Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, on a tour of the Typhoon final assembly facility during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire


This week the name of this column may be somewhat inaccurate as, due to Parliament’s Summer Recess, I have been at home in Fylde rather than in Westminster. That is extremely fortuitous as it has meant I have been here to see large parts of the extended Lytham Festival – and what a week it [...]


Mark Menzies vows to fight on for Lytham post office

Fylde MP Mark Menzies  has vowed to continue his battle to retain Warton Street Post Office after the sitting postmaster tendered his resignation. Mark Bamforth this week handed in his notice to Post Office LTD due to ill health and Mr Menzies has sent his best wishes for Mark’s future. The MP recently secured a [...]



As I write this Lytham Festival is in full swing and people have already told me how much they have enjoyed a number of the acts who have already performed across the town. Over the years I have seen local promoters Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor build this event from small beginnings to the ambitious [...]


This week I have received a number of emails concerning planning appeals over proposals for two shale gas sites in Fylde, and associated monitoring stations. The applications for these sites were recently turned down by elected members on Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee, following a thorough process where councillors heard evidence from all sides [...]


Mark Menzies MP in cancer treatment support

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been told that women with ovarian cancer face a “postcode lottery” over treatment. During a Parliamentary reception hosted by the Target Ovarian Cancer charity, the Member of Parliament heard how new a new report showed that women across the country do not receive the same treatment options when diagnosed with [...]