Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

ONE topic which has been quite hot these last few months has been our local railway network. I’ve heard views on many aspects of the current system from some complaints to extremely positive feedback during my first six months as an MP. And, of course, I have become a regular commuter to London on the [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THEY say a week is a long time in politics and that’s certainly true. A huge amount has happened since my last column and I’ll try to cover as much as I can in this space today. First off there was the announcement that Fylde Council will be looking to share staff with our neighbours [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

JOBS will undoubtedly be one of the nation’s hottest topics for a long time to come. As the Government seeks to rebalance the economy following 13 years of overspending, there will undoubtedly be uncertainty in the job market. As we all know the public sector will shrink somewhat, which will undoubtedly lead to painful job [...]

GUEST COLUMN FOR LANCASHIRE EVENING POST ON THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN LANCASHIRE

A NEW era of British energy production is upon us and I’m proud to say that Lancashire stands at the very heart of it. With an increasing global commitment to reducing carbon emissions and an expected reduction in the use of fossil fuels over the coming decades, new power sources are needed to run our [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

REMEMBRANCE Sunday is, to my mind, an especially important day in our calendar. So it will be a tremendous honour and truly humbling to represent Fylde as MP for the area at the two services on Sunday in both St Annes and Kirkham. Honouring the men and women who served their country with such bravery [...]