Why I'm Backing Gordon

We are backing Gordon for Burnley and Padiham because he is the best person for the job. After years of neglect, we have a local MP who fights for our town and is making a real difference for local people.

He has achieved so much since he was elected in 2010, including:

  • Over 4,300 new apprenticeships in Burnley and Padiham, giving young people a great start in life and providing the skills they'll need for a career for life.
  • A £9 million new Emergency Unit for Burnley Hospital, bringing more patients and ambulances back to Burnley after our A&E unit was closed under Labour - and Gordon is now fighting for £15 million for new surgical units and a specialist eye clinic.
  • Unemployment in Burnley and Padiham down by a third, and youth unemployment down by 42%. Gordon has brought jobs and investment to our town helping people to get on in life.
  • Millions of pounds of investment have been brought in building and regenerating parts of the town. The Weavers' Triangle, Burnley Bridge Industrial Estate and the former Michelin Site are all examples where investment has brought in new businesses and new jobs to Burnley and Padiham.
  • In April, the first direct trains from Burnley to Manchester will start running after Gordon won the investment to rebuild the Todmorden Curve.

If you believe in the work that Gordon has done for Burnley and Padiham, let us know. An endorsement will show the support Gordon has and will go a long way towards ensuring that he is re-elected in 2015, enabling him to keep working for us locally.

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Gordon at the new £9 million Emergency Unit at Burnley Hospital

I am supporting Gordon for Burnley and Padiham because I believe he is the best person for the job.

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  • endorsed 2015-07-23 03:05:02 +0100
  • endorsed 2015-04-22 12:12:09 +0100
  • endorsed via 2015-03-28 18:54:06 +0000
  • endorsed 2015-03-27 19:58:19 +0000
  • endorsed 2015-03-27 18:37:33 +0000
  • endorsed 2015-02-25 13:19:40 +0000
    I’m backing Gordon because he is dedicted, a hard worker and has the courage of his convictions.

    He has succeeded in many aspects of his life and career and is always on hand to give his personal attention to other people’s problems.

    A life-long dedication for Burnley and its people.
  • endorsed 2015-02-19 12:55:48 +0000
  • endorsed via 2015-02-18 23:46:21 +0000
    100% behind Gordon. He fights for the best for Burnley. Look what he has already achieved. Burnley has gained more in his term of office than in the last 50 years. Keep it up Gordon!
  • endorsed 2015-02-16 18:49:14 +0000
    I am very impressed with what Gordon has done at the hospital and his support for my granddaughter’s new school.
  • endorsed 2015-02-16 18:00:30 +0000
    We can’t let labour undo what Gordon has done for our town, give him your support.
  • endorsed 2015-02-16 16:34:09 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-16 15:17:48 +0000
    I'm supporting Gordon Birtwistle to bring jobs and investment to Burnley & Padiham. Will you join us?
  • endorsed via 2015-02-16 15:17:33 +0000
    The best MP that Burnley & Padiham has ever had. He has my vote because I have seen first hand, not only the work he has done but also the pride and passion he has for our town.Don’t let Labour back in to spend another few decades doing nothing except talking moaning and whining and achieving nothing.
  • endorsed 2015-02-16 14:50:03 +0000
    This man is a god send for every disabled child in this country. He stands up for his constituents and does exactly what he says he will. Four votes from this family. Thankyou for everything you have done for our family.
  • endorsed 2015-02-12 23:32:36 +0000
    Gordon has done a good job,,no disrespect to him or the Liberal Party, but 30 plus years under the previous incumbents has left the town in the mess it is. A quick link to the nearest city , Manchester, will help the local economy in a very short space of time. As an MP he registered my arguments to County Council ( my job as a service provider was under dire threat), which put additional pressure on them and subsequently saved my job which gave me the security that I need to take me to retirement and ensured the continuation of a valuable ,reliable service to the people of Burnley and Pendle…I am not a Lib Dem but certain policies are needed in different areas to allow the proper development of local communities and Gordon certainly delivered. Further my treatment at a local hospital , Burnley, which he has campaigned to keep open, was and is, first class. The Lib Dems must be given another 4 years + to turn round the damage done by previous councils.
  • endorsed 2015-02-12 23:31:22 +0000
    Gordon has done a good job,,no disrespect to him or the Liberal Party, but 30 plus years under the previous incumbents has left the town in the mess it is. A quick link to the nearest city , Manchester, will help the local economy in a very short space of time. As an MP he registered my arguments to County Council ( my job as a service provider was under dire threat), which put additional pressure on them and subsequently saved my job which gave me the security that I need to take me to retirement and ensured the continuation of a valuable ,reliable service to the people of Burnley and Pendle…I am not a Lib Dem but certain policies are needed in different areas to allow the proper development of local communities and Gordon certainly delivered. Further my treatment at a local hospital , Burnley, which he has campaigned to keep open, was and is, first class. The Lib Dems must be given another 4 years + to turn round the damage done by previous councils.
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  • endorsed 2015-02-12 23:30:15 +0000
    Gordon has done a good job,,no disrespect to him or the Liberal Party, but 30 plus years under the previous incumbents has left the town in the mess it is. A quick link to the nearest city , Manchester, will help the local economy in a very short space of time. As an MP he registered my arguments to County Council ( my job as a service provider was under dire threat), which put additional pressure on them and subsequently saved my job which gave me the security that I need to take me to retirement and ensured the continuation of a valuable ,reliable service to the people of Burnley and Pendle…I am not a Lib Dem but certain policies are needed in different areas to allow the proper development of local communities and Gordon certainly delivered. Further my treatment at a local hospital , Burnley, which he has campaigned to keep open, was and is, first class. The Lib Dems must be given another 4 years + to turn round the damage done by previous councils.
  • endorsed 2015-02-12 16:13:15 +0000
    Hi Gordon . Personally I think you have done a great job for Burnley since being elected as our M.P. Your efforts in support of apprentice schemes has been a great achievement. C. B.
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 17:54:52 +0000
    I’m backing Gordon as he has a track record of giving the people of Burnley and Padiham what they want, need and deserve.
  • endorsed 2015-02-11 17:54:38 +0000
    I think our current MP Gordon Birtwistle has definitely made Burnley a better place to live & work & given the young people a lot of encouragement & support far more than the previous Labour MP he has my support in the 2015 Parliamentary elections
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 16:14:35 +0000
    Gordon is very passionate towards not only apprenticeships but to his hometown of Burnley – he is a hardworking,caring local man. His passion for apprenticeships are what the young generation needs. Support and to be opening our eyes to greater opertunities in our life. Could not be more proud to have worked with Gordon. And hope to do so again in the near future.
  • endorsed 2015-02-11 16:10:46 +0000
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 12:18:12 +0000
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 11:49:16 +0000
    I am backing Gordon as he has been a wonderful advocate for apprenticeships and getting young people into work. I benefitted from an apprenticeship myself and am pleased to see so many other young people now have the opportunity to do so. Gordon really cares about young people and it really shows through all the great work he has done.
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 11:47:24 +0000
    I support Gordon because of all the hard work he has done for the people of Burnley and particularly for the hospital. Without him, the hospital would not have progressed as it has done.
  • endorsed via 2015-02-11 11:42:15 +0000
    Gordon represents us passionately and professionally. He has done so much to create opportunities for young people in Burnley and Padiham. I trust him to take on our priorities as MP.
  • endorsed 2015-02-11 11:25:37 +0000
    I’m backing Gordon as he’s the best person for the job – so much achieved for Burnley and Padiham since he was elected in 2010. All the work he’s done for apprenticeships will make a big difference for young people not just in Burnley but across the whole country.
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