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Mark Menzies vows to fight on for Lytham post office

Fylde MP Mark Menzies  has vowed to continue his battle to retain Warton Street Post Office after the sitting postmaster tendered his resignation. Mark Bamforth this week handed in his notice to Post Office LTD due to ill health and Mr Menzies has sent his best wishes for Mark's future. The MP recently secured a commitment from the Post Office that the popular branch would not be closed and has now written to the company to ensure that situation will not change. Mr Menzies added: "I am very... Read more »
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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

As I write this Lytham Festival is in full swing and people have already told me how much they have enjoyed a number of the acts who have already performed across the town. Over the years I have seen local promoters Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor build this event from small beginnings to the ambitious week-long festival of music, comedy, literature and film which is taking place this year. I understand that the festival is predicted to bring £2m into Fylde’s economy over the week and that... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I have received a number of emails concerning planning appeals over proposals for two shale gas sites in Fylde, and associated monitoring stations.
The applications for these sites were recently turned down by elected members on Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee, following a thorough process where councillors heard evidence from all sides of the debate. My position on this has been clear from the outset and that is that as someone who is a strong supporter of localism I believe the council’s decision... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP in cancer treatment support

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been told that women with ovarian cancer face a “postcode lottery” over treatment. During a Parliamentary reception hosted by the Target Ovarian Cancer charity, the Member of Parliament heard how new a new report showed that women across the country do not receive the same treatment options when diagnosed with the disease. And Mr Menzies said he was committed to making sure all women can access the help and support they need, no matter where they live in the UK. He added: “It... Read more »
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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I had the pleasure of joining staff and pupils from Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary at an assembly to hand out school prizes to the children. During the celebratory worship the certificates were also presented to the finalists from the school’s recent Wesham’s Got Talent competition and we were treated to a performance of the winning act, a very impressive Taekwondo display by sisters Emily and Jessica Mercer-Taylor. Following the service I spent an hour talking to the school council about my role as an MP and... Read more »
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