MP’s export event hailed a success

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has hosted an event aimed at getting local businesses exporting. The meeting was held in conjunction with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and took place at BAE Systems’ Warton aerodrome with around 30 local businesses sending representatives to attend. Various speakers covered a wealth of topics to encourage small and medium companies to take the plunge into the potentially lucrative export markets. Mr Menzies said: “I know there are many businesses here in Fylde which would perform incredibly well should they take their goods... Read more »

Mark Menzies meets top apprentices at BAE Systems

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies praised a group of apprentices during a meeting at BAE Systems’ Warton aerodrome. The event on Friday came ahead of Apprenticeship Week - which runs from March 3 to March 7 - and saw the Member of Parliament speak to the young workers about the opportunities top quality on-the-job training can provide. It comes as the latest figures were released showing new apprentices in Fylde gave local businesses a boost of £1.7m last year. Mr Menzies said: “It was a pleasure to meet such... Read more »


THIS week I have had rather an unusual experience in Parliament after agreeing to have a journalist shadow me for a couple of days while I was carrying out my duties as MP for Fylde. The reporter in question, David Sharman, covers the Fylde area for the Blackpool Gazette and also writes for the Lytham St Annes Express and he came down to cover various events and meetings I was due to attend. During his time with me we attended a meeting at 10 Downing Street and... Read more »

MP gifts books to local library

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies paid a visit to his local library to pass on new books ahead of World Book Day. The Member of Parliament stopped in at the Carnegie Library on Clifton Drive, St Annes, where he was given a tour by manager Glenn Pollock before handing over the books, which he received at a recent Parliamentary reception aimed at encouraging youngsters to read. Mr Menzies even signed up for a new library card while visiting the popular branch. He said: “Libraries are fantastic places which offer... Read more »

MP meets Flood Minister over Fylde concerns

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has met Flooding Minister Dan Rogerson in Parliament to discuss issues with waterlogged fields locally. Mr Menzies asked for the meeting after the Environment Agency failed to secure funding for a two-year East Lytham project to clear waterways and alleviate the pressure on the surrounding agricultural land. The Member of Parliament has hosted several events with the agency and local farmers in recent months and has promised to do all he can to get the matter resolved. Last week, he visited the bridge at... Read more »
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