Gordon Birtwistle, who worked his way up from being an engineering apprentice to company director, was the Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley 2010-2015.

He was also Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Danny Alexander for part of the Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition (2010-12).


Four Lib Dem councillors quit in protest at party being too pro-European

Four Burnley Liberal Democrat councillors have quit the party and will stand as independents on Burnley Borough Council, citing Europe as a reason. … Read the full post »