MP absent from Post Office closure meeting

Leader of Burnley Council Coun. Julie Cooper outside the Post office on Hargreaves Street which is due to close.
Leader of Burnley Council Coun. Julie Cooper outside the Post office on Hargreaves Street which is due to close.

Tonight (2nd July) there was a well attended public meeting held at the Mechanics to discuss the closure of the town’s General Post Office.

One person was conspicuous by his absence - where was Gordon Birtwistle, our supposed elected representative? Or the Invisible Man as one of the speakers called him!

I can only imagine he did not dare show his face because the decision to close Crown Post Offices was made by the Coalition Government of which he is a member.

Please Gordon will you join the 5,000 Burnley residents who have already signed the petition to oppose closure of the Post Office?

Sue Graham

Marsden Road, Burnley