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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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 a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Richard Burden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain 28 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has recieved about the imprisonment and welfare of (a) Dr Abduljalil Alsingace and (b) other political prisoners; and what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Bahrain about those matters.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum 27 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have (a) applied and (b) successfully resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to date; what the origin was of each applicant; which local authorities are participating in the scheme; and what the cost of the scheme has been to date.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain 27 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote (a) press freedom and (b) other human rights in Bahrain.

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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 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 225 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 66.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 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") 443 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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