event, with the support of NHS organisations. In his role as Chair of the APPG, Bob was pleased to host and speak at an event to relaunch the statement as the NHS Smokefree Pledge, following the publication of the new Tobacco Control Plan and changes to the role of the NHS in rel...

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Parliament Street Seminar on Homelessness

Bob took part in a seminar organised by Parliament Street called 'Compassionate Christmas: A Home for Everyone' to discuss the issue of homelessness and raise awareness of the plight of many people in these cold winter months and in the run-up to Christmas. Also speaking was Lord John Bird, the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue, Samantha Latouche, the Head of Volunteering and Partnerships for the One House Group and Cllr Sem Moema, the Mayoral Advisor on Housing for Hackney Council...

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Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation Reception

The Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation was founded to raise awareness of the huge numbers of animals subjected to intensive farming methods and to campaign against live exports and the caging of hens. Bob is firm supporter of animal welfare and went along to the foundation's recent reception in Parliament. He has also welcomed measures announced by Michael Gove to ensure that animal sentience is properly recognised in British law post-Brexit.

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National Day of Romania 2017

Bob was pleased to speak at a reception to celebrate the National Day of Romania at the invitation of the Ambassador, HE Dan Mihalache, in the prestigious Romanian Embassy in Belgrave Square. He spoke about the long history of relations between Romania and the UK, noting that the first ever modern bilateral trade treaty was signed between our nations in 1880 (the Treaty of Trade and Navigation), and pressed for continued positive relations going forward post-Brexit.

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Harrow Weald Festive Singalong

It's that time of year again and Harrow Weald is in a festive mood. Bob joined local Councillors Stephen Greek, Pritesh Patel and Ramji Chauhan at a Christmas Carol singalong to celebrate the new Christmas lights on the High Road. This is the first time such decorations have been put up and well done to the Harrow Weald Councillors for their work in making the necessary funding available.

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The 'Poverty is Sexist' Campaign

Bob met a group of young journalists from Bentley Wood High School as part of a joint ONE Campaign and Student View lobby day in support of the 'Poverty is Sexist' campaign, which calls on world leaders to take action and support the 130 million girls worldwide who are denied their right to an education. Student View is a media charity creating newsrooms in schools across the capital, getting young people involved in work related to international development.

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Visit to the Cardinal Hume Centre

Bob's Homelessness Reduction Act will come into force in April 2019 and organisations across the country are preparing. He was was pleased to make a visit to the Cardinal Hume Centre to see the excellent work they are doing to prevent homeless young people from sleeping on the streets and to support families living in inadequate bed and breakfast accommodation and he spoke with a group of advisors about his Act and how it will help those on the frontline of providing services. The centre itself ...

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