Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

IT’S always wonderful to see the public pulling together, particularly at this time of year. So the overwhelming response to the idea of the Lytham Cockle Ball has been truly heart warming. The brainchild of local chef Paul Rowley, who first came up with the idea on his Facebook web page, the event is now [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

PRISONS, crime and punishment will always be the subject of great debate. There are those from the “lock them up and throw away the key” school of thought who believe strongly in the deterrent effect of long prison sentences. There are also others who believe in a greater emphasis on efforts to steer people away [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THE World Wide Web has truly revolutionised the way in which we live. An instant source of information and entertainment, people can now access the internet anywhere in the world on mobile phones, laptops and other clever gadgets. They can do amazing things like streaming television and video calling as well as banking, shopping, gaming [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

WE had fantastic news last week that the Olympic torch tour will be heading to Fylde next summer. I was over the moon when I heard the news and it just goes to show yet again that Fylde can truly punch above its weight when it comes to bringing in big events. The torch relay [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

AS many of you know, EU dominated last week’s Parliamentary agenda. Although I have always been, and will remain, a eurosceptic, I couldn’t support the motion in the current situation. I based this decision on two considerations. Firstly, our coalition agreement clearly states that a referendum will be held should any more powers transferred to [...]