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Fylde MP welcomes jobs boost after Typhoon contract signed

Fylde MP Mark Menzies today welcomed a £2.1bn Typhoon maintenance contract which will protect hundreds of jobs at BAE Systems’ Warton site for years to come. The deal was recently announced at the Farnborough International Air Show (FIAS) when Minister for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne MP, signed off on the landmark 10-year support arrangement for [...]

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Mark Menzies MP hands Fylde library closure petition to Culture Secretary

Mark Menzies MP has sent a petition of 6,725 signatures to Government, protesting against the closure of libraries in Fylde. The document was signed by people from across the Lytham, Ansdell and Freckleton areas and has already been issued to Lancashire County Council as part of the consultation process into the authority’s proposals. But Mr [...]

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Mark Menzies MP: Let’s seize chance to boost international trade

After David Cameron presented his renegotiation settlement with the European Council to Parliament in February, my instinctive reaction was to turn up my nose and head for the exit. The piffling concessions that the European Union presented to the UK, though faced with the prospect of losing the third largest contributor to its budget, confirmed [...]

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MP given tour of new Fylde bus fleet

Mark Menzies MP said he was delighted to see a fleet of new state-of-the art buses set to hit Fylde’s streets. Blackpool Transport hopes to replace its entire 140-bus service by 2020 and the Member of Parliament was last week given a tour of the first double-deckers off the assembly line. The new Enviro400 City buses are next-generation, [...]

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Fylde MP in meeting with Jewish Leadership Council

Fylde MP Mark Menzies met with a leading member of the Jewish community to discuss concerns over a rise in anti-Semitism. The Member of Parliament met Marc Levy, North West external affairs manager for the Jewish Leadership Council, in Lytham on Friday to discuss a range of issues. Following the meeting, Mr Menzies said: “As someone who is a member of the Conservative [...]