I would like to comment on letters and articles that have appeared regarding people, groups and political parties etc taking credit for progress (negative or otherwise) in Burnley and Padiham.
I worked in an industrial environment for 50 years and one gets used to this sort of thing happening. The towns are only getting a share of the wealth they created over the last 150 years or so.
13 years or so ago a lot of people in the political establishment had their feathers ruffled by various events, which caused the electorate to vote for who they thought would do the most good at the time and it changed the political landscape for a long time.
Having said this, we are now back in the position of 13 years ago and who can say if this will be a good or bad thing? Time will tell but a lot of people are “floating voters” and are not blind or deaf to what is going on around them and at the end of the day, human nature will dictate how they will cast their vote. Perhaps in some areas a block vote could be used to ruffle some more feathers.
Mr A. Husband