Richard Burden

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Birmingham, Northfield Labour

Richard Burden’s voting in Parliament

Richard Burden is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Richard Burden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Burden generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Richard Burden generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Richard Burden occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services: Shipping 12 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of non-emergency care in the NHS for non-EEA seafarers employed on UK registered ships in each year since 2009-10.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Pay 11 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2016 to Question 24915, which potential employment protections would protect seafarers from nationality-based pay discrimination.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping: Apprentices 11 Feb 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24913, what assessment he has made of the likely take-up of the (a) deck and (b) other Maritime Trailblazer ratings apprenticeships (i) before and (ii) after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017.

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Northfield

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Transport
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Occupied Territories
  • Telephone Services
  • Highways Agency

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 7 Oct 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (12 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 12 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 252 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Burden’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 475 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 05 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The British Automobile Racing Club
Address of donor: 17 White House Grove, Elvington, York YO41 4AL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two passes to paddock areas of British Touring Car Championship 2015 rounds. two passes to paddock areas of British Touring Car Championship 2015 rounds. The value of these passes on the open market is approx. £800.

Date received: 19 April 2015

Date accepted: 19 April 2015

Donor status: company, registration 05246427

(Registered 22 May 2015)
Name of donor: Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Riverside Park, Colnbrook SL3 0HG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two passes and hospitality for British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 5 July 2015, value £1,088.

Date of receipt of donation: 5 July 2015

Date of acceptance of donation: 5 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 20 July 2015)

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