Mark Menzies in dementia policing call

Mark Menzies MP spoke with one of the country’s top policemen as he continues his bid to make Fylde a dementia friendly community. Mr Menzies organised a telephone conference with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy to discuss how his force was leading the way when it came to officers dealing with dementia patients – and how that can be rolled out to the rest of the country. As Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Offices, Sir Peter has worked on a number... Read more »


Regular followers of this column will be disappointed to read that this will be my last contribution for some time, as Parliament is dissolved on Monday and I revert to being the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Fylde. As I prepare for the campaign leading up to the General Election on May 7, it has left me in a reflective mood as to what I have achieved since being chosen to represent Fylde in 2010. One of my proudest days was when I secured £2m Government funding for... Read more »

Kirkham restaurant wins commendation from MPs

Mark Menzies MP said he was proud of the culinary excellence on offer in Fylde after a Kirkham curry house was highly commended in a Parliamentary competition to find Britain’s best South Asian restaurant. Mr Menzies nominated Buraq on Blackpool Road in the prestigious Tiffin Cup and the popular restaurant received a special commendation from judges. The competition is held each year by the House of Commons’ Tiffin Club with local Members nominating an eatery from within their constituency to represent the local area. And the Member of... Read more »

MP hosts high school students in Parliament

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies welcomed a group of high school pupils to Parliament as they paid a visit to the seat of British democracy. Mr Menzies arranged a tour of the Palace of Westminster for the students from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College before organising for them to attend a debate in the House of Commons Chamber. The Member of Parliament, who had previously met many of the pupils on a recent visit to the Worsley Road school, also spoke to the class about... Read more »

Mark Menzies visits Lytham Hall Park Primary

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies praised the facilities at a local school when he was given a tour of its new extension. Pupils at Lytham Hall Park Primary School moved into extended and refurbished classrooms and Mr Menzies was invited to the premises to see the transformation first-hand. The Member of Parliament was given a tour of the school by headteacher Sharon Bowker who told him the entire school was pleased with the new building, which includes a new hall, classrooms, music room and communal learning spaces. Following the... Read more »
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