Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This is my first column following my return as the Member of Parliament for Fylde – may I take this brief opportunity to thank once again my fellow residents for their support. It was humbling to receive almost 60 per cent of the vote. Like many of you, I was deeply shocked to see the [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I met a group of Fylde’s farmers this week to discuss the implications of Brexit with them. The National Farmers Union kindly arranged the meeting and I was more than pleased to be able to sit down and chat with them, allay some fears, and make them aware of potential new opportunities from the changing [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I held several key meetings in Fylde, looking into some of the biggest issues in the constituency. Firs up was a meeting with Network Rail down at Kirkham and Wesham Station, where I received an update on the works set to transform the site. I’m delighted to see the station will finally be [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was delighted this week to once again ask a question at Prime Minister’s Question Time. There are some 1,200 workers at the Springfields site in Fylde who rely on the nuclear industry to sustain their jobs. So I pressed the Government on the need to support the industry and the site with new nuclear [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

As the end of the year approached, it was good to take a look back at some of the major projects being undertaken in Fylde, and to reflect on the progress we have made on them. It’s an ever-present topic but the Moss Road still remains my biggest infrastructure priority. We are so close to [...]