Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

It has been a busy time in the constituency and a busy time in Parliament this past week. I was pleased to see more progress on the M55 link road at a meeting in St Annes Town Hall, with a clear line of sight to contractors getting on site next year. Great progress has been [...]

Mark Menzies MP with Alison Plackitt from independent bookseller Plackitt and Booth

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

It was Small Business Saturday this weekend, and I hope we all made a conscious effort to support the fantastic independent retailers in our towns and villages. They create wealth for our area employing staff who spend locally, and small businesses pay their taxes. I met with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses in [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Democracy is in full bloom at AKS Junior School – and I was there first-hand to see it. I was delighted to be asked by teacher Mr Rice and headteacher Mr Walton to visit the children and talk about how Parliament works. AKS is a member of Round Square, a group of some 168 schools [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met up with BAE bosses and union leaders to discuss the potential job losses following a fall in order numbers for Eurofighter Typhoon. I met Chris Boardman, managing director of Military Air and Information at Warton, before meeting union reps at Warton, and later those from Brough in Westminster, to discuss the [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I am still receiving representations from Lytham residents regarding parking problems outside their homes. I wrote to several more homeowners last week after it became clear the issue is more widespread than I originally anticipated. There has been a strong response to the letter, and I am now in the process of collating all of [...]