Mark Menzies: ‘A vote for anyone else could jeopardise our country’s future’

FYLDE Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies has urged his supporters to get out to vote on Thursday as the 2015 General Election campaign winds up. During the campaign period, Mr Menzies has made 50 ward visits, knocking on thousands of doors in the process. He has officially opened a new pub on Heyhouses Lane, St Annes, and a residential home on the Promenade. He was invited to launch the Kirkham Grammar School Careers Fair and attended two candidates’ debates at St Annes United Reformed Church and... Read more »

New Fylde jobs tax figures welcomed by Mark Menzies

CONSERVATIVE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies has welcomed new figures released today showing that 1,600 businesses in Fylde have benefited from the Government’s Employment Allowance since its introduction a year ago. The Employment Allowance provides up to £2,000 off the National Insurance bill for every employer, making it easier for them to hire staff and create new jobs in Fylde. The way the scheme works means a business can employ someone on £22,400 a year, or three people working full-time on the minimum wage, and not have to... Read more »

Mark Menzies speaks to Secretary of State over Fylde pensioners

CONSERVATIVE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies joined Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan-Smith on the campaign trail to make the case for Fylde pensioners. Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election on May 7, met the Minister in Lancashire and spoke to him about the recently released Conservative Election Manifesto which puts welfare of the UK’s pensioners at the top of the agenda. Following the meeting, the Fylde candidate said: “I thought our manifesto was very generous towards pensioners and I wanted to thank Iain for all the... Read more »

Fylde candidate impressed with election hustings turnout

CONSERVATIVE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies said the number of people who attended the Fylde hustings at the weekend proved that interest in politics was not dead. The event at the St Annes United Reformed Church on Friday night saw five of the seven candidates face off to debate a number of topics put forward by the organisers, Fylde Churches Together, and some of the 150 members of the public who attended. Northern Party hopeful Elizabeth Clarkson and Independent Mike Hill failed to attend. Following the event, Mr Menzies,... Read more »

Mark Menzies speaks to Fylde traders about business rate review

FYLDE Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies spent the morning doing his shopping at Lytham Market and on the town’s busy high street today. Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election on May 7, spoke to stallholders and shopkeepers about the importance of shopping locally, something he learned during a long career in retail before he entered Parliament at the last election. Mr Menzies said: “Shopping locally is so important if we are to keep our high streets thriving in the face of unprecedented competition from online retailers. “I... Read more »
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