Gordon Birtwistle

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley

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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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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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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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