Local News

Statement on Library Closures

I have been working hard to challenge Lancashire County Council's decision to close a number of Libraries across the County.  Last year I asked the Government to intervene as it was my view that by proceeding with the closures, Lancashire County Council will be failing its statutory duties under

Statement and update on Thornton East Post Office

Thornton East Post Office has been closed since last September when the Postmaster resigned and withdrew their premises for Post Office use.  I am informed that since the closure, the Post Office has been exploring options for restoring a Post Office service to customers in the area.  The Post Of

WW2 veteran receives France’s highest distinction

Mr Henry Townsley who took part in the D-Day landings as a Flight Engineer on a Lancaster Bomber was presented with the Legion d’honneur recently by Wyre MP Ben Wallace.  The presentation took place at the veteran’s home in Poulton-le-Fylde in the presence of Mr Townsley’s close family.

Local MP updated on Railway upgrade

Ben Wallace,  MP for Wyre and Preston North, saw first-hand last Friday (3 March) how Network Rail’s Great North Rail Project aims to provide a better railway between Preston and Blackpool.

Over Wyre Focus Article - January 2016

2016 will be a year that our grandchildren will be taught about in history. 

The decision by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will rank alongside events such as the Corn Laws and women getting the vote. 

Local MP takes Lambs Road Fight back to the Minister

Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace has asked the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, to look again at the decision of the planning Inspector who overturned Wyre Councils objection at the Appeal made by Wainhomes.

Local MP continues to fight Library decision

Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace has asked the Culture Minister Karen Bradley to investigate Lancashire County Council’s decision to close some libraries across his constituency.