I started this week by introducing three Fylde apprentices to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, during an event at BAE Systems in Warton on Thursday. The Prime Minister was in Fylde to launch a new Degree Apprenticeships scheme while BAE Systems announced plans for a new training academy at the Enterprise Zone in Salmesbury. It was fantastic to be able to introduce David Cameron to the highly skilled young people from Danbro accountants in Lytham, Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels at Springfields and Submarine Manufacturing & Products – SMP... Read more »
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Fylde MP welcomes Prime Minister to BAE Warton

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies praised Fylde’s apprentices after introducing three talented young people to Prime Minister David Cameron. The PM was visiting BAE Systems in Warton to launch a new Degree Apprenticeships scheme while the defence giant announced plans for a new training academy. During the event, Mr Cameron met apprentices from across the North West and was given a tour of the Eurofighter Typhoon production line. Mr Menzies hosted trainee workers Wilfred Rhodes from Danbro accountants in Lytham, Jack McGuiness of Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels at Springfields and... Read more »

Mark Menzies MP in Blackpool Airport meeting

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies questioned Blackpool Airport bosses over the future of the site during a meeting at the Squires Gate airfield. Mr Menzies and local councillors met with senior Balfour Beatty executives to discuss the next steps towards economic security for the business. The Member of Parliament said it was important the airport was put back on a solid financial footing if commercial aviation is to return to the site. He added: “I organised this meeting as I wanted the opportunity to sit down with the owners... Read more »

Engineers of the future praised by MP

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies praised the work of budding engineers during the Lytham Rotary Club Technology Tournament. This year’s event saw 43 teams from schools and colleges across the Fylde coast take part in the challenge, which involved building a battery powered vehicle that was then able to complete a set task. Mr Menzies spoke to a number of youngsters and highlighted the importance of engineering careers to the UK’s future during a speech before the final awards ceremony. The Member of Parliament added: “I spoke to one... Read more »

Fylde MP in fight against post office relocation

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has backed a Lytham postmaster after it emerged his store was under threat. Mark Bamforth, owner of Bamforth’s convenience store and post office on Warton Street, recently found out that his branch was under threat as part of a review by Post Office LTD. He this week received a letter telling him that the company would be contacting other local retailers to gauge interest in running the post office in the future. On Monday, Mr Menzies visited Mark at his shop and told him... Read more »