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Mark tables EDM congratulating UCLan for assisting AUC students after Hurricane Irma October 13, 2017
Mark has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons to recognise the tremendous efforts by the University of Central Lancashire t... [MORE]

Mark demands government action over BAE job losses October 10, 2017
Mark was granted an Urgent Question in the House of Commons earlier today to discuss the jobs losses announced by BAE Systems this week. He as... [MORE]

Mark invites students to enter 'Fake News' Video Competition September 28, 2017
Mark is encouraging all local A-level students in Preston to take part in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Video Compe... [MORE]

Mark encourages families to talk about Organ Donation September 26, 2017
Mark is proudly supporting Organ Donation Week and an appeal for people to talk about organ donation. Nine people in Preston are currently on the... [MORE]

Wear it Pink September 13, 2017
Mark Hendrick MP for Preston has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’.&n... [MORE]

Mark's Eid Message June 25, 2017
At the end of what has been a testing month for Muslims observing Ramadan, I would like to wish a very happy Eid to everyone celebrating in Preston.... [MORE]

End the Public Sector Pay Pinch March 31, 2017
Mark is backing a new campaign for public sector workers following a major new report published by the GMB union – the union for public servan... [MORE]

Aerospace Conference March 29, 2017
On 29th March 2017, Mark hosted a conference in the House of Commons about  the future and benefits of the Aerospace Industry in the North ... [MORE]

4th Annual Preston Stand Together Against Racism Event March 17, 2017
Mark was pleased to speak at the fourth annual 'Stand Together Against Racism' event (STAR) event in Preston held on Friday 17th March 2017 at UCLan... [MORE]

New Appeal for food donations by Salvation Army March 08, 2017
The Salvation Army on Harrington Street, Preston are once again appealing for help with stocking in their food banks are supplies are fast depleting... [MORE]

Emmaus Preston Megastore March 03, 2017
Mark Hendrick visited the newly opened Emmaus charity furniture megastore in the former B&Q building on Brookfield Street. The charity... [MORE]

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 March 03, 2017
Mark was invited by Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group to drop in to their Fairtrade Fortnight stall at Preston Railway Station on F... [MORE]

Great Daffodil Appeal for Marie Curie March 01, 2017
Mark and actor Linda Robson have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March to help Marie Curie provide care and support to... [MORE]

Campaign to 'Make Care Fair' March 01, 2017
Mark joined leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire today in Parliament to back their calls for an end to flying 15 minute homecare visits. R... [MORE]

Statement for the Anti-Trump Rally in Preston January 31, 2017
The people of Preston made their feelings known very strongly in the City Centre during a demonstration in front of the Harris Museum last nigh... [MORE]

Mark criticises Ministers for A&E waiting times January 12, 2017
Mark criticised government ministers about waiting times at Accident and Emergencies (A&E) during a House of Commons Chamber debate on 11th Janu... [MORE]

National Postal Workers Day Celebration December 12, 2016
Mark is helping to celebrate the 12th National Postal Workers Day on Monday 12th December - the busiest day of the postal calendar. The day highlig... [MORE]

New BAE Systems Skills Academy opens at Salmesbury December 01, 2016
Mark attended the opening of the new £15.6m BAE Systems training academy on 1st December 2016. This new academy is the single large... [MORE]

Recycling Lives hosts MP visit October 28, 2016
Mark has visited the Recycling Lives facility on Essex Street on Friday 28th October 2016. Mark was invited to meet with the charity’s direct... [MORE]

New Rathbone Training Centre in the City October 18, 2016
Mark has visited newly opened Rathbone Training Centre and met with staff and learners on Friday 14th October 2016. Candice Davies, Head of Operati... [MORE]

School Children urged to share a joke September 21, 2016
Mark is supporting Voice Box, an annual joke-telling competition designed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and The Com... [MORE]

Action demanded on derelict City centre former orphanage September 15, 2016
Mark has today called on Preston City Council to take action to save the former orphanage and hospital following its listing by the Victorian Societ... [MORE]

MP backs new campaign targeting cruel UK puppy trade September 15, 2016
Mark has lent his support to a new public awareness campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to target the growing prob... [MORE]

Mark calls on government to intervene in Chorley A&E Crisis August 15, 2016
The Preston MP Mark Hendrick has called on the government to intervene in the closure of Chorley's Accident and Emergency department. Chorley A&... [MORE]

Unicef Award for Ashton Primary School May 06, 2016
Ashton Primary School has become Preston’s first school to be awarded Level 2 of the Unicef’s ‘Rights Respecting Schools Award&rsq... [MORE]

Mark presents Awards at Preston Muslim Girls High School February 01, 2016
Mark was invited to present awards at Preston Muslim Girls High School at their GCSE Award ceremony on Friday 29th January 2016. The school celeb... [MORE]

Ministers quizzed over recent floods January 20, 2016
Mark has now received answers to a series of Written Questions to Ministers from different government departments about the recent floods ... [MORE]

Visit to Barnados Supported Accomodation January 15, 2016
Mark was invited by staff and management at Barnado's to visit their Supported Accomodation for Young People. Mark was met by Sian Davis, Children'... [MORE]

Autism questions put to Health Minister January 12, 2016
Mark has asked a number of questions on the subject of Autism to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP.  In a parliamentary writte... [MORE]

St Gregory's School in Deepdale revisited by Mark January 08, 2016
Further to his previous visit to St Gregory's School in Deepdale, last year, Mark was invited back to the school to speak to Year 6 pupils... [MORE]

Campaign to improve Diabetes Education November 13, 2015
Mark is backing a new campaign by ‘Diabetes UK’ calling for for action to ensure that people with diabetes have better access to di... [MORE]

Mark backs local shopworkers to 'Keep Sunday Special' October 14, 2015
Mark attended an Usdaw lobby of Parliament on 14th October 2015 to oppose the Government’s proposal to devolve Sunday trading regulations. ... [MORE]

Bitumen Site Visit July 10, 2015
Mark visited the Total Bitumen plant on Friday 10th July 2015 to meet with management and staff and to tour the facilities at Riversway, Preston. &... [MORE]

Mark in Fire Talks June 26, 2015
Mark met with Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny of the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service on Friday 26th June 2015 at their headquarters in Fulwood. T... [MORE]

Mark meets with Preston Learning Disabilty Forum June 17, 2015
Before the event Mark met members of the Preston Learning Disability Forum on Friday 19th June as part of Learning Disability Week which r... [MORE]

Mark to present certificates to Creativity Works Preston students June 17, 2015
Mark  will be visiting the CWP centre on Friday, 19th June  to present certificates to the first intake of learners who have achieved qual... [MORE]

Mark backs Foster Care Fortnight June 09, 2015
Mark is backing the call for the people of Preston to come forward and make their connection with fostering during The Fostering Network’s ann... [MORE]

Mark unveils new plaque of Richard Arkwright Stamp on Church Street postbox June 08, 2015
Mark today unveiled the plaque of inventor Richard Arkwright on a postbox in Church Street, Preston to mark the 50th anniversary of Royal Mail&rsquo... [MORE]

Election Victory for Mark May 08, 2015
Mark has today thanked voters, party members and activists following his re-election as Member of Parliament for Preston in the 2015 ... [MORE]

Mark question Transport Minister on DVLA closure February 25, 2015
  Following a recent written parliamentary question to the Transport Minister, it has revealed that the payout for for redunduncies following ... [MORE]

Discrepancies in NHS GP Funding February 18, 2015
There is a discrepancy in NHS funding of GP practices in Lancashire who receive significantly lower funding than other counties in the south.&n... [MORE]

Mark welcomes new UCLan Engineering Centre February 02, 2015
Mark has today welcomed University of Central Lancashire's (UCLan) plans to develop a new Engineering Centre. The new Engineering Innovation Centre... [MORE]

Mark questions Fracking January 21, 2015
Following the news that two fracking applications have been been recommended to be refused by Lancashire County Council officers, Mark commented: 'I... [MORE]

Action on indecent Russian website January 13, 2015
Mark has written to both the Foreign Secretary and the Home Secretary following the news that a Russian website is using images of children taken fr... [MORE]

Mark's New Year Message January 01, 2015
I would like to wish all my constituents and colleagues a very Happy New Year at the start of 2015. Each New Year brings with it new hopes, new chal... [MORE]

Shadow Defence Minister meets Preston Veterans November 12, 2014
Shadow Defence Minister, Gemma Doyle MP met Preston Military Veterans to discuss the recent Remembrance events, the Military Covenant and future pla... [MORE]

Mark urges citizens to 'Get Ready for Winter' November 07, 2014
With winter on the way, Mark has today called on his constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills. M... [MORE]

Mark opens Centenary Peace garden at Lea Primary School October 21, 2014
Mark was invited to a commemorative World War I Garden at Lea Community Primary School on Friday 17th October 2014. Mark with headteachers a... [MORE]

Preston’s best Real Ale in the Commons Strangers’ Bar September 10, 2014
A Preston brewed real ale will be served in the House of Commons, Strangers’ Bar from 8th September 2014 for one week only.     ... [MORE]

Make a ‘date’ with Mark to break fast at Iftar event July 16, 2014
Mark is hosting an Iftar Dinner on Saturday 19th July  2014 and he is inviting Preston’s Muslim community to join him to break their fast... [MORE]

Mark supports 'Spread the Word' Breast Cancer Care Campaign July 15, 2014
Mark is lending his support to the Breast Cancer Campaign which launched its ‘Spread the word’ campaign to highlight that there are... [MORE]

Marks stops at British Heart Foundation shop July 08, 2014
Mark visited the British Heart Foundation charity shop in the City Centre on Friday, 4th July 2014. The visit follows on from a successful campaign... [MORE]

Article: Burma's Long Road to Being an Incl July 02, 2014
First Published on The Huffington Post on 1st July 2014 Since 2010 the Burmese military Government has embarked on an agenda of reform and modernis... [MORE]

Mark visits Deepdale Fire Station June 23, 2014
Mark paid a visit to the Preston Fire Station in Deepdale on Friday 20th June along with Chair of the Combined Fire Authority, County Councillo... [MORE]

Mark pops in for a brew at Bethel Church June 20, 2014
Mark has been invited by Church Pastor Mark Bimson to visit Bethel Church on Friday 20th June 2014. The MP will be given a tour of the building and ... [MORE]

Mark revisits re-opened Tanterton Community Centre in Ingol June 19, 2014
Mark will be visiting the new Tanterton Community Centre in Ingol on Friday 20th June 2014. The centre closed last year after the Morecambe-based g... [MORE]

Article: The Impact of Foreign Players on the Premier League and on England's National Team June 16, 2014
 First Published in The Huffington Post on 12th June 2014 Greg Dyke, the Chairman of the Football Association, recently released a four-point ... [MORE]

Top Forensics Student to be honoured with Gold Award June 05, 2014
Mark is due to present an award to Forensics student Laura Bailey on Friday 6th June 2014 after she missed out on receiving it at a glittering award... [MORE]

Mark to visit St Matthews Work Club June 05, 2014
 Mark Hendrick will be visiting St Matthew’s Work Club on Friday 6th June 2014 to see the work being carried out by the staff, volunteers... [MORE]

Mark signs up to Deaf Rights group's concerns May 23, 2014
Mark has facilitated a meeting between members of the local deaf community and Leader of the Lancashire County Council, CCllr Jennifer Mein, to disc... [MORE]

Mark announces new surgery venue at Savick Library May 15, 2014
Mark has announced that his latest surgery will take place in a new venue at Savick Library.  It will take place on Saturday 17th May 2014 at S... [MORE]

Mark calls for bedroom tax to be scrapped for abuse victims May 15, 2014
Mark has today signed an e-petition calling on the Government’s Department for Work and Pensions to exempt victims of domestic violence from t... [MORE]

Mark to meet with Lancashire Deaf Rights Group May 15, 2014
Mark plans to meet with members of the Lancashire Deaf Rights Group in his constituency office along with Lancashire County Council Leader, CCllr Je... [MORE]

Mark's 'money lessons' plan for local schools May 14, 2014
Mark  is encouraging local schools to put on money lessons this June, to give their pupils a head-start in financial education before it become... [MORE]

Article: Ukranian Crisis May 13, 2014
Article published in EP Today on 13th May 2014 No one more than the former Soviet States can understand what is currently at stake in the developin... [MORE]

Article: A View to Brazil May 07, 2014
Article Published in The House Magazine on 7th May 2014 Sport has always been a catalyst for peace and cooperation. In Brazil this summer 32 nation... [MORE]

Mark urges residents to sign up for cheaper energy April 09, 2014
Mark has today urged local residents to sign up to the ThisIsTheBigDeal.com campaign to beat the Big Six energy companies and save hundreds of pound... [MORE]

Mark's Chat City Radio Interview for April April 07, 2014
The April edition of Chat City  was recorded on Friday 4th April with 103.2 Preston FM radio presenter Gary Cunliffe.  You can h... [MORE]

Mark opens pilot 'Healthy Space' in Preston March 27, 2014
Mark attended the launch of a new Community Hub in the Fishergate Shopping Centre on Saturday 22nd March 2014. The community hub is run by national... [MORE]

Mark announces new Fishwick surgery venue March 21, 2014
Mark announced the details of his latest surgery which will take place this Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the Acregate Labour Club in Fishwick. This ... [MORE]

Mark hosts Aerospace Industry talks in Commons March 14, 2014
Mark brought together industry representatives with parliamentarians to discuss the future of the aerospace industry in the House of Commons on Tues... [MORE]

Mark hosts talks with Civil Nuclear Industry in Parliament March 12, 2014
Mark hosted an event with Albert Owen MP and Rolls Royce on Wednesday 5th March to discuss the civil nuclear energy industry. Speaking at the event... [MORE]

Mark urges local firms to take on an apprentice and get a £1,941 boost March 11, 2014
Mark is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved. Every time a l... [MORE]

March Chat City FM Radio Interview March 10, 2014
The March edition of Chat City  was recorded on Friday 7th March with 103.2 Preston FM radio presenter Gary Cunliffe.  You can h... [MORE]

Mark hosts UK defence reception with industry leaders February 28, 2014
Mark is hosting a reception to discuss the future of the aerospace industry in the House of Commons on Tuesday 4th March 2014. The event is being j... [MORE]

Mark urges action for Climate Week February 26, 2014
Mark is encouraging groups and organisations around the city to take part in this year’s Climate Week, which runs next week from 3-9 March 201... [MORE]

Question Time Conundrum February 13, 2014
  Article Published on 8 February 2014 In nine months time, Scottish voters will be asked to decide whether they want to secede from the un... [MORE]

February Chat City Interview February 10, 2014
The February edition of Chat City  was recorded on Friday 7th January with 103.2 Preston FM radio presenter Gary Cunliffe.  You ... [MORE]

Young film makers to quiz Mark about Cyber-bullying for Lights, Camera, Parliament! film competition February 07, 2014
Mark will be interviewed by pupils from St Matthews Primary School on today (7th February 2014) on the rise of cyber-bullying as part of their entry... [MORE]

Mark set to spar with Olympic hopeful at new Larches Boxing Club February 01, 2014
One time boxer, Mark will be picking up his boxing gloves again on Friday 31st January 2014 when he is due to visit the new Larches & Savick Box... [MORE]

Mark calls for Young Muslims to apply for Oxford Leadership Programme January 24, 2014
Mark is calling on Preston’s young Muslims to apply for Oxford University’s Young Leadership Programme during an intensive two-week resi... [MORE]

Mark pays a visit to Ashton Primary School January 17, 2014
Mark paid a visit to Ashton Primary School on 17th January 2014 to visit Year 2 pupils along with local councillors Mark Yates and Phil Crowe. The ... [MORE]

Marks January Chat City Interview January 10, 2014
Mark's first Chat City Interview for 2014 was recorded on Friday 10th January with  103.2 Preston FM radio presenter Gary Cunliffe.  You c... [MORE]

Mark warns one in ten people worry they can’t pay rent or mortgage this January January 08, 2014
Mark has warned that one in 10 people in the North West fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month... [MORE]

Mark's Christmas Message December 20, 2013
Mark and his team at the Westminster and Preston office would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mark said: "I hope... [MORE]

Chat City December 2013 December 13, 2013
The third interview of Chat City 103.2 Preston FM was recorded on 13th December 2013 and broadcast on 16th December 2014. Topics discussed at this i... [MORE]

Mark visits Park Medical Practice in Ashton December 06, 2013
Mark paid a visit to Park Medical Practice in Ashton on Friday 6th December 2013.  He met with Practice Manager Louise Fowler and GP, Dr Sandee... [MORE]

Mark re-visits Royal Community School for Deaf Children December 06, 2013
Mark visited the Royal Cross Primary School in Ashton-on-Ribble on Friday 6th December 2013 to meet with pupils, staff and governors. Royal Cro... [MORE]

Mark is joining forces with National AIDS Trust in calling for Preston to #FactUp about HIV December 01, 2013
World AIDS Day is on 1 December and this year Mark is asking locals to show support for people living with HIV, improve their understanding of the c... [MORE]

Mark meets local Royal British Legion Manager November 27, 2013
The Royal British Legion has thanked Mark, for taking the time to meet Legion Area Manager, Richard Foster. The Legion is the leading provider of w... [MORE]

Chat City November 2013 November 11, 2013
Mark was interviewed by Radio Presenter Gary Cunliffe at Preston FM on Friday 9th November 2013 in the second of a  series of interviews&n... [MORE]

Mark chats to Preston FM October 14, 2013
Mark was interviewed by Radio Presenter Gary Cunliffe at Preston FM on Friday 11th October 2013 as part of a news series of ... [MORE]

Count Me In! Mark pledges support for Hospice Care Week October 04, 2013
Mark Hendrick has joined forces with St Catherine’s Hospice to mark the third annual Hospice Care Week which runs from 7th -13th October 2013 ... [MORE]

Preston Feed the Homeless July 24, 2013
Mark has given backing to a group of dedicated Muslim volunteers who are organising a ‘Feed the Homeless’ event on Saturday 3rd Aug... [MORE]

Mark's Ramadan Message July 09, 2013
Mark today announced his Ramadan Message for his Muslim constituents ahead of the start of the Islamic holy month expected to begin tomorrow on 10th... [MORE]

Mark joins Energy Club at Frenchwood July 05, 2013
Mark was invited to participate in a sport-based Energy Club with pupils, staff and volunteers at Frenchwood Primary School on Friday 21st June 2013... [MORE]

Mark supports Guide Dogs' call to keep pedestrians safe from silent menace July 02, 2013
Mark has supported Guide Dogs’ call for the installation of a vital safety feature on quiet hybrid and electric vehicles to keep pedestrians s... [MORE]

Mark questions Prime Minister about high levels of child poverty in Preston June 19, 2013
Mark Hendrick questioned the Prime Minister about the high levels of child poverty in Preston at Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday 1... [MORE]

Mark nominates local band for top London Music Competition May 03, 2013
Mark  has nominated local band ‘Small Revelations' to compete in the ‘Rock the House’ parliamentary music competiti... [MORE]

Mark hears about hidden slaves in his constituency March 26, 2013
Mark  attended one of the most dramatic and distressing exhibitions ever promoted in the House of Commons highlighting the hidden nature of Mod... [MORE]

Mark oversees mini-election at English Martyrs Primary School March 25, 2013
Mark paid a visit to English Martyrs Primary School on Friday 25th March to oversee their own mini-election.  He also participated in a questio... [MORE]

Mark launches Co-op History Project at UCLAN March 22, 2013
Mark  launched the Co-operative Movement Community History Project by students at the University of Central Lancashire on Friday 15th March. U... [MORE]

Mark calls for free school meal for every child living in poverty in Preston March 08, 2013
Mark is backing calls for a free school meal to be provided to every child living in poverty in Preston.  This comes as shocking new statistics... [MORE]

Mark calls for commitment to International Aid February 27, 2013
On Friday 1 March Mark’s Private Members’ Bill on International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) will have its Secon... [MORE]

Fracking debate in Westminster Hall December 20, 2012
Makr recently attended and particpated in a Westminster Hall Debate titled "Shale Gas Profits". Mark made the case for safety regulations to be the... [MORE]

Bad weather and pipes December 20, 2012
Mark's office received an email from United Utilities on what to do if your pipes freeze or burst over the Winter period. To find out more informat... [MORE]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year December 20, 2012
Mark and his office would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mark said: "I hope that everyone has a restful and safe hol... [MORE]

Mark backs LEP campaign on illegal tobacco December 13, 2012
Mark is supporting the Lancashire Evening Post's campaign for stronger penalties for the sale of illicit tobacco. Mark has put forward an Early Day... [MORE]

Mark leads Adjournment Debate on Palestine December 12, 2012
Mark led an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on the new political situation in Israel and Palestine after the United Nations voted to upgr... [MORE]

Xmas Donation December 12, 2012
Mark's office will be making a donation to a local food bank in Ingol. We will be donating tinned food and old clothes to Dovedale Pride in Ingol. ... [MORE]

Preston Youth Council Meeting December 05, 2012
Mark recently met with representatives from Preston’s Youth Council to discuss issues affecting young people across the city such as anti ... [MORE]

Mark visits ADS December 03, 2012
Mark recently visited the ADS detox service in Preston. The facility can house up to ten people who require intensive treatment for alcohol dependen... [MORE]

Clive Grunshaw Lancashire's first Police Crime Commissioner November 19, 2012
Clive Grunshaw was elected as Lancashire's first ever Police Crime Commissioner on Thursday. Mark said: "I'm delighted that Clive has been electe... [MORE]

Lest we forget November 12, 2012
Mark joined the people of Preston in showing his respect for those who have served and sacrificed their lives for Remembrance Day on Sunday. M... [MORE]

Mark opens community garden October 24, 2012
Mark recently opened a community garden in Avenham. The garden was created by the charity Moving On and seeks to help people suffering from long ter... [MORE]

REC Hate Crime Event October 19, 2012
Mark was recently the key note speaker at the Racial Equality Council Hate and Crime Poster Launch at Lancashire County Hall. Mark said: ... [MORE]

World Milk Day October 18, 2012
Mark recently joined in the celebrations for World Milk Day at Lea Community Primary School with staff and students. Mark said: "World School ... [MORE]

Celebrating Black History Month October 17, 2012
Mark recently attended an event at UCLan University celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month started in 1926 in the USA and has bec... [MORE]

BAE and EADS merger collapses October 11, 2012
The proposed merger of BAE Systems and EADS has collapsed after a deal couldn't be reached over the size of the French and German Governments stakes... [MORE]

Fishergate Hill Surgery October 08, 2012
It was recently announced that Fishergate Hill Surgery will be kept it in its current location and not relocated to Friargate. Over 2,500 people si... [MORE]

West Coast Main Line September 18, 2012
Mark participated in the West Coast Mainline debate, the debate was held in the wake of the Government confirming it intends to proceed wi... [MORE]

Unemployment continues to rise September 12, 2012
New figures today show that unemployment has risen again in Preston with 3,129 people currently unemployed at a rate of 7.9%. Even more startling i... [MORE]

Support for Remploy workers July 26, 2012
Mark joined Remploy workers on the picket line for two separate days of industrial action against the Governments decision to close Remploy factorie... [MORE]

Help needed July 16, 2012
Many of you may have seen an article in the LEP regarding a food bank in Ingol needing help with food. Mark's office has been in contact ... [MORE]

Congratulations UCLan July 12, 2012
This week has seen Preston celebrating the success of UCLan students and their families after exam results were published and graduation ceremo... [MORE]

Mark meets activists July 11, 2012
Mark recently met campaigners from the World Development Movement to discuss the impact of British companies on developing countries. ... [MORE]

Information on flooding July 09, 2012
With the recent bad weather many constituents have been in contact regarding flooding of properties and roads. Mark's office suggests using the Env... [MORE]

Mark visits the Orchard programme July 04, 2012
Mark recently visited the Orchard programme on St Vincents Road. The Orchard programme brings together schools across Preston in dealing with childr... [MORE]

Armed Forces Day June 29, 2012
Saturday 30th June is Armed Forces Day, a chance to pay tribute to the heroic contribution of our armed forces. Mark said "Armed For... [MORE]

Employment advice June 28, 2012
In the past few weeks Marks office has had a rise in casework regarding individuals employment issues. Unfortunately Mark is unable to offer indivi... [MORE]

Mark visits Living Ambition Stand June 27, 2012
Mark recently visited the Living Ambition Stand in the Guild Hall to give his support in the campaign against disability hate crime. Mark said "It ... [MORE]

Private Members' Bill June 21, 2012
Mark was sucessful in the Private Members' Bill ballot coming number 16, for more information on Private Members' Bill please follow this link. The... [MORE]

Talk to Co- operative councillors June 20, 2012
Mark spoke to a group of North West Councillors on Saturday about being a Co-operative MP. Mark listed the successes of Co-operative MPs in Pa... [MORE]

Visit to CRAB June 19, 2012
Mark recently visited CRAB (Community, Residents and Business) neighborhood team on Meadow Street with Shadow Police Minister David Hanson MP a... [MORE]

Mark Soccer Manager for the afternoon June 18, 2012
Mark recently visited the SoccerManager.com team. They run an internationally successful computer game which has over half a million users worldwi... [MORE]

Website May 25, 2012
We understand that some constituents are experiencing problems with the website when using internet explorer 9. We are currently trying to find a s... [MORE]

Mark visits Space May 22, 2012
Mark recently visited the Space centre in Ashton which provides the largest multi sensory environment in the UK for children wit... [MORE]

Mark welcomes new Guild Mayor May 16, 2012
Mark attended the swearing in of Prestons new Guild Mayor Councillor Carl Crompton and Councillor Linda Crompton as the mayeress. The Guild Ma... [MORE]

A "lost generation" is becoming a reality May 14, 2012
Mark is angered at statistics that show Preston has the 9th highest increase in long term youth unemployment in the country, in the last 12 mon... [MORE]

Workers' memorial day May 01, 2012
Mark attended and gave a speech at the workers' memorial day at Prestons Flag Market to remember those who had lost their lives in the workplac... [MORE]

Sunday Politics Interview April 30, 2012
Mark was the Labour Party speaker on the BBC North West Sunday Politics show. Mark talked about the upcoming local elections and the role... [MORE]

Mark attends health mela April 30, 2012
Mark recently attended a breakfast meeting at a health mela in Preston's Guild Hall. The day looked at all areas of health and there... [MORE]

Mark speaks on organ donation April 23, 2012
Mark recently visited Ashton Community and Science College to talk to students about the benefit of organ donation. Mark is working in partn... [MORE]

Mark key note speaker at defence conference April 20, 2012
Mark was the keynote speaker at the 2012 defence and manufacturing North West conference in Liverpool on Friday. The conference was organised ... [MORE]

Happy Birthday Sir Tom April 05, 2012
Preston North End's greatest footballer has turned 90 today. Sir Tom Finney was a one club man and put Preston on the world map. ... [MORE]

Mark visits Disability Hate Crime Stand March 27, 2012
Mark recently popped into the Guild Hall to see the Living Ambition Stand which campaigns against disability hate crime. "It is truly horrifying th... [MORE]

Budget for the few not the many March 26, 2012
Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced the Governments Budget. The headline announcements were a cut in ... [MORE]

Mark gives speech to International Soroptomist Study Day March 21, 2012
Mark recently gave a speech at the Salvation Army in Preston for an International Soroptomist Study Day. Mark was one of a number of speakers ... [MORE]

Lancashire MPs Meet Cameron over BAE March 20, 2012
Mark joined Graham Jones MP (Hyndburn) and Lindsey Hoyle MP (Chorley) to meet the Prime Minister to discuss how the Government... [MORE]

Olympic torch route announced March 19, 2012
Details of the Olympic torch route through Preston has been released today. The main route will be through Blackpool Road, Corporation Street and F... [MORE]

In the Lords we trust March 14, 2012
Labours opposition day debate calling on the Government to Drop the Health and Social Care Bill was defeated. Mark said "The Conservatives and the ... [MORE]

We need a jobs and growth Budget March 14, 2012
Unemployment continues to rise in Preston after the Office of National Statisitcs published the latest unemployment statistics. The number of unemp... [MORE]

BAE workers deal March 13, 2012
BAE workers have voted to take one day's unpaid holiday per month to save 150 fellow workers jobs. The deal lasts for two years giving the comp... [MORE]

Opposition Day Debate on Drop the Bill March 12, 2012
Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has secured an opposition day debate on Tuesday 12th March, calling on the Government to Drop the Heal... [MORE]

Remploy closure a tragedy March 08, 2012
Mark has hit out at the Government after its decision to close the Remploy factory in Preston. Mark said "Remploy provide employment for disab... [MORE]

Mark visits Gateway March 06, 2012
Mark recently visited Community Gateway Housing Association, where he learnt about the various projects they have in Preston. At the Adelphi House ... [MORE]

Hundreds sign the Drop the Bill petition March 05, 2012
Mark and other health campaigners got 400 signatures in 2 hours on Saturday morning for the Drop the Bill rally at Preston Flag Market. Preston M... [MORE]

Mark's concern at increase in Cannabis farms March 05, 2012
Mark has expressed his concern after the police raided 485 cannabis farms and seized more than £8 million of drugs across Lancashire in just o... [MORE]

Huge response to Drop the Bill February 24, 2012
Mark's office has been inundated with letters of support regarding the Labour Party's Opposition Day debate demanding that the Government release th... [MORE]

Drop the Bill February 23, 2012
Mark has signed the online petition calling for the Government to drop it's Health Bill. The Drop the Bill petition was created by Dr Kailash Cha... [MORE]

Prime Minister avoids tough questions over BAE February 21, 2012
Mark has expressed his disappointment that the Prime Minister invited only four of the six local Lancashire MPs to discuss French firm Dassualt bein... [MORE]

Proud Prestonian Interview February 21, 2012
Mark was interviewed by BBC Radio Lancashire for part of their Proud Prestonian series. Every day in 2012 a short interview will be broadcas... [MORE]

Bands Wanted! February 20, 2012
Mark has signed up to the 2012 Rock the House competition and is looking for Preston bands and solo artists to get involved. Successful nominees wi... [MORE]

Unemployment at highest rate since 1995 February 15, 2012
The number of people unemployed in Preston has risen again after statistics were published by the House of Commons Library and the Office of Na... [MORE]

Mark keeps up pressure on Home Secretary February 14, 2012
Mark is continuing to push for answers from the Home Secretary Theresa May and the Police Minister Nick Herbert after they were unable to confirm th... [MORE]

Mark tours Preston College February 13, 2012
Mark toured Preston College and had the opportunity to meet with students and staff and see the work they are doing. Mark was shown various cl... [MORE]

Mark questions Prime Minister February 09, 2012
At Prime Ministers Questions Mark demanded answers from David Cameron after the decision by the Indian Government that French defence company D... [MORE]

Mark presents cheque to Preston Trampolining Club February 09, 2012
Mark recently presented a cheque of £50,000 on behalf of Sport England to Preston Trampolining club. The money will be used to build new chang... [MORE]

Mark's concern at drop in frontline police numbers February 08, 2012
Official figures have shown a drop in frontline police numbers in Lancashire. By the end of March 499 police officers will have gone and by 2015 som... [MORE]

Mark visits Salvation Army February 06, 2012
Mark recently visited the Salvation Army on Harrington Street to discuss the services offered by the local branch with Major Carole Babstock an... [MORE]

Mark interviewed by British Forces Broadcasting Services February 02, 2012
Mark was interviewed by the British Forces Broadcasting Services - which broadcasts to all serving men and women across the world - after the a... [MORE]

Concern at BAE loss to French firm February 01, 2012
Mark has expressed his disappointment at today’s news that French firm Dassault is the preferred partner for the Indian Government for fighter... [MORE]

Government removes funding to help victims of discrimination January 27, 2012
Mark is urging the Government to rethink its decision to cut funding from a local charity that provides a free service to victims of discrimination.... [MORE]

Mark warns of a "Lost Generation" January 27, 2012
Mark has warned of a "lost generation" after unemployment statistics for Preston were published by the House of Commons Library and the Office of Na... [MORE]

Transplant 2013 January 27, 2012
Mark is working in partnership with Lancashire Teaching Hospital in Preston to help increase the numbers of people from minority ethnic groups on th... [MORE]

Mark meets Economic Students at Cardinal Newman College January 23, 2012
Mark recently met with Economic Students from Cardinal Newman College. Students asked questions on a variety of topics including the European debt... [MORE]

Donate Christmas Food To Help People Receiving Food Parcels in Preston December 13, 2011
The Salvation Army on Harrington Street, Preston are currently putting together food packs to be distributed to people and families throughout Prest... [MORE]

Mark adds his support to Campaign to stop Remploy Factory Closures November 04, 2011
Mark recently met with GMB Union Members and Remploy Representatives to support their campaign to save the Preston factory from closure.&n... [MORE]

Mark visits A4e Work training Programme October 31, 2011
On Friday 21st October Mark visited the A4e work programme, which is based within the Unicentre on Lord Street.  Mark was able to observe ... [MORE]

Mark leads debate in Parliament on BAE job losses October 28, 2011
On Thursday, 27th October, Mark led a debate on BAE job losses in Lancashire following the recent announcement that they plan to axe 1423 jobs at Wa... [MORE]

Mark secures debate on BAE job losses in the House of Commons October 21, 2011
Mark has today secured a debate in the House of Commons to discuss BAE job losses in Lancashire. The move follows recent announcements by BAE t... [MORE]

Mark tables EDM on Anti-Slavery October 20, 2011
Mark tabled Early Day Motion 2257 in the House of Commons this week to mark the UK’s Anti-Slavery Day, which was on Tuesday, 18th October. Des... [MORE]

Mark calls Public Meeting to Keep Fishwick in Preston October 17, 2011
Mark has today called a public meeting to discuss the Boundary Commission’s recent proposal to move the Fishwick ward out of the Preston const... [MORE]

Mark is hopeful for improved City Centre plans September 15, 2011
Mark has added his support to local business leaders who have joined the drive to the ‘Support Our Shops’ campaign to help High Street b... [MORE]

Mark lends his support to Lifesaver Appeal August 17, 2011
Mark has put his weight behind the Royal Preston Hospital and LEP’s Lifesaver Appeal to raise half a million pounds for a new CT scanner. ... [MORE]

MP Plea for stem cell donors August 03, 2011
Mark is calling for young men in Preston to do something special and join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.  He has joined other polit... [MORE]

Mark calls for more IVF treatment for infertile couples in Preston July 25, 2011
Mark has called on the local Primary Care Trust (PCT) to provide sufficient IVF treatment for infertile couples in Preston.  Following th... [MORE]

Mark speaks up about Shisha in Parliament July 20, 2011
Mark spoke during the Summer Adjournment debate on Tuesday 19th July 2011 about the health effects of Shisha Smoking following an Early Day Motion (... [MORE]

Mark secures Adjournment Debate on Shisha Smoking July 13, 2011
 Mark has secured an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19th July 2011 to debate the impact on health from Shisha Smoking.&n... [MORE]

Mark tables EDM on the Health effects of Shisha Smoking July 05, 2011
Mark has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons on the issue of Shisha Smoking. The Early Day Motion entitled 'Health Effect... [MORE]

'Open Wide' Mark to officially open Deepdale Dental Centre June 29, 2011
Mark is due to officially open Deepdale Dental Centre, in celebration of its first year of operation, at a grand opening ceremony on Frida... [MORE]

Preston's Pubs in Paint Competition June 24, 2011
Mark is lending his support to a competition for Pubs in Preston to win a free makeover from trade paint brand Glidden Trade.  Following on fro... [MORE]

Mark welcomes 'Noddle' - Free Credit Reports for all! June 22, 2011
Mark has today welcomed a new free credit report service being launched by credit reference agency Callcredit called ‘Noddle’. Noddle i... [MORE]

Mark tables Early Day Motion on Slavery and Human Trafficking June 16, 2011
Mark Hendrick, Labour & Co-operative Member of Parliament for Preston, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons on the issue... [MORE]

Mark organises anti-slavery event in Parliament with Harriet Harman MP June 16, 2011
Mark organised an event in Parliament on Tuesday 7th June 2011 that celebrated the achievements of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Sl... [MORE]

Preston Women receive prestigious Fusion Award May 25, 2011
Two local women from Preston, Rabiya Ahmed and Safiya Hussain, were honoured at the Fusion Awards on Saturday 21st May 2011.  Preston MP Mark H... [MORE]

Mark raises concern about Tax Credit Office jobs in Preston April 27, 2011
Mark has raised concerns with Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, about the potential job losses at the Preston Tax Credit Office when Tax Cred... [MORE]

Mark Selects local rock band 'She Wears Teeth' to nominate for Parliamentary music competition April 06, 2011
Mark has today announced that he has selected local rock band ‘She Wears Teeth’ to represent the Preston constituency in the upcoming Pa... [MORE]

Hendrick backs Dragons Den Tenner Tycoon Campaign March 11, 2011
Mark has announced his support for a scheme that sees school children encouraged to start a business with just £10 each, in the biggest ever &... [MORE]

Mark launches 'Rock The Week' Music Competition March 04, 2011
Mark is inviting applications from musicians and live music venues from Preston following the launch of ‘Rock The House’, a national mus... [MORE]

Hendrick backs Fair Fuel UK February 17, 2011
Mark is backing Fair Fuel UK – the national campaign for fair fuel prices in the UK led by Quentin Willson. Rocketing fuel prices have seriou... [MORE]

Mark to headline Anti-Coalition Public rally February 11, 2011
Mark will be key speaker at an organised public rally on Preston Flag Market on Saturday 12th February, speaking out against the level of cuts being... [MORE]

Mark is set to view new Nature Site February 02, 2011
Mark has been invited by The Wildlife Trust to view the transformed Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve near Preston on Friday 4th Februa... [MORE]

Mark urges local primary schools to enter Make IT Happy competition January 28, 2011
Mark is encouraging local primary schools in his Preston to enter into the Make IT Happy competition; a UK-wide technology challenge for primary sch... [MORE]

Mark tests School Dinners at Holy Family Catholic Primary School December 12, 2010
Mark will be joining pupils at Holy Family Catholic Primary School on Friday 12th November 2010 as part of National School Meals Week (NSMW) which... [MORE]

Mark secures Adjournment Debate on Mental Health Services in Lancashire December 06, 2010
Mark has secured an Adjournment Debate on Wednesday (8th December) to question the Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP about &lsquo... [MORE]

Mark puts his Brakes on for Road Safety Week November 24, 2010
Mark is supporting Road Safety Week 2010 (22 – 28 November), organised by the charity Brake, and appealing to drivers in the area to slow down... [MORE]

Mark answers questions from Frenchwood School Pupils January 22, 2010
Mark is to pay a visit to Frenchwood Community Primary School on Friday afternoon (22nd January) to talk to a class of Year 6 pupils about politics ... [MORE]