Mark Menzies MP blasts Virgin Rail after passenger is wrongly accused of fraud and held by police

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has once again taken Virgin Rail to task over its discriminatory pricing policy on the West Coast Main Line - after a passenger was accused of fraud and held by police for 45 minutes, despite holding a valid ticket. Passenger Steve Morrissey booked a ticket from Lancaster to London for £93 - when the price from Preston, closer to London and on the same train, was £350. Despite the fact he had his ticket checked at Lancaster, and again between Lancaster and Preston, he... Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies with Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris, and Cllr Raymond Thomas

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I was at AFC Fylde's Mill Farm Ground to see the Coasters stamp their authority on the National League North at weekend. It is great to see a Fylde coast team doing so well, a thumping 4-1 win over Altrincham, and in such great facilities. The stadium and the infrastructure around it are improving all the time, and I note a new application for improved parking at the site has recently been lodged. With a new supermarket, petrol station, bar and restaurant, and the sports facilities, this site... Read more »

Fylde MP welcomes prospect of new aerospace jobs

Mark Menzies MP has welcomed the news new jobs may be created thanks to an agreement with Turkey. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told him he hopes new jobs will be created thanks to a deal signed between the UK and Turkey. In a Defence Topical Questions session in Parliament, Fylde MP Mark Menzies asked: "Will the Secretary of State join me in welcoming the Heads of Government agreement signed at the weekend between the UK and Turkey, securing over 400 jobs in Lancashire? "Does that not send out... Read more »

Fylde MP’s call for checks on 5p bag charge donations

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has asked the Government to ensure cash raised by carrier bag sales makes its way to good causes. The 5p charge, introduced in 2015 at all businesses with more than 250 employees, has helped reduce plastic bag usage by up to 80 per cent in some supermarkets - and the 5p levy is to be sent to charitable causes. Fylde MP Mark Menzies wrote to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to ask: "What steps her Department is taking... Read more »
Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh MBE with Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde MP’s tribute to Holocaust survivor

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said the horrors of the Holocaust must never be forgotten, after hearing survivor Arek Hersh MBE speak to his constituents. Mr Hersh was taken to his first concentration camp at the age of 11 - and lost 81 members of his family under Hitler's brutal Nazi regime. Mr Hersh told St Annes Hebrew Congregation about his ordeal, as part of a Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration. The interfaith service involved pupils from schools across the Fylde. Mr Menzies said: “To hear the testimony of Holocaust survivor... Read more »
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