Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Help to Rent Projects

Ahead of the Budget next month, Bob has joined with other MPs and Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, to urge the Chancellor to fund local projects aimed at helping homeless people into renting. Together with private landlord bodies, the RLA and NLA, Crisis is calling on the Government to commit £31m a year to help homeless people into renting through so-called ‘Help to Rent’ projects and by funding a national rent deposit guarantee scheme.

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Tour of Temples 2017

Every year, Bob takes part in the celebrations for Hindu New Year by doing a 'tour of temples'. This year, he visited nine such institutions in our local area and nearby; Stanmore Temple, Kum Kum Temple, Kenton Temple, the Jain Temple in Wealdstone, the International Siddhashram Shakti Centre, Haridham, Willesden Temple (pictured above), Neasden Temple, Ealing Road Temple and Kingsbury Temple. Bob was joined by local Councillors and prospective Conservative Councillors including Cllr Kanti Rabad...

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Mitzvah Day Drop In

Bob was pleased to drop into a Mitzvah Day event held in Parliament to support interfaith social action. The event, which was held by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the APPG on British Jews and Mitzvah Day 365, precedes the annual day of charitable work which will fall on Sunday 19th November this year.

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Bright Little Stars Nursery Stanmore Opening

Bright Little Stars Nursery is one of the most renowned nurseries in North West London and Bob was pleased to support the opening of its new purpose-built branch in Stanmore Place. As well as providing care for up to 75 children full time, 35 jobs have been created. It will be open 50 weeks a year, 8am to 6pm, providing a valuable option for care for working parents.

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Reception for Equitable Life Policyholders

In support of Bob's lobbying of the Chancellor to provide compensation for the victims of the Equitable Life scandal, which affects over a million people across the UK, a reception was held for MPs to meet such victims and add their support to the cause. Of the £4.3bn that our Government acknowledged were the relative losses of policyholders, less than 35% was committed to for compensation and thus far only £1.1bn has been distributed.Nearly 900,000 people have only received 23% and Bob has ca...

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Jain APPG Ahimsa Day

The Institute of Jainology (IoJ), the international Jain organisation promoting Jainism in government and inter-religious affairs, held its 16th Annual Ahimsa Day in Parliament and Bob attended as Vice Chair of the APPG on Jainism to speak on the issue of caste legislation and its effect on the Indian community in Britain.

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Jain International Trade Organisation Event

The Institute of Jainology held an event in Parliament for over 200 Jain business people from 16 countries and Bob was pleased to host the event to promote trade and investment with the UK. The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy and the Minister for London, kindly attended at Bob's invitation. After the event, a prestigious dinner was held for delegates.

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Mrs India UK Grand Finale 2017

Bob was happy to take part as Guest of Honour for the Mrs India UK Grand Finale this year, supporting this annual Beauty Pageant which aims to support the talents and ambitions of Indian married women. This year's winner was Prad Punekar, and the event took place in partnership with Zee TV, Sapnay, the East London Beauty Academy, Enfield Riders, Nikaza and also included an awareness drive on allergies, on behalf of the Nainika Tikoo Memorial Foundation.

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