Over the years I have attended many meetings concerned with the state of the moss road which links St Annes to the M55. The single track country lane has always been used by drivers needing to access the motorway and since it was closed amid safety concerns I have received a large number of complaints about the impact on Fylde’s road system. For some time now a new road has been planned as part of the Queensway housing development so, when the current lane was closed, Lancashire... Read more »


I am writing this week while watching closely the humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in northern Iraq. I recently attended a church service at St Joseph’s in Ansdell where I spoke to a number of parishioners who were deeply concerned about the situation and I promised to write to the Foreign Secretary on their behalf. In that letter I explained to the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP that, as a Member of Parliament, I am extremely distressed when I read reports of the abuse of Christians by extremist... Read more »

Fylde MP meets cancer campaigners

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met local campaigners in Parliament to find out more about Cancer Research UK’s bid to help more people survive the disease. He met with Fylde residents Alexander Whittam and Clive Barley to find out about the charity’s plan that within 20 years three in four of all cancer patients will survive at least ten years. Following the meeting, Mr Menzies said: “It was a pleasure to see Alexander and Clive again and listen to their stories. I want to do what I... Read more »


This week is an extremely poignant one as we reflect on the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. At the outset of the conflict a century ago, Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey famously spoke the immortal line “the lamps are going out all over Europe; we will not see them lit again in our lifetime” before war was declared at 11pm on August 4, 1914 On Monday I will be at the war memorial in Ashton Gardens, where people have been asked... Read more »

MP meets new Energy Minister over shale gas

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has spoken with the new Energy Minister to reiterate his firm stance regarding potential shale gas exploration in Lancashire. The recent Government reshuffle saw former Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP replace Michael Fallon in the multiple roles of Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as well as Energy. Mr Hancock recently visited Fylde to meet apprentices at BAE Systems in Warton and has met with Mr Menzies on a number of occasions in his former role to discuss the creation of... Read more »
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