Richard Burden

MP, Birmingham, Northfield

Birmingham, Northfield Labour

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How Richard Burden voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Richard Burden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Schedule 3 — Transfer schemes 26 Jan 2015

    Toward the end of his remarks, the Minister praised members of the Bill Committee and adopted a consensual approach, so perhaps I shall start in the same vein. I, too, thank all those who have contributed to debate on the Bill as it has gone through its various stages. In particular, I add my thanks to Labour’s team in the other place for the improvements they sought, and in some cases...
  • Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 13 — Cycling and Walking Investment Strategies 26 Jan 2015

    Time is clearly short, so I will be as brief as I can be in having to cover a wide range of amendments and issues. The Minister began by mentioning the walking and cycling issues covered by the amendments and new clauses. For too long, walking and cycling have been an afterthought in transport policy, given attention only when the end of the list is reached and the tick needs to be put in the...
  • Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 13 — Cycling and Walking Investment Strategies 26 Jan 2015

    I should like to press the Minister to clarify Government amendment 116. From what he has said, it seems that the intention is to put the TUPE principles into the Bill. The amendment contains the words “constructive dismissal”. It seems to me—this is certainly the advice we have had—that that is inappropriate. Will he look again?

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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
  • Transport
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Occupied Territories
  • Telephone Services
  • Palestine

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)

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  • Has spoken in 51 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 224 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 66.64% 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") 440 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(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) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 9 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
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, 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)
11. Miscellaneous
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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