Mark’s Column

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

As the end of the year approached, it was good to take a look back at some of the major projects being undertaken in Fylde, and to reflect on the progress we have made on them. It’s an ever-present topic but the Moss Road still remains my biggest infrastructure priority. We are so close to [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

There was a festive start to this week with the annual Christmas lights switch-ons in Ansdell and St Annes. Some of the cast of Lowther Pavilion’s pantomime were on hand to throw the switch in Ansdell and it was good to see them supporting our local shops. I am delighted the St Annes switch-on was [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

It was great to see the Fylde coast under the spotlight with two major BBC shows focusing on the area in the past week. The Children in Need DIY SOS show at Blackpool Carer’s Centre and Strictly Come Dancing at the Tower Ballroom put us in the eyes of the world. It’s great to see [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week in Parliament I spoke to ministers about the need to support BAE Systems’ export campaign for its Typhoon and Hawk aircraft. Ministers assured me they will do everything they can in a highly-competitive marketplace to support the jobs in Warton and Lancashire on these production lines. It is vital we do all we [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

On Sunday I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme to discuss some of the important issues affecting the North West. Chief amongst them was the impact that leaving the EU could have upon the UK’s car industry, which is particularly concerning for Vauxhall employees, manufacturing cars at Ellesmere Port. The announcement that Nissan has [...]