Fylde MP urges ministers to work with allies to bring about peace in Middle East

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has urged ministers to encourage the UK’s allies in Saudi Arabia to help bring about peace in the Middle East. The Member of Parliament was speaking after Tobias Ellwood, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, made a statement to the House of Commons on the relationship between the UK and Saudi Arabian governments on Tuesday. In response to the statement, Mr Menzies highlighted the welcome BAE Systems has received in the kingdom, as large numbers of workers from Fylde have relocated... Read more »


It was great to get back to working in Parliament this week after a busy Christmas period at home in Fylde. One of the first sessions in the House of Commons upon returning was Tuesday’s debate on the Housing and Planning Bill. Since becoming a Member of Parliament I can think of no subject which causes greater controversy and it is important the Government does something to help those who are struggling to get onto the property ladder. However, those homes need to be built in the correct... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP: 2015 was great but more work to do in 2016

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has outlined his wish list for the local area in 2016. The Member of Parliament said he was proud of his achievements in 2015 and mentioned improvements to local infrastructure and employment among his priorities for the coming year. Mr Menzies added: “2015 was a great year. Nationally, the General Election saw the Conservatives given a mandate to continue our work in Government and locally I increased my majority in Fylde. “However, there is still much work to do and this year I want... Read more »

Fylde MP meets young apprentices at Westinghouse Springfields

Fylde MP Mark Menzies spoke to young apprentices about the work they were doing towards becoming the next generation of British engineers. The Member of Parliament was invited to the Westinghouse Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing plant to discuss future business opportunities which could protect hundreds of jobs at the site for years to come. And while he was there he was given the opportunity to meet young trainees to discuss their career choices and future ambitions. Following the visit, he said: “I was delighted to visit the apprentice training centre at... Read more »


Christmas is traditionally a time for spending with your loved ones in the warm comfort of the family home. So you can only imagine the devastation for those caught up in the floods which affected the North West so badly over the weekend, causing heartbreaking damage to homes and property. When the rainfall expected for an entire month falls in a single day it is almost impossible to defend against but the authorities have done a tremendous job of protecting people as far as possible in the... Read more »