Cabinet Minister visits Burnley and Padiham ahead of local elections

Cabinet Minister and chairman of the Conservative Party Amanda Milling joined local MP Antony Higginbotham in Burnley and Padiham to campaign ahead of the local elections.

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 borough's Local Plan before delivering leaflets to residents.

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Mrs Milling joined county council candidate Cosima Towneley and borough candidate Richard Sagar to speak with residents and post leaflets.

Richard Sagar with Amanda Milling MP, Antony Higginbotham MP and County Coun. Cosima Towneley

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-chairman 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."

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The local election is taking place on Thursday 6th May with polling stations open between 7am -10pm.

Mr 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.

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"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 two weeks before polling day it was great to get the Minister to join us out on the streets delivering some leaflets in Worsthorne too."