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Local Elections – The Need To Vote

4 Apr , 2016  

The need to vote Labour writes former Burnley MP Peter Pike. I fought my first local election in a multi member ward in Surrey and came bottom of the poll in 1960. I won at the third attempt in 1962. In 1963 I became agent in Burnley when it was a County Borough and had […]

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3 Apr , 2016  

Glad to support the inspirational @primaryengineer program and proud to see #burnley leading the way. @AMSNeveLtd

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3 Apr , 2016  

Today we had a visit from @JulieForBurnley @AMSNeveLtd hope you enjoyed your visit #engineer #STEM #BrilliantBurnley

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The Threat to Our Libraries is Real

2 Apr , 2016  

Our public library service which has been the envy of the world is under threat. Public libraries providing free access to books and a range of media and a quiet place to read or work are an integral part of our communities but it seems they are set to become a thing of the past. Since 2010, 343 libraries have been forced to close as a result of Government funding cuts not only depriving communities of a vital resource but leading to the loss of 8,000 jobs. This year further cuts will lead to the closure of many more.

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1 Apr , 2016  

Lanehead team out round Thornber Gardens @BurnleyLabour #labourdoorstep

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1 Apr , 2016  

Lanehead candidate with residents @BurnleyLabour

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30 Mar , 2016  

Afternoon shift in #Brunshaw @BurnleyLabour #labourdoorstep

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30 Mar , 2016  

#Brunshaw eve shift showing off our new Darnley Street bin funded by Brunshaw Labour Councillors @BurnleyLabour

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30 Mar , 2016  

Team out in #Brunshaw with residents #labourdoorstep @BurnleyLabour

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Human Rights and Democratic Reform in the Maldives

30 Mar , 2016  

As a Labour Member of Parliament and an internationalist I am committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy across the world. Recently I have taken an interest in the current political crisis in the Maldives, where to date hundreds of protestors are imprisoned, this includes the first democratically elected President Mohammed Nasheed who is currently on temporary medical leave in the UK.

Last week I met with the Deputy High Commissioner of the Maldives Mr Hassan Shifau, and raised my concerns about reports of human rights violations in the Maldives, as well as the need for further democratic reform which would see all parties and groups in the Maldives represented in Government.

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