Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week has been extremely busy in Fylde as the festive season gets into full swing. Those of you who have been out in Lytham after dark recently will have noticed how wonderful the display of lights adorning the town centre look this year. The annual display is the result of a lot of hard [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week has been extremely busy in Fylde as the festive season gets into full swing. Those of you who have been out in Lytham after dark recently will have noticed how wonderful the display of lights adorning the town centre look this year. The annual display is the result of a lot of hard [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I was delighted to host the annual Air Power Association Dinner in Parliament. The association is the organisation which looks after the interests of the aerospace industry and it was a pleasure to see so many constituents at the dinner from BAE Systems in Warton. The industry is obviously one on which a [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I was delighted to welcome Government Minister Grant Shapps to Fylde to announce a new £41m bypass to relieve pressure on the A585 at Singleton. Problems with traffic building up on this road have been ongoing for decades and a new road has been on the agenda for just as long, but funding [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I spoke at a debate in Parliament on the subject of shale gas and made some serious points to the Energy Minister about the regulation of the industry. This is a subject which I have raised regularly in the House of Commons and one which commands my full attention, due to the effect [...]