Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I have had some important meetings over issues which affect large numbers of people in different areas in Fylde. I met with local residents in St Annes over plans for an extension to Durham Avenue Medical Centre and nearby Poplar House Surgery moved into the premises. I have a number of issues with [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I recently met with the managing director of Westinghouse Springfields to discuss proposals for the company to build the UK’s first Small Modular Reactor (SMR), which could make Fylde a global centre for a new British nuclear industry. In his Autumn Statement in November, the Chancellor revealed that at least £250m will be spent by [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

It was great to get back to working in Parliament this week after a busy Christmas period at home in Fylde. One of the first sessions in the House of Commons upon returning was Tuesday’s debate on the Housing and Planning Bill. Since becoming a Member of Parliament I can think of no subject which [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Christmas is traditionally a time for spending with your loved ones in the warm comfort of the family home. So you can only imagine the devastation for those caught up in the floods which affected the North West so badly over the weekend, causing heartbreaking damage to homes and property. When the rainfall expected for [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week has been extremely busy in Parliament as MPs and Ministers try to get last minute business wrapped up ahead of the Christmas break. One of my most important meetings was with the Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP, to discuss progress on the new M55 Lytham St Annes Link Road. Since the current “moss [...]