THIS week I had an important meeting on flooding in Westminster with the Minister responsible, Dan Rogerson MP. Waterlogged fields in Fylde have been a problem for many years and I have hosted a number of events with rural residents to discuss how best to resolve the matter. The Environment Agency came up with a [...]


I WAS delighted when I saw new analysis from the Department for Work and Pensions this week which showed private sector employment was at a record high as the economy begins to rebalance. The research revealed that there are 1.3m more people working in the private sector compared to when the coalition took office – [...]


THIS week in Parliament I have been preparing for the Westminster Hall debate which I had arranged to discuss a range of issues associated with potential shale gas extraction. I felt it was important that MPs, particularly those who may have sites in their constituencies, were given the opportunity to delve further into the subject [...]

MP hosts first flooding event

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has hosted the first meeting of the Fylde Flood Action Group. The event saw representatives from the Environment Agency, National Farmers’ Union, Lancashire County Council and Fylde Borough Council meet with members of the farming community to discuss issues with flooding and drainage in the constituency. It comes after farmers said [...]


Bilash cooks up storm at national final

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has spoken of his delight after a local restaurant came fourth in a Parliamentary competition to find Britain’s best South Asian eaterie. Mr Menzies nominated Bilash Balti, on St Andrew’s Road South, St Annes, in the prestigious Tiffin Cup and the popular restaurant was shortlisted from 86 different restaurants and named [...]