Mark Menzies highlights M55 link road - and invites PM to Fylde for a haircut

Fylde MP Mark Menzies highlighted the M55 link road to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he welcomed the lifting of some coronavirus measures - and invited him to Fylde for a haircut in the process.

Mr Menzies addressed the Prime Minister following his Covid-19 Update to Parliament on June 23.

He said: "May I welcome the measures that the Prime Minister has announced today, which will be a real boost to the visitor economy? Other Members have invited him to come for a drink in their constituency, but may I invite him to Fylde to get his hair cut?

"While he is here, he will have an opportunity to realise why it is very important, as part of the levelling-up agenda, to give the green light to projects such as the Lytham St Annes M55 link road, which will ensure that the visitor economies of areas such as Fylde are connected and well served for years to come."

The Prime Minister replied: "I am not sure I can wait until I get to Fylde to have my hair cut.

"Certainly, my hon. Friend’s appeal for the M55 relief road is well judged and has been heard by those on the Government Benches, and of course he should look forward to the further steps in the infrastructure revolution that we will be unveiling."

All of the public funds needed for the M55 link road have been secured, and discussions continue on how to unlock the required funding from the private sector.