Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Report Launch on Green Belt Protection

Bob was invited to speak at an event held by the London Green Belt Council and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Metropolitan branches to launch their report entited 'The London Metropolitan Green Belt: “Safe Under Us”?', which was an investigation into potential threats from housebuilding in the London Metropolitan Green Belt. Bob reflected on the work of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee and the way forward for protecting the Green Belt in London generally.

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Meeting on Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders

Now that the All Party Parliamentary Group for Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders has been reconstituted and a new set of Government Ministers are installed at the Treasury, Bob was eager to meet with Paul Braithwaite and Paul Weir from the Equitable Members' Action Group (EMAG) to discuss next steps in the fight to secure compensation for victims of the scandal, which saw thousands of people suffer major loses on their pensions in the 1990s due to regulatory maladministration.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Community Event

Bob was pleased to host a community event to honour visiting Hindu priests and personalities for Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. It was held in partnership with Harrow's International Siddhashram Shakti Center (ISSC).

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CPA UK Delegation Visits India

Bob took part in a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) UK visit to Punjab and Haryana in India, which was organised in collaboration with the British High Commission in New Delhi and its counterparts across the region. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen links between UK Parliamentarians and their counterparts in the State Assemblies of Pubjab and Haryana, as well as to promote a better understanding of civil society issues, including the rights of faith communities, representati...

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Rangeelu Gujarat Event

Red Lotus Events, an enterprise of young individuals seeking to retain the culture and traditions of ancient Gujarat and to educate the new generation about its ancestors, held a Rangeelu Gujarat Event at Fryent Country Park. The two day event showcased Gujarat’s culture of arts, literature, fashion, music and tourism to demonstrate how businesses in the Gujurat region can also have strong relations with businesses in the UK. Bob was pleased to attend and to support the organisers in their ai...

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Visit to Homelessness Services in Manchester

Bob went up to Manchester to see the sort of work being done to tackle homelessness in the area. He visited the Booth Centre, a day centre, and spoke with service managers and charity representatives and also went to a Young People's Support Foundation facility and a hostel, The Limes, to discuss their views on measures to tackle the issue.

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Visit to St Mungo's No Second Night Out Hub

St Mungo’s manages the flagship No Second Night Out scheme in London on behalf of the Greater London Authority and Bob was keen to see the work being done to help rough sleepers as part of the work he has been doing to put a Homelessness Reduction Bill through Parliament. The charity provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to prevent homelessness by supporting men and women through emergency, hostel and supported accommodation s...

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Summer Work Experience 2016

Every year, Bob provides work experience for a small group of talented young people with an interest in politics and current affairs. The group this year had a chance to shadow Bob in his work in Harrow and to learn about all aspects of running campaigns locally. They were also taken on a tour of Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street and received a lecture from the Elections Team in Conservative Central Headquarters. Applications for next year will open around March or April 2017. If you are int...

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