Pendle MP gets pizza the action

Pendle MP gets pizza the action

Pendle MP gets pizza the action

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Say cheese!

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson swapped Parliament for pizza toppings as he got behind the Sainsbury’s food counter for a pizza the action.

Andrew was welcome by Victoria Winfield, counters manager at the Colne superstore, who showed him how to prepare pizzas ready for sale hot or cold.

Andrew even made his own pizza - a thin crust layered with lashings of tomato sauce and lots of meat.

The Pendle MP said: “If it’s mine, it’s got to be meaty.

“I had a really fascinating time working behind the counter but I’m not sure I’m very good at it.

“I think I would need a lot more training before I could be employed to make pizzas full time.

“It was really interesting and it was great to see how passionate the colleagues are and a good way to meet the local customers.”

Victoria added: “It’s not every day you have your local MP in to work with you. I really enjoyed sharing some of the skills I’ve learnt and it’s always good to have an extra pair of hands.”

This year, Sainsbury’s was awarded it’s second consecutive Gold Investors in People accreditation for supporting, developing and motivating it’s staff.

More than 22,000 people who work in Sainsbury’s fresh food counters, bakeries and cafes have received job-specific City and Guilds-accredited training.

Andrew, who himself was recognised this year for being a ‘Youth Friendly’ employer by Youth Employment UK, wanted to join the team to see the good work for himself.

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8:49pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Old Alzheimer says...

An MP knowing how to serve pizzas, hot or cold, is of little concern to me.
An MP knowing how to serve pizzas, hot or cold, is of little concern to me. Old Alzheimer
  • Score: 19

11:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

EDL make me laugh says...

Who gives a **** about him making pizza
Who gives a **** about him making pizza EDL make me laugh
  • Score: 13

11:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Snowy-D says...

More useless information about a useless MP it must be no news day to be writing this load of rubbish.
More useless information about a useless MP it must be no news day to be writing this load of rubbish. Snowy-D
  • Score: 14

9:24am Sun 10 Aug 14

Bellypork says...

Did he have deep pan, thin and crispy or stone baked?
Did he have deep pan, thin and crispy or stone baked? Bellypork
  • Score: 8

10:18am Sun 10 Aug 14

globetrot says...

Bellypork wrote:
Did he have deep pan, thin and crispy or stone baked?
Looks like he ate the lot. The Lancashire Andrew Stephenson Telegraph really needs to get a grip.
[quote][p][bold]Bellypork[/bold] wrote: Did he have deep pan, thin and crispy or stone baked?[/p][/quote]Looks like he ate the lot. The Lancashire Andrew Stephenson Telegraph really needs to get a grip. globetrot
  • Score: 10

10:43am Sun 10 Aug 14

coates warder says...

jesus...is this the best news this reporter can come up with..she needs to be careful she could end up serving pizzas herself
jesus...is this the best news this reporter can come up with..she needs to be careful she could end up serving pizzas herself coates warder
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Sun 10 Aug 14

watergirl says...

Is this realy what the Pendle MP is paid to do. You should be ashamed
Is this realy what the Pendle MP is paid to do. You should be ashamed watergirl
  • Score: 7

4:50pm Sun 10 Aug 14

phil o'sopher says...

I'm guessing all the topping was on one thin slice and not distributed fairly.
I'm guessing all the topping was on one thin slice and not distributed fairly. phil o'sopher
  • Score: 7

11:07am Mon 11 Aug 14

Cllr R.Smith says...

What is the actual point of this story? Is it that Cllr White is that desperate for press releases that he has our MP who is paid over £65k per year making pizza just to grab a bit of column space.

Can he please deal with his constituents case work rather than making pizza, that's what he's paid to do.
What is the actual point of this story? Is it that Cllr White is that desperate for press releases that he has our MP who is paid over £65k per year making pizza just to grab a bit of column space. Can he please deal with his constituents case work rather than making pizza, that's what he's paid to do. Cllr R.Smith
  • Score: 3

6:51am Tue 12 Aug 14

wet n windy says...

I think the idea is that Andrew Stephenson actually gets involved in the community. Doesn't just swan off on holiday during recess. I'm not his fan boy, just making a point
I think the idea is that Andrew Stephenson actually gets involved in the community. Doesn't just swan off on holiday during recess. I'm not his fan boy, just making a point wet n windy
  • Score: 2

11:31am Tue 12 Aug 14

roseygogs says...

I wont get pizza from there again, found a fingernail in mine because they don't wear gloves! Got an apology, assuring me they would wear them and they still don't!
I wont get pizza from there again, found a fingernail in mine because they don't wear gloves! Got an apology, assuring me they would wear them and they still don't! roseygogs
  • Score: 0

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