Richard Burden

Birmingham, Northfield Labour

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How Richard Burden voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Richard Burden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Palestinian Authority 9 Apr 2014

    Is the Minister aware that the World Bank has said that area C of the west bank, particularly the Jordan valley, is vital to the future economic viability of a Palestinian state? Presumably that is why the Department is looking to fund infrastructure projects there. What is his view of the fact that illegal Israeli planning restrictions are stopping those infrastructure projects being built,...
  • Written Answers — Transport: Driving: Licensing 8 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new drivers had their licences revoked as a result of insurance offences in each year since 2010.
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Driving: Licensing 8 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 372W, on driving: licensing, how many drivers who received driving convictions within their two year probation period undertook speed awareness courses in each year since 2010.

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Northfield


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Topics of interest

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

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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 417 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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, 30 June 2013, value £980.
Date of receipt of donation: 30 June 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 30 June 2013
Donor status: company, registration number 1344829
(Registered 23 July 2013)
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
Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel
Date of visit: 9-13 December 2013
Purpose of visit: fact-finding All-Party Parliamentary Group on Britain-Palestine delegation organized by Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU).
(Registered 18 December 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
8 April 2013, I received two passes to Paddock/Grid areas of BTCC rounds in 2013 from British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) Administration, 17 White House Grove, Elvington, York YO41 4AL. (Registered 30 April 2013)

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