Conservative candidate Mark Menzies launches General Election campaign


FYLDE’S Conservative Parliamentary Candidate was on track for an election victory at his official campaign launch this week.

Former Member of Parliament Mark Menzies, who is standing again in this year’s General Election, met supporters at the Hand and Dagger in Salwick to begin the fight for Fylde.

He was joined by members of the farming and rural community who turned out to support Mr Menzies and provided a cavalcade of tractors to symbolically transport him back into the House of Commons on May 7th.

The candidate took the opportunity to speak to those in attendance about the Government’s achievements and what was needed to save Britain from the economic chaos of a Labour government propped up by Scottish nationalists.


Following the event, Mr Menzies added: “It was great to see so many supporters turn out to begin the Conservative’s march into Parliament in Fylde.

“We have achieved a great deal over the last five years, locally and across the UK, but it is vital that we are allowed to keep up that work to ensure Britain remains great.

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“In Fylde, I secured £2m Government funding for a new Lytham St Annes M55 Link Road and will continue to push for it to be completed as soon as possible.

“I have campaigned for a working airfield to remain at Blackpool Airport following its recent closure and will fight for commercial aviation to return.


“I successfully campaigned for Enterprise Zone sites at Blackpool Airport and in Warton, which will secure quality employment in those areas, and will continue to work with government to secure BAE Systems’ future in Fylde.

“I have fought for ironclad regulation around shale gas exploration. I recently voted in favour of a moratorium to halt the industry until questions surrounding regulation have been answered and have asked the Environment Select Committee to investigate its impact on rural communities.


“Nationally, we have cut the huge deficit left to us by the previous Labour government, looked after pensioners and got to grips with the out-of-control benefits system while supporting businesses and getting people back into work.

“But I have not just focussed on the big issues. Over the past five years I have helped thousands of individual constituents with a range of problems, which it has always been my pleasure to do.

“A vote for anyone but the Conservatives will put Ed Miliband in Downing Street, propped up by Scottish nationalists who are determined to split our country up while taking as much money and business as possible north of the border.

“Never has the choice been so clear in a General Election as it is today and I am urging people to vote Conservative.”

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