Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I started this week by introducing three Fylde apprentices to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, during an event at BAE Systems in Warton on Thursday. The Prime Minister was in Fylde to launch a new Degree Apprenticeships scheme while BAE Systems announced plans for a new training academy at the Enterprise Zone in Salmesbury. It [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was delighted to be asked to hand out the awards at the Lytham Rotary Club Technology Tournament on Friday. While I was at the event I spoke to a number of young people and raised with them how important engineers are for the future of our country. Fylde’s biggest employer, BAE Systems, is one [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met with my fellow judges to decide the outcome of the Fylde Woman of the Year 2015 competition. Throughout my five years as Member of Parliament I have been overwhelmed by the work done by women in our community. Many of those involved have gone unsung and I wanted to find a [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I was delighted to be invited to tour the facilities at Ribby Hall Village in Wrea Green. As well as bringing thousands of visitors to Fylde each year, the facilities provided at Ribby Hall are well used by local people and I know the new Spa Hotel is extremely popular. On top of [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I start this week’s column by expressing my total dismay at the barbaric deaths of twenty-one Egyptian Christians by Islamic State in Libya, and the horrendous attack in Copenhagen that left two people dead and five police injured at a free speech debate and a synagogue. My thoughts are with both their loved ones and [...]