Get the facts: Bedroom Tax Reform

The Liberal Democrats have put forward a voting parliament to reform policy on the spare room subsidy. We want to tackle overcrowding with a new system to incentivise social landlords to reduce the number of tenants under-occupying homes, whilst protecting the most vulnerable. Read more

Back to School Week

Back to School Week

I attended a backbench application for a debate in October on ‘back to schools week’. The education charity Future First is leading a national campaign called ‘Back to School Week’ (BtSW) in October and we would like a debate to coincide with this campaign.

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Apprenticeships Graduation Awards

Apprenticeships Graduation Awards

I was delighted to host the graduation ceremony event for Barclays again this year. It is always a fantastic occasion seeing the apprentices don their caps and gowns on the House of Commons terrace and I join in with the feelings of pride along with their colleagues, line managers, and families.

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Get the facts: Bedroom Tax Reform

Get the facts: Bedroom Tax Reform

The Liberal Democrats have put forward a voting parliament to reform policy on the spare room subsidy. We want to tackle overcrowding with a new system to incentivise social landlords to reduce the number of tenants under-occupying homes, whilst protecting the most vulnerable. We will ensure tha...

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More Apprenticeships

More Apprenticeships

Since 2010, Gordon Birtwistle has more than doubled the number of apprenticeships in Burnley. We want to push the government to create even more places for young people in Burnley and Padiham.

Residents' Survey

Residents' Survey

We want to know your thoughts - what can we do to help you in Burnley and Padiham?

About Gordon

Gordon has been the MP for Burnley since May 2010. Born in nearby Oswaldtwistle, Gordon has lived in Burnley for 33 years. He is one of the few MPs to have served an apprenticship, being apprenticed to Howard & Bullough in Accrington after leaving school. As Burnley and Padiham's Member of Parliament, Gordon has championed apprenticeships, doubling the number available for young people in the town. He has also won huge investment across Burnley and Padiham, bringing in thousands of new jobs for people locally. Read more