Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Remembrance Sunday Civic Service 2017

Bob took part in the annual Harrow Remembrance Civic Ceremony once again this year in honour of those who gave their life serving the country. The ceremony featured a parade led by the Glen Trew Pipe Band, poems written by children from schools across Harrow and also held a two minute silence for reflection on those who lost their lives. Also in attendance were, as pictured (left to right), Cllr Stephen Greek, Cllr Pritesh Patel, Cllr Amir Moshenson, Cllr Bharat Thacker, Cllr Paul Osborn, Cllr A...

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Commons vs Lords Bridge Match 2017

In his capacity as Chair of the APPG for Bridge, Bob hosts an annual House of Commons vs House of Lords Bridge Match which pitches Members from both Houses and from all parties against each other for the official Bridge cup. After a strong showing last year from Lords, and good fight this year, the Commons have wrestled the trophy back to the green benches.

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Ending Homelessness Conference

As the creator of the Homelessness Reduction Act, Bob has been in high demand in the lead up to the legislation coming into force in April 2018. He was pleased to open a conference for key stakeholders across the housing sector to give them background for the transition and some advice on how to approach the new challenges posed and the ethos behind the legislation to drive towards the end goal of ending homelessness altogether.

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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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