Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week has been one which I have looked forward to with great anticipation as I was proud to announce the winner of Fylde Woman of the Year 2016. This was the second year I have held this event and I received an even larger number of worthy nominations this time around. During the awards [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Last week I attended a ‘read-in’ at Ansdell Library to protest against Lancashire County Council’s decision to curtail library services, a decision which could see facilities close in Fylde. I was extremely disappointed the county council chose to target libraries as part of its budget process this year and want to see the authority think [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week the Prime Minister announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday, June 23. This historic event will see British voters given the chance to decide whether or not to walk away from an institution which has had a hand in shaping our destiny for more [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I attended a Join Dementia Research event at Holland House Surgery in Lytham to discuss efforts to find better treatments for the disease. Regular readers of this column will know that dementia care is extremely close to my heart, but research to find new medication and a possible cure is just as important. [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I paid a visit to BAE Systems in Warton where I was updated on the company’s current work and plans for the future. While I was there I was also briefed on the progress of the Warton Enterprise Zone, which I helped secure in 2012 and which it is envisaged will provide thousands [...]