Lancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw backs Fylde MP over allegations

Eric Ollerenshaw MP
Eric Ollerenshaw MP

Conservative MP Eric Ollerenshaw has backed Fylde representative and fellow Tory Mark Menzies after the MP resigned from his role as a Ministerial aide following allegations published in a Sunday newspaper.

Mark Menzies, 42, quit his post as a Parliamentary private secretary (PPS) following the newspaper’s investigation.

The allegations have been made by a Brazilian male escort.

Mr Ollerenshaw said: “He has been a good MP for this area and the region.

“I have always found him to be a good colleague.”

In a statement Mr Menzies said: “I have decided to resign as a PPS after a series of allegations were made against me in a Sunday newspaper.

“A number of these allegations are not true and I look forward to setting the record straight in due course.”

Mr Menzies has not resigned his post as MP.

He has been a member of parliament for Fylde since 2010.