Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

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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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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