Gordon Birtwistle

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley


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Gordon Birtwistle is a former MP for Burnley.

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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 party...
  • 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 force...

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