Antony Higginbotham is MP for Burnley

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Antony Higginbotham is MP for Burnley and a member of the Conservative party.

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Uplifting and inspiring service at @cofelancs Cathedral today - along with others from across #Lancashire, including our wonderful @LancsPolMounted celebrating and honouring 70 magnificent, selfless and wise years on the throne for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

God Save The Queen

At 5:30pm I will be doing a live video Q&A HERE with @RishiSunak on today's cost of living announcements.

If anyone has a question to be read out, post including #MartinRishi. I only have 15mins so must be selective, but will try & cover the common themes

Pls spread word

Big news from @RishiSunak on how local residents will be helped with #CostOfLiving, on top of £150 for Band A-D

☑️ All will see the Energy Bills Support DOUBLED to £400 & will NOT now need to be repaid over coming yrs.
☑️ Those on low incomes will get a further £650 grant


Note on energy profits levy. It's different from Labour's proposal in being much bigger (25% v 10%) and for 3 years; and with very (arguably excessively) generous investment incentive

Windfall tax proposed by @UKLabour would only give households £100 - much less than Government’s measures so far, with more to come👇

💷£150 off council tax bands A-D

⚡️£200 energy bills rebate

⛽️Fuel duty cut

💷£300 NI cut in July

💷£1000 for those on Universal Credit

Lovely to introduce Walter to @SarBritcliffeMP and @antony_hig - two great friends who our little Walt was instantly at ease and happy with.

A good judge of character is our Walt 🥰

☪️ Today Muslims across Burnley and Padiham will be celebrating Eid al-fitr.

Spending time with loved ones and reflecting on the holy period of Ramadan that has just ended.

To all those celebrating tonight across our borough, Eid Mubarak.

#EidAlFitr #EidMubarak

Good meeting at Lancashire County Council this morning with council leader CC Philippa Williamson, & Economic Dev Cabinet Member @AidyRiggottBV.

Lots to discuss inc National Cyber Force in Samlesbury & how we get benefits in Burnley & Padiham, & county levelling up bid 👍🏼

Happy St George’s Day!

England is a great country which has given so much to the world.

I’m proud to be English 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Wishing all across Burnley, Padiham & our villages a very happy Easter Sunday.

This year is particularly special with the religious holidays of Easter ✝️, Ramadan ☪️, & Passover ✡️ all falling together. Whichever you’re celebrating, I hope it is a period of hope, thanks & joy.

Today I met my friend President @ZelenskyyUa in Kyiv as a show of our unwavering support for the people of Ukraine.

We're setting out a new package of financial & military aid which is a testament of our commitment to his country's struggle against Russia’s barbaric campaign.

We welcome @BorisJohnson in Kyiv, the first G7 leader to arrive in Ukraine since the beginning of the large-scale war. We are strengthening our union of democracies.
Be brave, like Boris.
Be brave, like Ukraine.

⚡️⚡️British PM Boris Johnson meets with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on April 9, in what appears to be an unannounced visit.

Source: Andrij Sybiha, deputy head of Zelensky's administration.

Labour had a choice today. They voted against our plan to tackle illegal channel crossings through the Nationality & Borders Bill.

Keir Starmer and Labour have #NoPlan to reform and strengthen our borders, whilst we're getting on with the job.


Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko welcomes UK support.

The UK will continue to work with out international partners and allies to support Ukraine in its self defence and keep the financial pressure on Putin and his circle.

This evening I spoke to President @ZelenskyyUa. The heroism of the President and his people in the defence of their country is awe-inspiring.

We are clear – Russia must be isolated diplomatically and financially. I welcome increased willingness to exclude Russia from SWIFT.

Loving these guys. And proud to see them wearing UK uniforms and carrying UK NLAW missiles. We’ll keep supporting them & last night @BWallaceMP did amazing work encouraging many more countries around Europe to do likewise. 🇬🇧🇺🇦

Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 @IAPonomarenko

Talk about the Ukrainian morale

Putin is trying to take the world back to a place where a country is only sovereign for as long as a bigger neighbour deems it so, & where brute force is an accepted means of changing borders.

He cannot and will not succeed. His actions must bring the most severe consequences

Foreign Secretary @trussliz is absolutely right. This is a serious escalation by Russia & the Kremlin, & shows the disregard they have for diplomacy & the sovereignty of a European nation.
A swift response, coordinated with allies, is needed to deter Russia from going further

Liz for Leader @trussliz

My statement condemning Russia’s recognition of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ as independent states 👇

Delighted that @antony_hig is supporting the #DownSyndromeBill, which passed its Third Reading in the @HouseofCommons on Friday 4th February. This Bill is a world first, and will now move to the @UKHouseofLords. @NDSPolicyGroup #DownSyndrome #DownSyndromeBill

Ace afternoon at @BurnleyCollege, talking to apprentices & employers during #NationalApprenticeshipWeek.

✅ All at different levels but also all hugely positive about choosing an apprenticeship because of the skills and experience it brings.

💻 More at

Congratulations to HM The Queen on 70 years of selfless service to our nation and the whole Commonwealth.

What an extraordinary achievement.

✍️ On the eve of the 70th anniversary of her Accession to the throne, The Queen has written a message thanking the public and her family for their support, and looking forward to #PlatinumJubilee celebrations over the coming year. #HM70

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