Mark Menzies backs Springfields nuclear fuels workers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies spoke during the Nuclear Safeguard Bill debate which will help protect the British nuclear industry throughout the Brexit process. Mr Menzies spoke in support of the 1,200 nuclear fuel workers at Springfields in Fylde, as well as the wider industry. He said the Bill must ensure the nuclear industry is able to trade from the 'first post-Brexit moment'. In the House of Commons, he said: "This Nuclear Safeguard Bill is of real importance to the 1,200 people who work at Springfields nuclear fuels in... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

This week I met up with BAE bosses and union leaders to discuss the potential job losses following a fall in order numbers for Eurofighter Typhoon. I met Chris Boardman, managing director of Military Air and Information at Warton, before meeting union reps at Warton, and later those from Brough in Westminster, to discuss the order book and where the Government can help win more work for our highly-skilled workforce. Read more »
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 »