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Fylde MP welcomes jobs boost after Typhoon contract signed

Fylde MP Mark Menzies today welcomed a £2.1bn Typhoon maintenance contract which will protect hundreds of jobs at BAE Systems’ Warton site for years to come. The deal was recently announced at the Farnborough International Air Show (FIAS) when Minister for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne MP, signed off on the landmark 10-year support arrangement for the RAF’s Typhoon jets. The new Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise (TyTAN) agreement aims to deliver more than a third on savings on current support and maintenance costs, and could see more than... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP hands Fylde library closure petition to Culture Secretary

Mark Menzies MP has sent a petition of 6,725 signatures to Government, protesting against the closure of libraries in Fylde. The document was signed by people from across the Lytham, Ansdell and Freckleton areas and has already been issued to Lancashire County Council as part of the consultation process into the authority’s proposals. But Mr Menzies thought it important Government knows the strength of feeling in Fylde and has now sent the thick document to the Culture Secretary, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP. He said: “I believe... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week there has been a good deal of focus on the future of trade, when Britain leaves the European Union. If we are to make Brexit a success then we need to ensure, not only that we have an effective strategy for leaving the EU, but that we simultaneously look to improve our share of global trade. It is vitally important that, in order to for many of our key local businesses to survive and flourish in the long-term, the Government must negotiate good terms of... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP: Let’s seize chance to boost international trade

After David Cameron presented his renegotiation settlement with the European Council to Parliament in February, my instinctive reaction was to turn up my nose and head for the exit. The piffling concessions that the European Union presented to the UK, though faced with the prospect of losing the third largest contributor to its budget, confirmed my view that the EU could not be reformed. My heart and a good deal of my head told me to back the Leave camp, to rid ourselves of the shackles... Read more »
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MP given tour of new Fylde bus fleet

Mark Menzies MP said he was delighted to see a fleet of new state-of-the art buses set to hit Fylde's streets. Blackpool Transport hopes to replace its entire 140-bus service by 2020 and the Member of Parliament was last week given a tour of the first double-deckers off the assembly line. The new Enviro400 City buses are next-generation, low-emission vehicles which feature wood-effect flooring, leather seats, audio visual stop announcements, mobile phone charging points and free wifi throughout. And Mr Menzies said the £18m investment by the company showed Blackpool Transport believed in providing a better... Read more »