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Labour MP for Birmingham, Northfield
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 7 Oct 2013) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Richard Burden voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Health, Work and Pensions, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Israel, Middle East, Occupied Territories, Telephone Services, Palestine
(based on written questions asked by Richard Burden and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Water Bill Committee (8 out of 11)
- Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Social Security Fraud Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Transport: Driving Tests (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2013, Official Report, column 190W, on driving tests, what losses were incurred to his Department during the procurement process; for what reason an investigation into the conduct of officials engaged in the procurement process was required; and if he will publish the results of that investigation.”
- Written Answers — Transport: Large Goods Vehicles (9 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2013, Official Report, column 1051W, on large goods vehicles, for what reason his assessment that longer semi-trailers are able to match the performance of existing semi-trailers differs from the assessments in paragraphs 23 and 24 of his Department's consultation on the possibility of allowing an increase in...”
- Business of the House (5 Dec 2013)
“Hundreds of thousands of people will have to use food banks this Christmas, so I welcome the fact that there will be a debate them. Will the Leader of the House ask the Prime Minister to attend that debate? To support the case for that, perhaps he could use today’s Daily Mirror, in which Sara Broadbent, who has just had her hours cut from 16 to five, says: “David Cameron lives...”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 218 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 63.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 405 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£14,988 (430th)||£21,061 (342nd)||£19,664 (400th)||£20,360||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£18,084 (370th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£16,724 (104th)|
|Office running costs||£20,574 (189th)||£12,339 (530th)||£20,515 (277th)||£19,797||£19,287 (joint 154th with 1 other)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,008 (365th)||£18,100 (235th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,357 (259th)||£96,412 (45th)||£87,177 (181st)||£84,027||£70,100 (375th)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,387 (267th)||£46,231 (307th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,366 (349th)||£12,945 (43rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£8,909 (247th)1||£11,195 (176th)2||£7,441 (326th)||£6,663||£8,891 (379th)||£8,633 (379th)||£8,510 (joint 396th with 1 other)||£6,933 (372nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£1,152 (62nd)||£536 (198th)||£511 (218th)||£418||£614 (253rd)||£890 (178th)||£1,114 (147th)||£765 (joint 168th with 1 other)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£1,576 (70th)||£1,738 (75th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,616 (212th)||£664 (joint 382nd with 3 others)||£831 (351st)||£1,233||£2,537 (72nd)||£1,386 (142nd)||£1,156 (271st)||£1,444 (187th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,389 (314th)||£1,581 (483rd)||£2,839||£7,876 (67th)||£2,112 (joint 388th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,450 (36th)||£1,526 (12th)||£137||£1,973 (joint 124th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 117th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 116th with 1 other)||£1,973 (joint 111th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£12,565 (5th)||£3,523 (40th)||£9,201 (14th)||£1,453||£0||£0||£275 (83rd)||£0|
|Total||£170,102 (76th)||£164,252 (54th)||£148,447 (113th)||£136,927||£132,180 (147th)||£119,900 (316th)||£116,145 (252nd)||£92,170 (230th)|