Gordon Birtwistle

MP, Burnley

Burnley Liberal Democrat

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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Gordon Birtwistle occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Aerospace Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 2 Sep 2014

    I agree with the shadow Minister. The craft parts of the industry are critical. Plenty of young people wish to be involved in design and the high-tech part, but the craft side is critical. Does he agree with me and with the big companies such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus, which are now training more than the necessary number of apprentices? For the benefit of its supply chain,...
  • Aerospace Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 2 Sep 2014

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. He mentioned the Airbus and Boeing aeroplanes using Rolls-Royce engines. Is he concerned, as I am, that Rolls-Royce has stopped making smaller engines for A320s, A319s and the smaller Boeing aeroplanes and is concentrating solely on big engines? Would it not be advantageous if Rolls-Royce could get back into making smaller engines, either...
  • Aerospace Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] 2 Sep 2014

    Does my hon. Friend agree that the first step in encouraging young people to go into apprenticeships and engineering is careers advice at school, which is sadly lacking? At the moment, careers advice is normally given by a teacher who has only ever been a teacher and all they want is for young people to go on to university and further education. Engineering desperately needs young people to...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor, Burnley Borough Council
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 net for working 10 hours per week for the period 1 to 31 May 2013. (Registered 4 June 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 net for working 10 hours per week for the period 1 to 30 June 2013. (Registered 1 July 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 net for working 10 hours per week for the period 1 to 31 July 2013. (Registered 8 August 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 net for working 10 hours per week for the period 1 to 31 August 2013. (Registered 5 September 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 net for working 10 hours per week for the period 1 to 30 September 2013. (Registered 4 October 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 October 2013. (Registered 4 November 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-30 November 2013. (Registered 2 December 2013)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 December 2013. (Registered 6 January 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-31 January 2014. (Registered 6 February 2014)
Received gross pay of £225 and net pay of £104.89 for working 10 hours per week from 1-28 February 2014. (Registered 6 March 2014)
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)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Statoil
Address of donor: Forusbeen 50,4035 Stavanger

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights (including 2 cancelled tickets), ground travel, food and accommodation with a total value of £716.10
Destination of visit: Norway
Date of visit: 23-24 May 2013
Purpose of visit: Visit undertaken as part of Industry and Parliament Trust fellowship
(Registered 18 June 2013 )
9. Shareholdings
(a) P and J Engineering Supplies, of which I am an unremunerated director.

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