Gordon Birtwistle

Former MP, Burnley

Burnley Liberal Democrat

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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details

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Gordon Birtwistle occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    The hon. Lady says that the Conservative party will definitely increase VAT. What proof does she have of that? If she has proof, will she come clean about it today?
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    I thank the shadow Minister for inviting me to give my views on the fiscal situation. My constituency has seen unemployment fall from 7.5% to 2.5% and has received more than 50 million of Government money. I remember 1959, because I was 16 and had just started work. I canvassed for a guy called Arthur Davidson, who was a Labour Member, and he said the same old things that the Labour...
  • Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Compulsory Jobs Guarantee 11 Feb 2015

    In Burnley in 2009 we were classed as a basket case—a town that was going nowhere, or going down. That was at the time that the future jobs fund was happening. Last year we were cited as the most enterprising town in the UK. We have doubled the number of apprenticeships to 4,300 and the number of young people out of work has gone down by 47%. Surely that is the right way to go, not to...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Parliamentary Tours
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Human Trafficking
  • Businesses: Government Assistance
  • Badgers: Bovine Tuberculosis

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 67.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 76 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor, Burnley Borough Council
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 March 2014. (Registered 7 April 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1–30 April 2014. (Registered 1 May 2014)
Received gross pay of £181.45 and net pay of £78.93 for working 10 hours per week from 1–31 May 2014. (Registered 3 June 2014)
Received gross pay of £268.55 and net pay of £130.85 for working 10 hours per week from 1-30 June 2014. (Registered 7 July 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 July 2014. (Registered 4 August 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 August 2014. (Registered 2 September 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-30 September 2014. (Registered 2 October 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of 104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 October 2014. (Registered 3 November 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-30 November 2014. (Registered 24 December 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 December 2014. (Registered 6 January 2015)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 January 2015. (Registered 3 February 2015)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.78 for working 10 hours per week from 1-28 February 2015. (Registered 10 March 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Mr Kanwar Paulbanga
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 19 February 2015)
9. Shareholdings
(a) P and J Engineering Supplies, of which I am an unremunerated director.

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