Mark Menzies

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 »

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 »