Peter Pike Former MP for Burnley and Pendle Interview
We caught up with the former member of parliment for Burnley and Pendle – Peter Leslie Pike who is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was a member of Parliament for Burnley from 1983 until 2005.
1. Are you enjoying retirement ?
I wish I had served one more term – but I am still very busy
2. Are you still involved with the Labour party ?
Yes I am Chair of the Party in Burnley.
3. How do you see social media playing a part in Politics on going and the local community ?
I am not the greatest advocate of these new things – I am 75 but accept they are a part of the world of 2012 and have to be used
4. Do you think the Internet could eventually be used as a way to Vote during a general election ?
I think with adequate safeguards we have to make use of modern methods to vote – we need to increase the number voting