Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

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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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Bob made sure that Holocaust Memorial Day would be properly commemorated in Parliament by tabling an Early Day Motion to honour holocaust survivors, by taking part in a Holocaust Memorial Day debate in the chamber and also by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment.Friday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the la...

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Greek Community New Year Lunch

The St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church on Kenton Road held a fabulous community lunch for Harrow Senior Citizens and Bob enjoyed coming along, at the kind invitation of Father Salapatas, to join in with the New Year celebration and to speak to everyone attending.

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Lohri Celebrations

Bob celebrated the Indian winter harvest festival of Lohri with the communities from Jammu & Kashmir with the ceremonial bonfire and drumbeats along with traditional songs from the region. The programme was organised by the Voice of Dogras, who presented Bob the image of the Clock Tower of Old Jammu City, India.

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Dinner and Discussion with the Palmerston Society

Harrow School's Palmerston Society kindly invited Bob to join them for dinner and discussion on political subjects of the day. The society, which is named after the Old Harrovian and 19th century Prime Minister, Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston, and which is run by their 6th Form boys, has previously held events with Lord Michael Howard, Lord Robin Butler, Shami Chakrabarti and Natalie Bennett.

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Conservative Friends of Cyprus New Year's Reception

Bob enjoyed attending the Conservative Friends of Cyprus New Year's Reception and 'Vasilopita' cutting ceremony.The cutting of the 'Vasilopita' is an annual Cypriot tradition to bless and bring good fortune for the year ahead. Whilst Cypriot families and communities across the UK mark this occasion, this was the first occasion it was marked in Parliament.

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Visit to Stanmore Delivery Office

Bob made his annual visit to the Stanmore Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period. He was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Derek Squires, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Harrow East area over the Christmas period. As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, the festive period provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuri...

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