Support pledge for Fylde MP

A fellow Conservative MP has backed Fylde representative Mark Menzies after the MP resigned from his role as a Ministerial aide following allegations published in a Sunday newspaper.

Sunday, 30th March 2014, 11:41 am
Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Mark Menzies, 42, quit his post as a Parliamentary private secretary (PPS) following the newspaper’s investigation.

The allegations have been made by a Brazilian male escort.

Eric Ollerenshaw, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood said: “He has been a good MP for this area and the region.

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“I have always found him to be a good colleague.”

In a statement last night Mr Menzies said: “I have decided to resign as a PPS after a series of allegations were made against me in a Sunday newspaper.

“A number of these allegations are not true and I look forward to setting the record straight in due course.”

Mr Menzies has not resigned his post as MP.

He has been a member of parliament for Fylde since 2010.