MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS week I was delighted to be able to host a Parliamentary reception for staff from BAE systems. As many people will know, the company is Fylde’s biggest employer with more than 6,000 people working at its site in Warton. I’m extremely proud of the work that goes on there and often tell people I meet that the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk aircraft are built in Fylde. I was delighted to be able to welcome the Prime Minister to Warton in March and show him some of the... Read more »
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Mark Menzies welcomes Lytham station improvements

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted to hear about plans to improve Lytham Railway Station in time for the forthcoming Lytham Festival. The Member of Parliament paid a visit to the platform to learn more after a group of local businesspeople joined forces to raise the money to carry out the work. The plans will see the concourse rejuvenated with new planters and signage brought in to improve the first impression for thousands of visitors to Lytham. The group will work with Fylde Borough Council and... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I have been involved in a number of meetings with constituents about a range of different issues which affect their daily lives. Whilst many people see the work MPs do in Parliament on television and in the newspapers, it is actually the constituency casework which takes up the majority of our working lives. This week I have met with a group of residents from Wrea Green who have concerns over a forthcoming planning appeal in the village, a business owner in St Annes who is... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

THIS weekend I was delighted to be invited to the Ormerod Group’s annual football tournament for people with disabilities, held at Seafield Road YMCA in Lytham. Teams had travelled to Fylde from around the country to take part in the Ormerod Cup and it was an excellent tournament, eventually won by Everton FC – Imagine Your Goals. It was a pleasure to be asked to hand out the trophies alongside Blackpool FC legend Jimmy Armfield to all those teams which had taken part. Earlier in the week I... Read more »
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Fylde MP backs funding for Typhoon upgrade

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today welcomed news that the Ministry of Defence has committed £1.7m funding to research the next generation of weapons system for Eurofighter Typhoon. The aim of the common weapon launcher project is to ensure the Warton-built Typhoon continues to deliver world-leading capability for the British armed forces. The improvements will also mean Typhoon continues to outshine competitors on the market, meaning greater numbers of export sales. Mr Menzies said: “This funding is great news for staff at BAE Systems in Warton as it shows... Read more »
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