Fylde MP pays tribute to emergency services following Westminster attack

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has paid tribute to emergency service workers, and those killed and injured in the attack on Westminster last week. Mr Menzies was among hundreds of MPs making their way into the House of Commons to vote when the attacker struck. He said: "It was a dreadful day in Westminster with the attack that left PC Keith Palmer and three innocent people dead. "I was heading into the Chamber to vote when it happened. It was obvious something was going on but we initially thought... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

In Parliament this week, I intervened in a debate to highlight some of the excellent work that goes on at Kirkham Prison to help rehabilitate prisoners. I encouraged the Secretary of State to look at the initiatives that goes on both inside the prison and with people who have recently been released. I spoke about the work of Jobs, Friends and Houses, with whom I recently met. I like their no-nonsense approach to help; those involved have to want to be helped, have to be clean of... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP rejects bid for second Scottish referendum

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has rejected the idea of a new referendum on Scottish independence. Scottish-born Mr Menzies said the SNP should focus on public services and job creation in Scotland, rather than fighting for a second vote. He said: "Scotland has just had a referendum and people voted by a clear majority to remain a part of the union. "The SNP said it was a once-in-a-generation vote, yet just two years later they are demanding another one. "They instead should focus on improving public services and job creation in... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies congratulates Woman of the Year Margaret West

A dedicated volunteer who has spent 25 years improving the lives of hundreds of people has been named Fylde Woman of the Year. Margaret West was handed the trophy at a luncheon held at the Clifton Arms Hotel. The event, staged by Fylde MP Mark Menzies and the Lytham St Annes Express, celebrated the often unheralded work carried out in Fylde. Mr Menzies said to the gathered guests: "The judges told me that this year, they genuinely struggled to narrow down the field, before they had an even... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

There have been two big issues in Parliament this week. The first saw Parliament empower the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 which will see us leave the European Union. This will ensure the will of the British people following the referendum last year. But this has been the easy part of the process. Now the difficult part begins as we ensure the needs of British people are at the forefront of negotiations that will last several years. We also heard about the bid for a second independence referendum for... Read more »
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