Mark Menzies MP supports disability discrimination training for taxi drivers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has backed a move for taxi drivers across the UK to receive standardised disability discrimination training. The call, from cabinet office shadow minister Andrew Gwynne, comes after a number of high profile cases where taxi drivers have refused to pick up a blind customer because they had a guide dog with them. In one instance, a blind passenger reported her dog being locked in the closed boot of a taxi. Now, moves are afoot to standardise training for taxi drivers across the country. Mr Gwynne... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week in Parliament I spoke to ministers about the need to support BAE Systems' export campaign for its Typhoon and Hawk aircraft. Ministers assured me they will do everything they can in a highly-competitive marketplace to support the jobs in Warton and Lancashire on these production lines. It is vital we do all we can to help extend the production life of Typhoon, one of Fylde's most prestigious exports, and the support industry that the aircraft requires afterwards. I also attended a mouth cancer event in Parliament,... Read more »
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes pubs’ £30m contribution to the economy

Fylde's pubs contribute almost £30m per year to the economy - and help employ almost 1,500 people. The figures were revealed in a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association. The borough has 53 pubs and one brewery - Lytham Brewery, now based in St Annes. Fylde MP Mark Menzies, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, attended an event in the House of Commons where the new figures showing the impact were unveiled by the BBPA. The study was carried out by leading independent... Read more »

MP Mark Menzies extends landmark’s display of support for pancreatic cancer

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is delighted Lytham Windmill will shine purple for a whole week to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Thursday (November 1) marks world pancreatic cancer day 2016, and to show Fylde’s support, the windmill on Lytham Green will be bathed in a purple glow for not one - but seven - nights. Mr Menzies asked for the week-long show of support after being contacted by constituent and fund-raiser Jerry Coughlan from Ansdell, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in January this year. Buildings across the country will... Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies, right, marked Remembrance Day by attending a service with some of Weeton's 2 Lancs Company, currently serving with the UN peacekeeping force on the demilitarised green line in Cyprus.

MP marks Remembrance Day with Lancashire soldiers in Cyprus

Fylde MP Mark Menzies marked Remembrance Day by attending a service with some of Weeton's 2 Lancs Company, currently serving with the UN peacekeeping force on the demilitarised green line in Cyprus. Mr Menzies was invited to attend the service, held at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at Waynes Keep Military Cemetery in Nicosia. He said: "We held a remembrance service hosted by the British High Commission and led by the UN Peacekeeping force on the island. "Among those... Read more »