This week I was delighted to host the annual Air Power Association Dinner in Parliament. The association is the organisation which looks after the interests of the aerospace industry and it was a pleasure to see so many constituents at the dinner from BAE Systems in Warton. The industry is obviously one on which a lot of people in Fylde depend for their livelihoods and it was extremely interesting to hear views from many influential people within the business on where it is heading in the future. I... Read more »

Mark Menzies urges Government to back coastal tourism

MP Mark Menzies has urged the Government to continue to support Britain’s coastal resorts after a successful summer season on the Fylde coast. The Member of Parliament raised the issue in the House of Commons during Culture, Media and Sport Questions last week. Mr Menzies said: “Hoteliers on the Fylde coast have told me they have had one of the best tourist seasons in well over a decade. “What steps is the Minister taking to ensure the great British coastal resorts such as those in Fylde have a... Read more »

MP supports flu vaccine programme

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has urged people to take advantage of the offer of a flu vaccine after attending a clinic in the House of Commons. During the Westminster Flu Day, Mr Menzies received his inoculation and was given information about the take-up of the life-saving vaccination in Fylde. Following the event, Mr Menzies said “The consequences of having flu for certain groups of people - such as those with a medical condition, pregnant women, children and people over the age of 65 - can be serious.... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies visits Lytham businesses

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies visited traders in Lytham on a busy Small Business Saturday this weekend. The 2nd annual event, aimed at encouraging people to shop in local stores, has been widely supported by consumers in the UK and Mr Menzies popped in to the town after visiting shops in St Annes last year. Mr Menzies went to a number of shops on Lytham high street, including Room, Charles Stuart Menswear and Number 4 The Salon. He spoke to staff and customers about the importance of local traders... Read more »


This week I was delighted to welcome Government Minister Grant Shapps to Fylde to announce a new £41m bypass to relieve pressure on the A585 at Singleton. Problems with traffic building up on this road have been ongoing for decades and a new road has been on the agenda for just as long, but funding problems have meant the road was never built. After such a long battle I am pleased the Government has now committed to the new bypass. However, I am aware this may not... Read more »
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