Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I joined the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) dealing with the WASPI women – those born in the 1950s who now find themselves in difficulties due to changes in pension age. I promised, when I met these ladies at Ansdell Library, when I invited them to Parliament, and when I met them on [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The Queen’s Speech debate has still been the main order of business in Westminster, with the Government pressing forward its aims for the new Parliament. Brexit makes up eight of the 27 bills, notably its impact on areas such as farming and fishing, as well as immigration and trade. I was delighted to hear Theresa [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This is my first column following my return as the Member of Parliament for Fylde – may I take this brief opportunity to thank once again my fellow residents for their support. It was humbling to receive almost 60 per cent of the vote. Like many of you, I was deeply shocked to see the [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I met a group of Fylde’s farmers this week to discuss the implications of Brexit with them. The National Farmers Union kindly arranged the meeting and I was more than pleased to be able to sit down and chat with them, allay some fears, and make them aware of potential new opportunities from the changing [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I held several key meetings in Fylde, looking into some of the biggest issues in the constituency. Firs up was a meeting with Network Rail down at Kirkham and Wesham Station, where I received an update on the works set to transform the site. I’m delighted to see the station will finally be [...]