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My Week in Westminster

Fylde’s unemployment figures once again highlight how well our local economy is doing.

We have an unemployment rate of 1.8 per cent, as opposed to 3.1 per cent nationally.

I am especially pleased to see the number of young people not in work fall further still.

Fylde MP's delight at Lytham Hall funding win

Lytham Hall has been handed a £42,500 boost towards restoration of buildings and its historic parkland by the Coastal Revival Fund.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies supported the bid and spoke to ministers in support of the Hall's application.

Fylde MP's delight at £19.5m sea defence works

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has praised the progress on the £19.5 million sea defences programme in Fylde.

Work on the scheme, stretching from Fairhaven Lake to Fairlawn Road, is well progressed and on target.

Fylde MP welcomes further fall in unemployment

Fylde now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, according to official statistics.

The number of people claiming employment benefits fell year-on-year to 695 – some 1.8 per cent of the economically active population of working age.

Fylde MP backs Prime Minister ahead of leadership vote

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has backed Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a leadership vote.

And he called on his fellow MPs to concede there is no perfect 'Brexit' and that compromise is a necessity on all sides of the debate.