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Lib Dems take target seat where Clegg promised a re-opened A&E

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Lib Dem Gordon Birtwistle has taken Burnley.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg had visited Burnley, saying the party had a “firm commitment” to restoring the accident and emergency facility at Burnley Hospital.

Mr Clegg told a meeting in the Labour stronghold savings could be made elsewhere in the NHS to restore the service at the general, run by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

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