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.
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
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