Gordon Birtwistle occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
I have sat through this debate for the past four hours, listening to the doom merchants from the Labour party, so I would just like to advise them of the position in my constituency, not what people would class as a high-wage, high-cost constituency. In 2010, we had unemployment in excess of 10% and we were in the top 10 of the worst unemployment blackspots in the country. This morning I got...
I will give way to my hon. Friend and leave out the shouters on the Opposition Benches.
I thank my hon. Friend for that remark. When it comes to the north-west, I can only speak about my constituency of Burnley, which is a prosperous manufacturing town. We have invested heavily in manufacturing over the years, and I am pleased to say that we are not one of the problems in the north-west. I am delighted to hear about the continuation of the triple lock on pensions, which is great...
Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley
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