Fylde MP Mark Menzies with  Paul Rigby outside Freckleton Library

Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes Government investigation into Lancashire libraries closure

The Government has launched an investigation into Lancashire County Council's decision to close libraries. Following complaints from MPs and members of the public, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has written to Lancashire County Council leader Jennifer Mein to state the Secretary of State is minded to hold an inquiry. The authority has until June 9 to make representations to the Government. Fylde MP Mark Menzies, who has campaigned against the closures, said: "From day one it was clear Labour-controlled Lancashire County Council was playing politics with library... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met with BAE Systems to hear the latest on sales of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The production line is still in full swing at present, but more orders will be needed to sustain it in future. I was pleased to hear about the number of negotiations going on around the world with countries keen to own the best dual role aircraft in the world. Talks are ongoing with several countries across the world. And I was assured that French media reports stating that Malasia has opted to... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Last week was a dreadful one in Westminster with the attack that left the policeman and three innocent people dead. All of us in Parliament owe a very great deal to the police and the emergency service who responded with such courage. We also have to remember the many people who suffered life-changing injuries in the terrible incident. I wish all those injured the very best in their recoveries. This week, Article 50 has been triggered, as promised by the Prime Minister, following the referendum on membership of... Read more »
Springfields

Mark Menzies MP allays fears over Westinghouse

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has calmed fears for the future of Westinghouse after the firm's American business filed for bankruptcy. The move is part of a restructuring of the US company as a result of certain financial and construction challenges in its US AP1000® power plant projects. Business will continue as usual, and the move does not affect the European, Asian and Middle Eastern aspects of the business. Mr Menzies, whose constituency of Fylde includes Westinghouse's Springfields site, said: “I believe that Westinghouse’s operations in Europe are not... Read more »
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MP Mark Menzies urges Fylde folk to take bowel cancer screening test

MP Mark Menzies has pledged to help charity raise awareness of screening in Fylde during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. Mr Menzies is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives, as part of the awareness campaign. More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK; it is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, the condition is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.
 I would urge my constituents... Read more »
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