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 »
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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 »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

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 »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week has been extremely busy in Parliament as MPs and Ministers try to get last minute business wrapped up ahead of the Christmas break. One of my most important meetings was with the Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP, to discuss progress on the new M55 Lytham St Annes Link Road. Since the current “moss road” was closed almost three years ago due to safety issues, the surrounding road network has struggled to cope with the amount of extra diverted traffic. Following the closure, I supported Lancashire Enterprise... Read more »

Fylde MP calls for action after county council Ofsted report

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has demanded action from Lancashire County Council after an Ofsted inspection found its services to protect vulnerable children were ‘inadequate’. The Member of Parliament has written to county hall to ask for answers after the damning review of the department from the education regulator was announced today. Ofsted carried out an inspection of the local authority in September and October, interviewing staff and service users made up of children in need of help and protection, looked-after children and care leavers. The last inspection of... Read more »