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Blackpool Gazette – Politically Correct – Quizzing transport chiefs

Since my last Politically Correct column, I have been installed as a member of the Transport Select Committee in Parliament. Select committees are established by the House to conduct inquiries into matters of interest and to scrutinise the Government and this important role has already seen us investigating some of the most pressing transport matters [...]

Blackpool Gazette – Politically Correct – Helping residents main role for MPs

I am often asked what the biggest issue to fill my Parliamentary mailbag is and the answer is probably not what most people would expect. We do have some major issues in Fylde – not least jobs, infrastructure, public transport, health services, housing and planning, the future of Blackpool Airport, flooding, shale gas development, maintaining [...]

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MP launches Fylde Woman of the Year 2016

MARK Menzies MP today launches his annual campaign to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Mr Menzies has again teamed up with the Lytham St Annes Express and Lytham businesswoman Katie Fieldhouse to conduct an exhaustive search for that one woman from Fylde who goes above and [...]

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Mark Menzies MP: Why I support relaxed Sunday trading laws

Before the 2012 London Olympics, I introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill, enabling shops to open for longer hours on Sundays during special events. And I was delighted when the Chancellor of the Exchequer decided to implement emergency legislation to this effect for August and September 2012. The result was an increase of 3.2 per [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I paid a visit to BAE Systems in Warton where I was updated on the company’s current work and plans for the future. While I was there I was also briefed on the progress of the Warton Enterprise Zone, which I helped secure in 2012 and which it is envisaged will provide thousands [...]