MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Westminster was abuzz with speculation as we returned after the Easter break, the Prime Minister announcing a press conference at 11.15am on Tuesday. The decision to call an election for June 8 is the right thing for us to do to make sure Britain has the best bargaining position with the European Union. An election now will mean we can secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to get us through the Brexit negotiations. It will give the Prime Minister the mandate she needs to get... Read more »

Fylde MP backs Prime Minister’s election decision

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a General Election for June 8. Mr Menzies said: "This is the right thing for us to do to make sure Britain has the best bargaining position with the European Union. "An election now will give the Prime Minister a mandate in order to get the best deal for the British people. "This will give us the certainty, stability, security and strong leadership we need to get that deal. "It is the only way we can... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

It was a sad day in Parliament as it fell silent for the funeral procession of PC Keith Palmer. Killed in the Westminster attack last month, he died protecting democracy, staff and members of the public. His cortege set off from Parliament along streets lined with police officers and those who came to pay their respects, with a floral tribute which read "No 1 Daddy". He was a top public servant. He was also a hero, and that is why his coffin was allowed to lie in the... Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies and Coun Sandra Pitman on the Moss Road

MP Mark Menzies delighted at progress on vital motorway link road

Fylde MP Mark Menzies says he is delighted to see a programme of works in place for the building of the M55 link road to St Annes. At the most recent meeting of all the interested parties concerned with the road, officers revealed the programme which includes impending legal agreements, the tender process and construction of the road. Mr Menzies said he was delighted to see progress made after attending the meeting with Kensington Developments, Lancashire County and Fylde Councils. At the meeting, plans showed the tender authorisation... Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies with  Paul Rigby outside Freckleton Library

Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes Government investigation into Lancashire libraries closure

The Government has launched an investigation into Lancashire County Council's decision to close libraries. Following complaints from MPs and members of the public, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has written to Lancashire County Council leader Jennifer Mein to state the Secretary of State is minded to hold an inquiry. The authority has until June 9 to make representations to the Government. Fylde MP Mark Menzies, who has campaigned against the closures, said: "From day one it was clear Labour-controlled Lancashire County Council was playing politics with library... Read more »
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