East Lancashire’s new cohort of MPs have been getting to work on their first days in their new jobs – from speaking for their cause to going to the football.

The region has seen an entirely fresh batch of Members of Parliament, after all six incumbents were defeated in the July 4 poll.

Since being announced as victorious in the early hours of Friday, some of the new MPs have been quick to get to work representing their constituencies.

It was almost a clean sweep for Labour in East Lancashire, taking Burnley, Hyndburn, the Ribble Valley, Rossendale & Darwen and Pendle & Clitheroe from the Conservatives, however the shock win by pro-Gaza independent Adnan Hussain in Blackburn stopped it from being a night to cherish.

Sir Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minister after a landslide victorySir Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minister after a landslide victory (Image: PA)

New Hyndburn MP Sarah Smith was one of the first to get stuck into the role. Ahead of her first trip to the Houses of Parliament today she took in the Accrington Stanley vs Blackburn Rovers friendly at the Wham Stadium on Saturday.

She said: “Key first constituency engagement - off to see [Accrington Stanley] vs Blackburn Rovers. Loving the new strip.”

Burnley’s new MP Oliver Ryan was similarly chomping at the bit, sharing a photo of himself stood in front of Big Ben on Sunday.

The Labour man, who defeated Antony Higginbotham, said: “First day, cracking on!”

It was an early start today for the Ribble Valley’s new Labour MP Maya Ellis, who was making the first of what will be many train journeys down to Westminster from the constituency.

Posting on X at 5.42am, she said: “Trains to London destined to always be part of my life. Alas, too early for Greggs.”

Posting on Facebook over the weekend, Blackburn MP Adnan Hussain was quick to continue his key campaign message on the plight of Palestinian people in Gaza.

New Blackburn MP Adnan HussainNew Blackburn MP Adnan Hussain (Image: Nq)

He said: “All arms sales to Israel must be challenged with immediacy by the incoming government.

“Calls for a ceasefire this late… are empty and meaningless. Real and decisive action is required.”

His comments followed new Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer’s conversations with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he repeated calls for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the release of hostages, and an increase of aid to civilians in Gaza, and asserted Palestine’s “undeniable right to statehood”.

New Rossendale & Darwen MP Andy MacNae said he is busy sorting out a constituency office and support staff, while Pendle & Clitheroe MP Jonathan Hinder said he “can’t wait to get to work”.