MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I start this week’s column by expressing my total dismay at the barbaric deaths of twenty-one Egyptian Christians by Islamic State in Libya, and the horrendous attack in Copenhagen that left two people dead and five police injured at a free speech debate and a synagogue. My thoughts are with both their loved ones and all those injured at this tragic time. These attacks are a further reminder of the challenges we face in tackling extremism at home and abroad, and how crucial it is... Read more »
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MP: Bowel cancer support must be high on agenda

Fylde MP Mark Menzies attended a Westminster reception hosted by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to support better outcomes for bowel cancer patients. At the event, Mr Menzies was joined by other Members of Parliament, bowel cancer patients, and health professionals to hear about the charity’s plans to deliver significant improvements in bowel cancer survival rates in the UK, with the aim of saving 4000 lives during the next five years. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but this doesn’t have to be the... Read more »

Fylde MP welcomes new education figures

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the news that more students in Fylde are studying the core academic subjects which will help them to get the best start in life. The new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is awarded when students achieve A* to C in five core GCSE subjects including English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages – the courses that universities and employers value the most. New figures show that the EBacc is encouraging more young people in our area to study the core academic subjects. Since 2010... Read more »
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MP: Positive advances in battle against cancer

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people are at risk from being diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. Mr Menzies attended a parliamentary event this month, held by Cancer Research UK, to mark World Cancer Day and lent his support to their Cross Cancer Out campaign. At the event Mr Menzies was pleased to meet with Cancer Research UK ambassador Clive Barley,... Read more »
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Fylde MP backs online safety campaign

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is lending his support to the NSPCC’s new ‘Share Aware’ campaign which aims to get families talking about socialising safely online. The NSPCC has created a new online guide to help inform parents about the risks of different social networking sites used by children. This comes after an NSPCC survey revealed that three quarters of parents surveyed found inappropriate content within half an hour of logging onto a number of social networking sites. An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Read more »
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