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 »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

On Sunday I appeared on the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme to discuss some of the important issues affecting the North West. Chief amongst them was the impact that leaving the EU could have upon the UK’s car industry, which is particularly concerning for Vauxhall employees, manufacturing cars at Ellesmere Port. The announcement that Nissan has committed to manufacturing two of its models – the Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV – at its Sunderland plant, which employs over 7,000 people, is extremely welcome news. The government should be commended... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I visited an excellent local facility that provides rehabilitative care to people living with enduring mental health problems. I was extremely impressed by the hard work and dedication of the healthcare professionals who work there, providing 24 hour residential care, supporting people with complex conditions into living gradually more independent lives. One of the most important measures introduced by the last coalition government was to write into law that mental health must be given equal priority to the treatment of physical health conditions. Current estimates show... Read more »
MarkMenzies Flu Jab

MP reminds all those at risk of seasonal flu in Fylde to get their flu vaccination this winter

Mark Menzies MP has attended Westminster Flu Day, a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of Commons, to encourage local residents to get this season’s flu vaccine in line with Government recommendations. Parliamentarians who would not be eligible for a free seasonal flu vaccine on the NHS made a £10 donation to the Carers Trust. £10 is equivalent to the cost of a private vaccination. 51% of at-risk people and 27% of people over the age of 65 in the Fylde area were not vaccinated against... Read more »
Jake Morrison, Mark Menzies MP and Mark King.

Mark Menzies MP Joins Campaign To Save Lives

Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action. As part of European Restart a Heart Day Mark Menzies MP visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to show support. The Oliver King Foundation setup following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King from a sudden cardiac arrest, which kills 12 young people every single week. Oliver was winning a swimming race at school. In 2012 footballer Fabrice Muamba... Read more »