The Queen's Speech debate has still been the main order of business in Westminster, with the Government pressing forward its aims for the new Parliament. Brexit makes up eight of the 27 bills, notably its impact on areas such as farming and fishing, as well as immigration and trade. I was delighted to hear Theresa May's stance on EU nationals in the Brexit talks. I spoke earlier this year to staff at Fylde Fresh and Fabulous to reassure them that... Read more »


This is my first column following my return as the Member of Parliament for Fylde - may I take this brief opportunity to thank once again my fellow residents for their support. It was humbling to receive almost 60 per cent of the vote. Like many of you, I was deeply shocked to see the images of the Grenfell tower block ablaze and the devastating consequences of the aftermath. Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies has objected to plans which could see this area developed into 550 homes and retail units. Pic: GOOGLE

Fylde MP objects to new 550-home scheme

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has objected to a new 550-home scheme in St Annes. Mr Menzies has sent his official letter of objection to Fylde Council about the scheme, which would border on Silverdale Road and North Houses Lane. A copy of his letter has been sent to all of the neighbouring homes. He said: "This bid for 550 homes is simply not sustainable. "The area is designated as a potential nature reserve in the recently-adopted St Annes Neighbourhood Plan. "Fylde's Local Plan earmarks 2,300 homes for Lytham and St... Read more »

MP Mark Menzies thanks constituents

Mark Menzies has thanked constituents for returning him as Fylde MP. He said: “I’m delighted to be able to continue the past seven years’ work. “Just because we have had an election does not mean it is all change. “As pledged, I will be continuing to ensure we get the Moss Road delivered, with the project closer than ever. “I want to continue helping improve the Fylde economy and I... Read more »
Mark Menzies with Veli Kirk

Mark Menzies supporting small businesses in Fylde

As part of the 2017 General Election campaign, Fylde Conservative candidate Mark Menzies visited several small business owners. Veli Kirk, owner of the award-winning Anatolia restaurant in the town, said he backed Mark and feared increasing bills under a Labour Government.# Mark said: "It was great to meet Veli once again and I was able to reassure him that under a Conservative Government, businesses will be allowed to flourish and expand. "I know Veli is about to open his new restaurant, employing more staff and attracting more people... Read more »