Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Centenary of The Rotary Foundation

Bob was pleased to host a reception to mark the Centanary of The Rotary Foundation, which is an initiative dedicated to the global eradication of polio. It was named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation in the world by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Today polio is on the verge of becoming only the second human dise...

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Bordars Walk Interim Accomodation Project

Ealing Council has formed a partnership with QED Sustainable Urban Developments Ltd to create 34 new accommodation units for local people in urgent housing need and they invited Bob to see the project first hand. The development provides studio, 1 and 2 bedroom emergency accomodation, built out of shipping containers, that can be used by the council to house homeless families and vulnerable people temporarily while more permanent accomodation solutions are found for them. In 2014/15, London coun...

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Indo-British APPG Trip to India

Bob made a visit to India as part of a delegation of Members from the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group. He had the opportunity to meet the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who called for raising a “collective voice” against terrorism, extremism and radicalisation. Bob was able to specifically highlight the potential security threat to India as a result of Chinese developments in the South China Sea and he also presented a letter to the Prime Minister, requesting that he anno...

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The Firm Foundation Night Shelter

Bob paid a visit to the Firm Foundation night shelter in Harrow, which is run by a local charity and helps single homeless men through the coldest months of the year. Bob likes to visit the shelter every year to show his support for the work they do to help people and he was pleased to see that, this year, the charity has also been able to open its doors to single females who have become homeless as well. Firm Foundation have been a clo...

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Aspire Leisure Centre Upgrades

Bob was treated to a tour of the newly upgraded Aspire Leisure Centre in Stanmore by Brian Carlin, the Chief Executive, and staff member Dean Tearle. He was particularly impressed by their new advanced hoisting system installed to assist people with mobility issues in getting changed to access the pool area, and also their all-in-one sinks which allow wheelchair users to wash, soap and dry their hands in one area, which has been designed by Dyson and provided at no cost.

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Holocaust Memorial Day at Belmont Synagogue

Belmont Synagogue hosted a Holocaust Memorial Day Event for students from local High Schools with survivor Susan Pollack speaking about her experiences in a series of workshops. Bob attended to support the important event and is pictured here with two Year 8 students from Hatch End High.

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BIA Flag Hoisting Ceremony

The Executive Committee of the Brent Indian Association kindly invited Bob to participate in a flag hoisting ceremony in celebration of the 69th Anniversary of India’s Independence. The triranga (three colour) flag was raised and the National Anthems of India and Britain were observed.

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Equitable Life Meeting with the Economic Secretary

A cross-party delegation of MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders met the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Kirby, this morning for a constructive meeting about the ongoing issue of substantial amounts of money still being owed to victims of the Equitable Life Scandal. As Chair of the APPG, Bob has been leading the charge to secure proper compensation for the hundreds of thousands of people affected.The Treasury closed the payment ...

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