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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Election Manifesto hits right notes for Fylde candidate

FYLDE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies welcomed the Conservative Party Election Manifesto pledge to offer housing association tenants the right to but their homes. Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election on May 7, said the move was one highlight in a document which proved the party stood up for working families. He added: “This manifesto proves that the Conservatives are the party for people who want to see a Britain which stands up for those who want to do the right thing and help their communities and... Read more »

Fylde candidate hails inheritance tax cut

FYLDE Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies has welcomed news that the Government will remove inheritance tax on many family homes. The Prime Minster this week committed to introducing a new allowance into the tax system, which will increase the threshold to £1m per married couple. That means that only wealthy people with very large homes would pay inheritance tax on them. Responding to the news, Mr Menzies said: “People who have saved and put their hard-earned money into their home shouldn’t have to pay inheritance tax when they... Read more »
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