Mark Menzies MP tells Government to get tough on cold callers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on the Government to beef up its plans to sanction cold callers who breach direct marketing guidance. Speaking in the House of Commons debate on the Digital Economy Bill, the Member of Parliament voiced concerns that initial proposals do not go far enough to protect vulnerable people against predatory callers. Mr Menzies said: “[This Bill] was written in the assumption that we are dealing with honourable people, but we are not. “The companies that overwhelmingly engage in direct marketing are rogues and... Read more »

Fylde MP asks Government to step in over cryptosporidium inquiry

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on the Government to ensure an investigation into a Lancashire water crisis remains on track. The Member of Parliament has written to the Secretary of State at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, to ask her to intervene after long delays in seeing the results of the Drinking Water Inspectorate’s inquiry following last summer’s cryptosporidium outbreak. It comes after Mr Menzies contacted the organisation to find out the status of the investigation but... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP supports new Lytham post office

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has visited a Lytham post office to offer his support for the new venture. The Member of Parliament popped in to Crofts Newsagent and Post Office on Warton Street and spoke to the owner Tony Croft about his decision to expand the business. Crofts Newsagent has been part of the east Lytham community for a number of years but recently began offering the new services following the closure of the former community post office at Bamforths Food and Wine. Mr Menzies said: “I’m really... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week, with Parliament in recess, I have been lucky enough to spend the entire week at home in Fylde. And it is times like this when I am able to spend prolonged periods at home that I am reminded how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful place. Over the last week I have been out shopping in St Annes and Lytham, spent time on Kirkham’s busy high street and visited Wrea Green and some of the more rural parts of Fylde. While the weather... Read more »
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Fylde MP hails Eurofighter Typhoon after seeing aircraft in active service for first time

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has described how impressed he was after seeing the Warton-built Eurofighter Typhoon in action on military operations for the first time. The Member of Parliament recently spent some time at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, the air force’s forward mounting base for overseas operations in the Middle East, where he saw the aircraft in active service first-hand. Previously, Mr Menzies had only seen the Typhoon on the assembly line, performing displays at air-shows and during testing in the skies above the Fylde coast. He said:... Read more »
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