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Gordon Birtwistle to stand in Snap General Election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster. Former Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle will stand for the Liberal Democrats in a bid to retake his seat in this year's General Election.

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Today is Polling Day

Today is Polling Day

Don't forget - it's election day today and polls are open until 10pm this evening. I am standing for re-election as the MP for Burnley and Padiham because I want to get the best deal for our town.

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A Healthy Record

A Healthy Record

I'd never set out to change the world when I was elected five years ago. Part of me thinks I'm too old to start on a task as big as that. However, I've always been determined to improve our access to local health services. Being Burnley and Padiham's MP has given me the opportunity to really star...

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About Gordon

Gordon was elected as the MP for Burnley and Padiham in May 2010. Born in nearby Oswaldtwistle, Gordon has lived in Burnley for 33 years. He has been one of few MPs to have served an apprenticeship, being apprenticed to Howard & Bullough in Accrington after leaving school. As Burnley and Padiham's Member of Parliament, Gordon 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