Following this week’s Prime Minister’s Covid-19 updates to Parliament on, our MP Mark Menzies spoke, highlighting the M55 link road and inviting Boris to Fylde for a haircut in the process.

Mark Menzies 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 Anne’s M55 link road, which will ensure that the visitor economies of areas such as Fylde are connected and well served for years to come.”

Boris Johnson 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.’

Mark Menzies has reported that 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.