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.

Today is Polling Day

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...

A Healthy Record

Victory in £15m Burnley Hospital Campaign!

Victory in £15m Burnley Hospital Campaign!

After a campaign by Gordon Birtwistle, backed by hundreds of Burnley and Padiham residents who signed the petition, we have found out that Burnley Hospital will be receiving over £15 million investment for a state-of-the-art eye clinic, outpatients unit and surgical units.

Victory in £15m Burnley Hospital Campaign!
Travellers' Sites Petition

Travellers' Sites Petition

Burnley Borough Council are forcing through proposals for up to four permanent travellers' sites in Burnley against the wishes of local people. Sign our petition to demand that they listen to local residents and stop these proposals.

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.

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