News that former Burnley MP Peter Pike could be given the Freedom of the Borough of Burnley is to be welcomed.
Forget the colour of Peter’s politics, for he was an MP who cared passionately about Burnley and always sought to champion our cause at every opportunity.
Peter continues to do his bit for the borough through the highly-commendable Emmaus Project,
He was, and still is, an avid Clarets fan - a passion that did not just come with the job, but came from the heart.
Peter may have had his political critics, that goes with the territory, but few can deny he put Burnley first at every opportunity.