Boosting Jobs and Apprenticeships

Andrew helped secure funding for the £32 million redevelopment of Brierfield Mills and the £4 million expansion of Lomeshaye Industrial Estate. These two projects alone are expected to create approximately 1,600 jobs in Pendle. Andrew has also helped secure funding to help deliver improvements at the outstanding Nelson and Colne College. We have seen unemployment fall and a record number of apprenticeships created. Andrew will continue to work hard to secure more better paying jobs in our area.


Barclays launches new banking service at Barnoldswick

Barclays launches new banking service at Barnoldswick

Barclays launches its Barclays Local service replacing the branch at Barnoldswick
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Newspaper Column 17th March 2023

Wednesday’s Budget was a sensible, boring one that fitted the difficult financial circumstances we are still in. It was reassuring to hear the UK is now predicted to avoid entering a recession, and that inflation will be back down to near normal by the end of the year.

Local Newspaper Column 21st January 2022

Column 21/01/22

Last Wednesday I met with Rolls-Royce Trade Union representatives.  The same day, Mark Porter, the Works Convenor for Unite at the Barnoldswick sites, signed an updated agreement with the company to avoid further strikes and safeguard local jobs.