THIS week I had the pleasure of joining staff and pupils from Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary at an assembly to hand out school prizes to the children. During the celebratory worship the certificates were also presented to the finalists from the school’s recent Wesham’s Got Talent competition and we were treated to a performance of the winning act, a very impressive Taekwondo display by sisters Emily and Jessica Mercer-Taylor. Following the service I spent an hour talking to the school council about my role as an MP and... Read more »


May’s election results prove that people trust this Government as one which protects the interests of working people. With that in mind this week’s Budget is designed to reward work over welfare and allow people to keep more of the money they earn, delivering on our manifesto commitments to provide economic security. With the deficit down by more than half since 2010, we must keep working to rebalance the economy, and ensure, for the first time in 15 years, our income is more than we spend. This... Read more »

Mark Menzies backs research into heart disease

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said UK medical research is vital in the continued fight against heart disease. The Member of Parliament recently joined British Heart Foundation (BHF) scientists and patients at a reception in the House of Commons, to hear how research is helping to save or improve the lives of millions of people. Mr Menzies was given information about the latest research projects and the hope they offer to people with heart conditions and why Government support is vital. He said: “Heart disease is a devastating condition... Read more »
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Fylde MP welcomes Chancellor to BAE Warton

REBUILDING Britain was the theme when Mark Menzies MP welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer to BAE Systems in Warton. Less than 24 hours after his historic budget, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP paid a visit to the defence company’s Fylde base and was given the opportunity to construct a section of a Typhoon fighter jet during a tour of the assembly line. And Mr Menzies said it was testament to the work done at BAE Systems that the Chancellor had wanted to visit Fylde to... Read more »


This week has been dominated by the horrific news coming out of Tunisia, as the death toll of British victims continues to rise following the shocking attack on holidaymakers in Sousse. The deplorable aggression directed at innocent people who were simply enjoying their holiday is deeply saddening. My thoughts are with the families of the victims at this difficult time and particularly that of Denis and Elaine Thwaites, the Fylde coast couple killed in the incident. The current priority is helping Britons who remain in Tunisia whilst... Read more »