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 Visits Carillion Training Centre

Gordon Visits Carillion Training Centre

Apprentice Ambassador, Gordon Birtwistle MP, took time out from the Liberal Democrats annual conference in Glasgow to meet young construction apprentices at the Carillion training centre in Bishopbriggs.

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Gordon Visits Burnley McDonald's Apprentices

Gordon Visits Burnley McDonald's Apprentices

This morning Gordon visited apprentices in Burnley McDonald's to find out about the young people's experiences of apprenticeships. The apprentices - and former apprentices who have since gone on to full employment as managers in the company - were so enthusiastic and motivated in their work that ...

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Gordon tells youngsters: get enterprising!

Gordon tells youngsters: get enterprising!

This morning Gordon spoke to Burnley College students at the inaugural 'Get Enterprising!' event. The event aimed to inspire young people in Burnley to succeed in business and show them that Burnley is a vibrant economic hub, full of potential and with some promising career and enterprise opport...

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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