We need to spread opportunity to unleash the potential of Burnley and Padiham. And that’s why I'm working to turn our borough into a North West leader in technology education.

  • Our community became great on cutting edge technology. We need to restore this focus. And make Burnley an Educational Improvement Zone.
  • Burnley College has taken leaps forward by becoming part of a new Institute of Technology. One of only 12 nationally.
  • UCLan is expanding higher education in the borough, offering thousands more places to feed in skills to the new National Cyber Force in the Ribble Valley.


Georgia: View of an Apprentice

Meet Georgia, Antony Higginbotham's new apprentice. After successfully completing her A Levels she decided to take on an apprenticeship in Business Administration and has been working in Antony's constituency office whilst attending Burnley College one day a week.

Antony unveils Winners of Christmas Card Competition

Two school children win Antony Higginbotham’s Christmas Card competition.
Jay Jay, a year 9 pupil at Coal Clough Academy and Maisey, a year 6 pupil at Wellfield Methodist Anglican Primary School have both won the competition

Exam Results

This week young people across Burnley, Padiham, and the whole country will be getting their A Level results and I was delighted to be able to visit Burnley College first thing on Thursday morning to speak to pupils as they opened those envelopes full of anticipation.