Wyre MP’s delight at Roseacre refusal decision

It was confirmed today to Wyre MP Ben Wallace that the decision had been made by the Secretary of State to uphold the original inspector’s recommendation with regards to the potential fracking site at Roseacre and dismiss Cuadrilla’s appeal.  The Secretary of State confirmed that he has refused p

Focus Article January 2018

First of all, I would like to wish you all a happy New Year. I sincerely hope you and your family have had a good Christmas and are looking forward to 2018.

Focus Article December 2017

With November and Remembrance events now behind us, we find ourselves looking forward to Christmas. I was privileged to lay a wreath in Garstang on Remembrance Sunday this year. It was great to see so many people turning out to remember the fallen in all conflicts.

Focus Article November 2017

Since my last article, I have been shocked and greatly sadden by the sudden death of my friend and local Councillor Viv Taylor. Viv was a Cabinet Member on both Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council.

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

Over Wyre Focus Article - April 2017

It continues to be a very interesting time in the world of politics nationally and many of you are contacting me with your views and comments on recent events with regard to BREXIT. 

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 - March 2017

I am delighted to say I have started the year traveling around the constituency holding surgeries and visiting businesses and service providers.