MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Westminster was abuzz with speculation as we returned after the Easter break, the Prime Minister announcing a press conference at 11.15am on Tuesday.

The decision to call an election for June 8 is the right thing for us to do to make sure Britain has the best bargaining position with the European Union.

An election now will mean we can secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to get us through the Brexit negotiations.

It will give the Prime Minister the mandate she needs to get the best deal for the British people.

Every vote will strengthen her position at the negotiating table.

It is the only way we can have a successful Brexit, bearing in mind all of the other political parties are in-fighting over our decision to leave the European Union.

Whether a Brexiteer or a Remainer, Article 50 has been triggered and we must be committed and united in our support for the Prime Minister. I was delighted to see the 500th Eurofighter Typhoon delivered this week.

The aircraft was handed over to the Italian air force to further bolster its defensive capabilities.

This week will also see the first Typhoon and Hawk aircraft delivered to Oman, as part of a deal which will see the country take 12 Fylde-built and world-leading aircraft.

Our engineers at Warton are truly world class and their constant work to improve the Eurofighter shows it remains the best option for air forces around the world.

Work goes on to secure more orders from across the globe and any deal will help sustain jobs in Warton.

All eyes will be on Boston on Saturday come 3pm, to see if AFC Fylde can grab the win that will see them promoted to the National League.

Following their terrific season in the Vanarama National League North, and following the unveiling of their new stadium, it would be more than fitting to see this excellent community-spirited team progress to the fifth tier of English football.

If Kidderminster Harriers slip up, the title is Fylde’s no matter what.

Even a draw would ensure the Coasters go up, unless they lose an 11-goal cushion in the last match.

There will certainly be a party at the Wesham ground come April 29, when Fylde play their last game of the season on home soil against Worcester. I’m sure people the length and breadth of Fylde wish the team every success.

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