Press Release from Mark Jewell, the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Fylde

Conservative Whip withdrawn from Fylde MP Mark Menzies

The Conservative MP for Fylde, Mark Menzies, has had the whip withdrawn over alleged misuse of campaign funds.

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Fylde, Mark Jewell, commented “Why does this not surprise me? Having previously quit as a ministerial aide and now having the whip withdrawn, it is clear that Mark Menzies is not fit to represent the people of Fylde.

The Conservative party have known about this since December and are only now taking action when it is in the public domain.”

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Daisy Cooper said it was “frankly appalling” that the Conservative Party had been aware of the allegations for more than three months.”

Mark Jewell added, “Whenever there is an election for Fylde the Liberal Democrats will strongly contest this seat.”

Mark Menzies disputes the allegations against him.

Meet Mark Jewell - LibDem candidate for Fylde.

Mark Jewell is the Liberal Democrat Candidate to be Fylde's MP at the next General Election.

  • A strong local champion working for Fylde.
  • Speaking up for our NHS and to cut the cost of living
  • Fighting for a fair deal for Fylde's farmers and rural communities.

Mark joined the Liberal Democrats, when Charles Kennedy was leader, inspired by the principled stand against the Iraq war and commitment to fairness.

Born and brought up in London, Mark moved to Preston to work at a local defence company.

He was a Lancashire County Councillor and Preston City Councillor and has always listened to and spoken up for the communities he represents.

Mark commented, "I am delighted to be the LibDem candidate for Fylde. For too long the Conservatives have taken Fylde for granted. Enough is enough. Demand better."

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