Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse)

Andrew Percy

Biography

Andrew Percy was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse) at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole in May 2010.

Andrew’s constituency covers parts of both East Yorkshire, where he was born and grew up, and North Lincolnshire where he has strong ties to both work and family.

Before getting elected to Parliament, Andrew was a local school teacher who specialised in history. Andrew served 10 years as a local councillor where he served as chairman of the Licensing Committee. He also previously served as a parish councillor.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse)

The minister is responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse
  • devolution deals
  • local growth
  • coastal communities
  • community rights (including pubs)
  • local enterprise partnership (LEP) policy
  • enterprise zones
  • high streets
  • inward investment and infrastructure (including High Speed 2)
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • resilience and emergencies
  • parks / green spaces

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  1. Multi-million pound boost for community-led services

    • Press release
  2. Twelve new Enterprise Zones go live

    • Press release
  3. New businesses back the Northern Powerhouse

    • Press release
  4. Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week

    • News story
  5. Multi-million pound cash boost to help create local jobs and growth

    • Press release
  6. Communities set for cash boost to start new wave of action along Great British Coast

    • Press release
  7. £2.5 million funds to boost community-led services

    • Press release
  8. Leading businesses announce support for Northern Powerhouse in a “show of force for the North”

    • Press release
  9. Northern Powerhouse investments showcased to Chinese investors

    • News story
  10. Battle for Britain's best high street

    • Press release