Fylde

Rail works welcomed by Fylde MP after ‘generation of neglect’

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the start of works to improve rail services on the coast after they were neglected for ‘more than a generation’. As part of a package of work to upgrade the railway line between Preston and Blackpool, passengers are set to have better, easier access to more reliable train services [...]

Mark Menzies MP welcomes £1.7m fund to fill 23,000 Lancashire potholes

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed news that more than 23,000 potholes will be filled in Lancashire thanks to a new fund issued by the Government. Fylde road users will benefit from a dedicated £1.7m pothole fund, which will keep the country moving and build a country that works for everyone. This cash is part [...]

Fylde MP backs new nuclear site and jobs boost

New nuclear power proposals for Moorside in Cumbria could protect hundreds of Fylde coast jobs. Prime Minister Theresa May declared the nuclear industry has a ‘crucial role’ in our country’s energy needs as she welcomed proposals from NuGen and Toshiba to develop a new nuclear power plant at Moorside. She made a statement in Parliament [...]

MP Mark Menzies at Preston Train Station

Fylde MP blasts Virgin Rail for ‘ripping off’ West Coast Main Line passengers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies, a member of the Transport Select Committee, has blasted Virgin Rail for ‘ripping off’ passengers at busier train stations – by charging them more for their tickets than those travelling further distances. Virgin Rail’s pricing policy means commuters travelling from Mr Menzies’ Fylde constituency to London on the West Coast Main [...]

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 [...]