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Fylde MP and MEP meet Save Blackpool Airport over site’s future

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies and local Member of the European Parliament, Sajjad Karim, met with the Save Blackpool Airport group and offered their support to ensure a vibrant airfield is at the centre of any development plans at the site. The meeting came after the Government recently gave the airport site enterprise zone status and [...]

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Fylde MP secures commitment from Prime Minister over Fylde-built aircraft

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted that the Prime Minister had committed to continue Government backing for British-built unmanned aerial combat vehicles. The news came after Mr Menzies asked the Rt Hon David Cameron MP to ensure investment went to UK defence companies involved in such projects, including BAE Systems in Warton, rather [...]

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Mark Menzies MP in visit to Fylde claims company

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies visited a major local employer to discuss developments in the transport sector and potential future growth for the company. The Member of Parliament spoke to staff at Slater and Gordon Solutions, formerly A I Claims Solutions, on Blackpool Business Park and received a tour of the operation. The Fylde coast motor [...]

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies to meet BAE bosses over job cuts

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today spoke of his disappointment in the wake of the announcement of job losses at BAE Systems in Warton. In a Trading Statement issued today, BAE outlined proposals to reduce the workforce by up to 371 roles in its Military Air & Information business, across its Samlesbury and Warton sites. The [...]

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was pleased to see it was a bumper night for Fylde businesses at the Lancashire Tourism Awards this week. It was double delight for The Villa Country House Hotel in Wrea Green, which took the gongs for best Small Hotel and best Wedding Venue. The Cartford Inn at Little Eccleston continued its successful run [...]