Mark Menzies MP

MP calls for bus service rethink

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called for rail bosses to rethink bus replacement service times in Fylde over fears passengrs will miss train connections. Mr Menzies has written to Northern Rail after the firm published a bus replacement service timetable which gave services just 20 minutes totravelfrom Poulton to Kirkham, and 25 from Kirkham to Preston. He said: "I am concerned that these timings are so tight; Poulton to Kirkham is around 18 minutes in light traffic, and Kirkham to Preston is 22 minutes in light traffic. "To... Read more »
Mark Menzies MP in Prime Minister's Question Time, asking the Prime Minister about support for BAE workers

Mark Menzies MP asks Prime Minister for support for BAE workers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies took the fight to sustain jobs at BAE’s Warton plant straight to the top – and called in Parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May to back Fylde's highly-skilled aerospace workers.Mr Menzies made the call during Prime Minister’s Question Time, the day after BAE bosses revealed several hundred jobs could be at risk in Warton following a decision to slow production on the Eurofighter Typhoon final assembly line. He met ministers before calling on Theresa May to ensure the Government backs the Warton... Read more »
Fylde MP Mark Menzies with Secretary of State for Defence Harriett Baldwin at BAE Systems on a previous visit to the site

Fylde MP calls for Government support for BAE workers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has pledged the Government will do all it can to help BAE workers after it became clear the firm is set to announce job losses in the next few days. The losses are related to the slowdown in orders for the Eurofighter Typhoon, which has its final assembly plant at Warton in Fylde. Mr Menzies said: "I know this will be a deeply unsettling time for the workers at BAE and I am hoping the company is working to... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomes increasing nurse numbers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has backed a new apprenticeship route into nursing - which will significantly increase the amount of nurse training. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the historic 25 per cent increase in nurse training at the Conservative Party conference. The NHS will need to cope with a million more over 75s over the next decade, along with a major expansion in mental health provision, which will need an increase in the number of qualified nurses. Mr Menzies said: "We have more people living longer than ever... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP welcomes £9 billion boost to affordable homes

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed the Government's pledge to put more than £9 billion into homes which will be put on the market at affordable rent levels. He spoke after the Prime Minister revealed an extra £2 billion would be put into the Government's affordable housing budget. Mr Menzies said: "This builds on the £10 billion extension tothe Right to Buy scheme which I have seen working in my constituency, helping people onto the housing ladder and helping builders to develop much-neded new homes. "The Government is... Read more »