Mark Menzies’ response to shale gas site “call-in” decision

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today issued a response to media questions over the decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to "call-in" the final decision over planning appeals for shale gas exploration sites at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, and Roseacre Wood.

Below is the statement in full:

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “The fact that this major planning application has... Read more »


Fylde MP secures commitment over nuclear fuel support

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has secured a commitment from the Chancellor of the Exchequer for continuing Government support for Fylde’s nuclear fuel industry. The Member of Parliament spoke to the Rt Hon George Osborne in the House of Commons following Wednesday’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcement. During the session, Mr Menzies thanked the Chancellor for supporting the north of England and added: “My constituency is the powerhouse of the northern economy because we manufacture the nuclear fuel that fuels almost every reactor in the UK. “Will the Chancellor do... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP attends Fylde Sharks’ charity fundraiser

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted to be able to join a local swimming club for a charity fundraising fair. The Member of Parliament attended the Fylde Sharks event to raise essential funds for the club, which runs swimming classes for children with disabilities. The fair saw supporters gather at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall in Lytham and dig deep to spend money at stalls and help raise money. Mr Menzies said: “It was lovely to see the amount of people who had turned up to help... Read more »

MP welcomes Autumn Statement support for pensioners and police

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has welcomed support for pensioners and the police in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement. The Member of Parliament was speaking after the Rt Hon George Osborne MP announced his spending plans to the House of Commons. One of the highlights of the speech saw the Chancellor announce a rise in the basic state pension by £3.35 a week to £119.30, the largest increase in 15 years. That means pensioners are now £1,125 a year better off than they were in 2010. Mr... Read more »


I congratulated the Prime Minister in the House of Commons this week after he pledged a £178bn investment in our national defences as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Over the next decade we will create two new strike brigades, forces of up to 5,000 personnel each, fully equipped to deploy rapidly and sustain themselves in the field as part of the review. We will also invest in nine maritime patrol aircraft to protect our nuclear deterrent, hunt down hostile submarines and enhance our... Read more »