Mark Menzies welcomes plans for Healthy New Town in Fylde

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted a planned housing development close to the M55 motorway has been named an NHS-backed “Healthy New Town”. The 1,400 home Whyndyke Farm scheme is one of ten developments chosen by Public Health England from 114 applicants to form part of the new programme. The overall project will see the NHS help shape the way these new sites develop, so as to test creative solutions for the health and care challenges of the 21st century, including in areas such as... Read more »
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Fylde MP welcomes Prime Minister to Warton aerodrome

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies welcomed David Cameron to BAE Systems in Warton where the Prime Minister spoke to local workers about his campaign to remain in the European Union. Mr Cameron told a gathering of staff and journalists that jobs could be put at risk if Britain leaves the EU and said being part of Europe made the UK “safer and stronger”. Following the event, Mr Menzies said his decision to support Prime Minister was only taken after careful consideration of both sides of the debate. He added:... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week the Prime Minister announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday, June 23. This historic event will see British voters given the chance to decide whether or not to walk away from an institution which has had a hand in shaping our destiny for more than 40 years. David Cameron was in Brussels last weekend thrashing out a better deal for Britain within the EU. I believe the Prime Minister won some key concessions during those negotiations, including... Read more »
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Mark Menzies MP signs up to Join Dementia Research

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies attended a ground-breaking event to learn more about efforts to find a cure for dementia. The Join Dementia Research morning at Holland House Surgery in Lytham saw representatives from Lancashire Care Trust meet patients and members of the public to discuss how they could help towards the search for better treatments and the ultimate aim of putting an end to the disease. During the event, Mr Menzies had the opportunity to speak to medical researcher Dan Pulford and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Mark Worthington,... Read more »
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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I attended a Join Dementia Research event at Holland House Surgery in Lytham to discuss efforts to find better treatments for the disease. Regular readers of this column will know that dementia care is extremely close to my heart, but research to find new medication and a possible cure is just as important. Unfortunately, for far too long dementia has been dismissed as a natural part of the ageing process, when the truth is it is one of our biggest health challenges. While I was at... Read more »