How Richard Burden voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Richard Burden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Balaam Wood academy in my constituency needs vital rebuilding work in order to secure its future serving one of the most deprived part of Birmingham. It was in line for Building Schools for the Future money, but, as we know, that was scrapped. It is still waiting to hear whether it will get support under the Priority School Building programme, but if schools like that in local authorities try...
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy that the Highways Agency, following its transfer from being a civil service agency to a government-owned company will be liable to pay (a) corporation tax and (b) additional payments of VAT.
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Labour MP for Birmingham, Northfield
Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- International Development
- Work and Pensions
- Occupied Territories
- Middle East
- Telephone Services
Currently held offices
- Shadow Minister (Transport)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (13 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (4 Mar 2009 to 13 Mar 2009)
- Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 238 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 65.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 431 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.
(a) Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
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, 6 July 2014, value £980.
Date of receipt of donation: 6 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration number 1344829
(Registered 21 July 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Sir Joseph Hotung Programme
Address of donor: School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £1,175
Date of visit: 9-13 December 2013
(Registered 18 December 2013)
27 April 2014, I received two passes to Paddock/Grid areas of BTCC
rounds in 2014 from British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC) Administration, 17 White House Grove, Elvington, York YO41 4AL. (Registered 10 April 2014)
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