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 »
Cllr Peter Anthony, Robin Osterley and Mark Menzies MP

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met with Robin Osterley, the Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, in Lytham, as part of my ongoing campaign to stop the proliferation of charity shops on Britain’s high streets. I was joined by Councillor Peter Anthony, who understands the significance of this issue, having run a shop in the centre of the town for several years. Mr Osterley and I agree on the value of charity shops, which each raise thousands of pounds a year for good causes and provide an important... Read more »

Fylde MP asks Secretary of State for assurances on shale gas regulations

Fylde MP Mark Menzies asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what powers the Environment Agency has to close down shale gas wells that are in breach of environmental regulations. The Member of Parliament has consistently argued that companies drilling for shale gas should be subject to stringent restrictions. He raised the issue as a matter of urgency with the Secretary of State during Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Questions in Parliament. Mr Menzies said: “The Secretary of State will be aware that consent has been given... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP urges Secretary of State to dismiss Fylde shale gas site

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has said plans for a proposed shale gas site at Roseacre Wood should be thrown out following a public inquiry into the scheme. This week the Planning Inspectorate released its findings following an appeal by Cuadrilla Resources after Lancashire County Council dismissed the company’s application for two exploration sites at Roseacre and at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton. The Secretary of State then followed advice from the inspector and gave the go-ahead to the application for Little Plumpton, while delaying a decision on... Read more »