Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Harrow Youth Parliament Update

Bob had a meeting with Dara Foody (pictured) and his colleagues from the Harrow Youth Parliament for an update on their activies and to engage with their views on school budgets, votes at 16, and the curriculum for life. There was also a lively discussion on Harrow Council and issues in our local area.

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Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Awards

Bob hosted the first ever Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, relating to the philosophy that 'the world we live in is one big family', in Parliament in collaboration with the founder of the International Siddhashram Shakti Centre UK, HH Shri Rajrajeshwar Guruji. 32 awards were presented to people who have been outstanding ambassadors of peace in their communities, including Jain faith leader HH Achariya Dr Lokesh Muni and the Harrow Police Borough Commander Simon Owen.

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Wear It Pink 2017

Bob was pretty in pink again this year in an effort to support Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research. This event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over...

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Work Experience Team 2017

Every summer, Bob holds a "summer school" of work experience for bright local young people with an interest in politics. This year was our largest group yet, with attendees learning about the typical work of an MP on the campaign trail, as well as visiting Parliament, 10 Downing Street, and Conservative Campaign Headquarters, across two weeks.

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The National Citizen Service Scheme

Around 8,000 15 to 17 year olds across North London have been taking part in the National Citizen Service programme and Bob was pleased to meet with local youngsters at Stanmore College to discuss their work. The scheme allows participants to develop their confidence, communication and teamwork; all skills which will prove useful in later life. To find out more about NCS, or to sign up to take part, visit www.ncsthechallenge.org.

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APPG on Smoking and Health

As an active campaigner against smoking, Bob was pleased to again be elected Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health at an AGM held jointly with the APPG on Baby Loss. Together, the groups also launched the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group’s new report on training in relation to the maternity workforce.

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APPG on British Jews

The All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews was reconstituted for the new Parliament and Bob was elected Secretary by his colleagues. The purpose of the group, which is Chaired by Conservative MP Oliver Dowden, is promote understanding of the needs of UK 's Jewish community and to celebrate the culture and the achievements of the community.

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The 'Send My Friend to School' Campaign

Kingsley High School is a special needs school for young people aged from 11-19 and Bob was pleased to make a visit to hear about their 'Send my friend to school' campaign. The aim of the campaign was to promote the value of quality education for all children around the world and Bob enjoyed seeing the jigsaw piece messages created by students taking part.

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