Lib Dem Erin Harvey wins Parliamentary Researcher of the Year

Erin Harvey Parliamentary Researcher of the Year 2011

Photo credit: Paul Heartfield, Federation of Small Businesses.

Erin Harvey, researcher to Liberal Democrat MP Gordon Birtwistle, scooped three prizes at last week’s Dods Parliamentary Researcher of the Year Awards.


Erin Harvey, the Liberal Democrat researcher who previously worked for Susan Kramer before joining the Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle in May, stole the show where she won three of the seven awards; Liberal Democrat Researcher of the Year, the Federation of Small Businesses Award and the Overall Researcher of the Year Award.

Awarding her the Liberal Democrat Researcher of the Year Award, judges were impressed by the extent to which Erin has campaigned to halt the closure of the Childrens Ward at Burnley Hospital.

It was Erin’s proactive and determined approach to secure skills and jobs in Burnley that earned her the Federation of Small Businesses Award. Her achievements included an ambitious project that would see a bridge being built that would link the M60 to an industrial park in the constituency; something that would heavily boost investment and jobs in the area.

In addition to these two awards judges also decided to award Erin Harvey the Overall Researcher of the Year Award.

Erin told Lib Dem Voice:

It’s an amazing honour to win these awards. I used to look into New Palace Yard through the railings when I was younger and wonder what it would be like to work in Parliament…and now I know!

I am so lucky that I get to come to this beautiful place every day to do a job that I enjoy.

Gordon is great to work for and I love being part of the Lib Dem family.

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  • Well done!

  • Tony Greaves 21st Feb '11 - 7:08pm

    Good for Erin. I assume that the story should refer to the M65 rather than the M60 – unless it’s the longest bridge in the UK!

    Tony Greaves

  • And very well deserved too! 🙂

  • Tony Dawson 22nd Feb '11 - 9:31am

    Erin was fabulous to work with in Southport and greatly missed when she went to London to work for Susan Kramer.

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