THIS week I attended a meeting with Hewlett Packard at the former civil service site in St Annes where staff are concerned about possible redundancies. I wanted to visit workers at the site as I have received a number of letters from people based at Moorland Road who are uncertain about their future employment. I understand that the current round of redundancies being discussed by Hewlett Packard is attached to the finalisation of certain contracts which means that unfortunately there will be a drop in numbers at... Read more »


IT has been a busy week in Parliament this week and I have spoken twice to Ministers in the House of Commons to ask for support for Fylde businesses. Firstly during Prime Minister’s Question Time I urged the Prime Minister to continue to support Typhoon exports to secure the future of BAE Systems’ Warton site, while also reminding him of the quality of the company’s Fylde-based apprentices. The PM was very generous in his praise of the young workers in his answer and promised to continue to... Read more »

Fylde MP urges Prime Minister to continue support

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has urged the Prime Minister to continue to support Typhoon exports to secure the future of BAE Systems’ Warton site. Mr Menzies used Prime Minister’s Question Time to thank David Cameron for the work he had previously done but ask for further efforts to increase aircraft sales. The Member of Parliament also took the opportunity to promote the good work by the company’s Fylde-based apprentices – who the Prime Minister had previously met during a visit to the site. Mr Menzies said in the... Read more »

Mark Menzies visits Weeton school

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies was full of praise for staff and pupils during a visit to Weeton St Michael’s Primary School. The Member of Parliament was invited to the school last week to look around the classrooms and other facilities before attending a meeting governors and senior staff. Mr Menzies said: “It is always nice to pay a visit to a school in Fylde and meet and speak to some of the staff and pupils. “Weeton St Michael’s certainly had a really nice feel about and you could... Read more »

MP hosts Dementia Friends event

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke about the importance of caring for others within your community during a Dementia Friends event he was hosting. More than 60 people gathered at the St Annes United Reformed Church Hall on St George’s Road for the session, which was aimed at giving people a better understand of what life is like for those living with dementia. Mr Menzies organised the meeting as he believes dementia is one of the biggest health issues facing the people of Fylde in the coming years... Read more »
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