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Election Manifesto hits right notes for Fylde candidate

FYLDE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies welcomed the Conservative Party Election Manifesto pledge to offer housing association tenants the right to but their homes. Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election on May 7, said the move was one highlight in a document which proved the party stood up for working families. He added: “This manifesto proves that the Conservatives are the party for people who want to see a Britain which stands up for those who want to do the right thing and help their communities and... Read more »

Fylde candidate hails inheritance tax cut

FYLDE Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies has welcomed news that the Government will remove inheritance tax on many family homes. The Prime Minster this week committed to introducing a new allowance into the tax system, which will increase the threshold to £1m per married couple. That means that only wealthy people with very large homes would pay inheritance tax on them. Responding to the news, Mr Menzies said: “People who have saved and put their hard-earned money into their home shouldn’t have to pay inheritance tax when they... Read more »

Mark Menzies backs Wrea Green over new homes bid

FYLDE’S Conservative Parliamentary Candidate has written to the national Planning Inspectorate to demand that an appeal for 49 new homes in Wrea Green is thrown out. Mark Menzies decided to take action after Story Homes submitted a plan for 100 homes on land off Willow Drive, which was turned down by councillors before the developer resubmitted an application for 49 properties. That scheme was also deemed inappropriate and Story Homes has now taken its appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election in Fylde... Read more »

Conservative candidate supports farmers at market

FYLDE’S Conservative Parliamentary Candidate spoke to local food producers about issues within our rural communities while out shopping at St Annes’ Farmers Market. Former Member of Parliament Mark Menzies, who is standing in Fylde again on May 7, said the Conservatives would continue to back farmers and our rural communities. He added: “It is always a pleasure to browse the stalls at the various markets we have in Fylde and speak to our local food producers about their work. “They more than anyone know the issues affecting our... Read more »

Mark Menzies begins canvassing in Fylde

FYLDE’S Conservative Parliamentary Candidate braved the blustery conditions for the first day of canvassing following the launch of his General Election campaign. Former Member of Parliament Mark Menzies, who is standing in Fylde again on May 7, was out knocking on doors in Staining with local Fylde borough councillor John Singleton. During the canvas, the two candidates spoke to residents about a range of national and local issues. Mr Menzies said: “It was a great first day canvassing and we met a lot of people who were supportive... Read more »
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