Treasury boss Danny Alexander set for tour of Burnley and Pendle

Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander

First published in News

THE second-in-command at the Treasury will be embarking on a whistle-stop tour of Burnley and Pendle tomorrow.

Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will initially tour Northlight, the new name for Brierfield Mill, which is the subject of a £25million homes, leisure and business complex vision.

He will meet borough council chief executive Stephen Barnes, cabinet member Coun Paul White, deputy council leader Coun John David and Tim Webber, from Barnfield Construction, for the visit.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle will join his Liberal Democrat colleague for four stops in the Burnley area, beginning with Heasandford Primary School, to discuss the government’s pupil premium.

Then the delegates will depart for Burnley General Hospital, to inspect the new urgent care centre, before leaving for two appointments with local businesses.

The first will be at Billington Road based Velocity Composites, followed by Boohoo.com, at Widow Hill Road, which the Lancashire Telegraph revealed in February was going to bring 360 jobs to the borough.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:55pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Elegant1 says...

I wonder if this is Danny Alexander's farewell tour to the Lib Dems in this area.
From what I have seen of him since going into coalition is a man who sounds more Tory than the Tory!
My guess is that if the Lib Dems are wiped out at the next election Alexander, Clegg, Ed Davey along with many others in their party will defect to the Conservative ranks. I hope for one that they are given the order of the boot for their efforts!
I wonder if this is Danny Alexander's farewell tour to the Lib Dems in this area. From what I have seen of him since going into coalition is a man who sounds more Tory than the Tory! My guess is that if the Lib Dems are wiped out at the next election Alexander, Clegg, Ed Davey along with many others in their party will defect to the Conservative ranks. I hope for one that they are given the order of the boot for their efforts! Elegant1
  • Score: 2

11:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

leyton says...

Lets hope the snipers are about .Should be another nice expenses claim and a good slap up meal for the councillors.
Lets hope the snipers are about .Should be another nice expenses claim and a good slap up meal for the councillors. leyton
  • Score: 0

7:56am Thu 3 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

Danny Alexander I hope that Gordon Birtwistle explains
where all the founding for PENDEL as gone I mean us in
COLNE never see any of it .
so Danny boy find out where it is all going.
and also ask the lib dem why are our toilets in COLNE
all getting closed by the lib dem they say its to save money yet
they put up the council tax to us in water side why if they are saving
money I think it is to found there party for the 2015 election
and we the constituents are paying there bill
the government say the council tax is not for founding the parties
of any kind i.e. conservative/ labour/ lib dem /and the rest !
Danny Alexander I hope that Gordon Birtwistle explains where all the founding for PENDEL as gone I mean us in COLNE never see any of it . so Danny boy find out where it is all going. and also ask the lib dem why are our toilets in COLNE all getting closed by the lib dem they say its to save money yet they put up the council tax to us in water side why if they are saving money I think it is to found there party for the 2015 election and we the constituents are paying there bill the government say the council tax is not for founding the parties of any kind i.e. conservative/ labour/ lib dem /and the rest ! jenkinsroy
  • Score: 1

1:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BIGGLESTOE says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
Danny Alexander I hope that Gordon Birtwistle explains
where all the founding for PENDEL as gone I mean us in
COLNE never see any of it .
so Danny boy find out where it is all going.
and also ask the lib dem why are our toilets in COLNE
all getting closed by the lib dem they say its to save money yet
they put up the council tax to us in water side why if they are saving
money I think it is to found there party for the 2015 election
and we the constituents are paying there bill
the government say the council tax is not for founding the parties
of any kind i.e. conservative/ labour/ lib dem /and the rest !
I wonder how much does a tube of glue cost these days!
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: Danny Alexander I hope that Gordon Birtwistle explains where all the founding for PENDEL as gone I mean us in COLNE never see any of it . so Danny boy find out where it is all going. and also ask the lib dem why are our toilets in COLNE all getting closed by the lib dem they say its to save money yet they put up the council tax to us in water side why if they are saving money I think it is to found there party for the 2015 election and we the constituents are paying there bill the government say the council tax is not for founding the parties of any kind i.e. conservative/ labour/ lib dem /and the rest ![/p][/quote]I wonder how much does a tube of glue cost these days! BIGGLESTOE
  • Score: 2

10:02am Fri 4 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

Well there BIGGLESTOE
the price of glue
do not know of the top of my head but I will find out
for you then you can stick posters up at the
May and general election in 2015 O.K.
Because form your answer to my comment you disagree with
what I have put so if this is all you can do there is a job for you on any of the party's standing in the 2015 election .
P.S do not forget your glue you will need it
Well there BIGGLESTOE the price of glue do not know of the top of my head but I will find out for you then you can stick posters up at the May and general election in 2015 O.K. Because form your answer to my comment you disagree with what I have put so if this is all you can do there is a job for you on any of the party's standing in the 2015 election . P.S do not forget your glue you will need it jenkinsroy
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree