- Antony Higginbotham MP welcomed Cabinet-attending Minister and Co-Chair of the Conservative Party the Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP to Burnley and Padiham to meet with candidates.
- During the visit the Minister discussed improved investment in Padiham from Lancashire County Council and Government, as well as the importance of Burnley's rural economy.
Cabinet attending Minister, and Chair of the Conservative Party Amanda Milling joined local MP Antony Higginbotham in Burnley and Padiham over the weekend to campaign for local conservative candidates in the run up to the local elections on May 6th.
The Government Minister first visited Padiham where she met with the MP and County Council candidate for Padiham and Burnley West Alan Hosker, to talk through the recent investment from both the County and Government in the town centre and flood defence scheme. Proceeding onto Worsthorne the Minister discussed the controversial Local Plan, passed by Burnley's Labour administration, before delivering leaflets to residents.
Commenting Antony Higginbotham MP said:
I was delighted to welcome Amanda to the borough this weekend. Politics is a team effort and in Padiham we've been able to show what can happen when that team works together. Working with Government and the Conservative-led Lancashire County Council we're now improving the public realm and getting on with the flood defence scheme. That's exactly the same approach I want to bring to the rest of our Borough, using schemes like the Levelling-Up Fund to drive investment and improvements.
And with less than 2 weeks before polling day it was great to get the Minister to join us out on the streets delivering some leaflets in Worsthorne too.
Conservative Group Leader Alan Hosker said:
Before Antony Higginbotham MP Padiham was forgotten on a national level - now not only do we have an MP standing up for our area in Parliament but visits from the Government who like us want Padiham to get the focus it deserves!
I’ve always put residents first and it’s a Conservative led Council that will make sure we can continue to deliver for residents on a local level.
Amanda Milling MP then went on to the centre of Worsthorne to join County Council candidate Cosima Towneley and Borough candidate Richard Sagar to speak with residents and post leaflets.
Council candidate for Cliviger with Worsthorne Richard Sagar said:
Cosima and I are determined to deliver for the residents of Cliviger with Worsthorne and so it was great to have both our local Member of Parliament and the Co-Chair of the party visit us in the village. We need a strong Conservative team across the board if we want to promote our rural economy and protect our green spaces.
The local election is taking place on Thursday 6th May with polling stations open between 7am -10pm.