Fylde MP hails new pensioner bond scheme

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed the launch of a new National Savings and Investments (NS&I) Bond for pensioners. The new bonds, for people aged 65 and over, will offer market-leading rates and support people who rely on their savings in retirement. And Mr Menzies said it was good to see savers receive a welcome boost after a difficult period of low interest rates. He added: “This is great news for pensioners in Fylde. It’s time savers were rewarded and these bonds do that by giving older savers... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP quizzes Minister over BAE exports

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has pressed the Defence Minister in the House of Commons over Government support for the sale of BAE Systems’ Hawk aircraft. Hawk, the aircraft famously flown by the Red Arrows, are now constructed at BAE Systems’ site in Warton after the assembly line was relocated from Brough in Yorkshire following a company restructure. The Member of Parliament raised the issue during Defence Questions in the House of Commons and started by thanking Armed Forces Minister, Mark Francois MP, for his recent visit to... Read more »


THIS week, I like most people have been watching the shocking news coverage of events in Paris. As these attacks show, countries which stand for the values of democracy, freedom of expression and tolerance face a very real threat. When security agencies tell us that the threat is now more severe than at any time before or since 9/11, we should take notice. I know the Prime Minister met security and intelligence chiefs this week to make sure we are as well prepared as we can be... Read more »

Fylde MP attends Ormerod performance

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies was treated to a show which was out of this world when he attended the Ormerod Drama Production, Date-a-Planet, this week. The performance took place at Rothwell Hall, Thames Road, South Shore, Blackpool, on Friday and featured Ormerod clients taking on the roles of the planets in our solar system, in the unusual surroundings of a TV dating show. The production looked at the characteristics of each planet to see which might be compatible if they were looking for love. After the performance, Mr... Read more »

MP hands out Prince’s Trust awards

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke of his admiration for the achievements of a group of young people as he presented their certificates for completing the Kirkham Prince’s Trust scheme. The Member of Parliament was asked to hand out the awards during a moving ceremony at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green on Friday. During the event he spoke to the group – aged between 16 and 25 – about the challenges they had undertaken and overcome during the 12-week Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service course and how it... Read more »
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