The upcoming general election is a complicated issue in Burnley.

While Labour's Julie Cooper, previous MP, won with a comfortable majority of 6,353, there is a sense of anger around the party's approach to Brexit - an issue which threatens to overshadow all others.

Burnley, like much of Lancashire, voted to leave the EU in the referendum. This has meant that, along with the fact many feel they couldn't stomach voting for the Conservatives, some people are absolutely convinced of the need for a wider change to two-party politics - while others are just confused.

You can read our guide to General Election 2019 in Burnley here.

I started off door knocking. There were plenty of cars down Ormerod Road and three signs outside houses calling on people to re-elect Labour MP Julie Cooper. Seeing as they were passionate enough to put a sign outside their own house, surely one of them would talk to me?

Will Olwden says he has become completely detached from politics and doesn't feel that his vote will make a difference.

The next two doors open but as soon as I mention the election there are shakes of the head coming my way before the doors are closed.

I give up on door knocking before I'm mistaken for a canvasser after that and head into town.

Fortunately, Will Olwden wants to talk to me.

The 39-year-old manages the Vaping Store on Keir Road and says that he has become completely disenfranchised towards political matters.

"I didn't even realise that there was a General Election on," he told LancsLive.

"We are supposed to elect people into office to work for us but it never seems to work that way, they promise everything and when they get there we go on suffering.

"It annoys me so much to the point that I'm not even bothering to vote, I'm just trying to get on with my life, think about my wife and my kids.

"I have eight kids and one grandkid that I need to think about. I'm just one man, how can I make a difference to that man in the big house?"

Robert Robinson has branded the Labour Party "anarchists in suites."

I went on to talk to Lee Keeing who is 20-years-old.

Like a lot of people in the town, he voted for Labour in the 2017 election, giving Julie Cooper her seat by a margin of 6,353 votes.

He won't be voting for them this time.

"I voted for them last time, it was just something that made sense to me at the time," said Mr Keeing.

"At the moment I don't really understand it all, its a bit of a mess. I don't even know who else is standing."

It's a similar theme, 41-year-old Rachel Russell who works in Human Resources was a traditional Labour voter but wants to put her vote elsewhere.

She said: "Honestly I don't know who to vote for.

"My priority is fighting climate change and Brexit is just driving me mad because of the amount of money we have wasted on it.

"I used to vote for Labour but I'm going to vote for another candidate this time, the Greens or the Lib Dems.

"The Lib Dems are remain, that quite appeals to me because there is so much money being wasted on Brexit.

"I'm sick of Labour and the Conservatives, neither of their leaders appeal to me, I'm losing interest in the whole thing unfortunately."

Signs of support for Julie Cooper were still seen all around Burnley.

Terry Marsden, working on the till at the Pendleside Hospice charity shop seems to be even more uninterested than Rachel. 

"I don't think any are very good," he says with a shake of the head.

"I don't think I'm going to vote for anyone, there's no point, I don't believe anything any of them say.

"This should be a safe Labour seat though because people are struggling so much."

He's right. Two of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country are in Burnley. But the issue of Brexit, with the lies and division it has created has left a lot of the public struggling to trust any party leader.

Emma Gant is also a traditional Labour supporter but will be giving her vote over to another party at this election.

She said: "I don't trust Labour and I'm never going to vote Conservative.

"I'm mostly concerned by NHS and school funding but the promises Labour have made are just not realistic and I don't want to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.

"I have no idea who to vote for."

Robert Robinson is 56 and about to start busking in the town centre when I have a chat with him.

He tells me that he spoiled his ballot at the last election as a protest against the Labour party.

He is furious that they continue to block any Brexit deals.

He said: "Labour don't really care about the people of Burnley. They are all anarchists in suits.

"The people of Burnley voted for Brexit and the continual blocking by Julie Cooper and her expenses are the reason I will be voting for the Brexit Party.

"I don't know how she shows her face around here.

"I feel betrayed and I feel let down."