Richard Burden

MP, Birmingham, Northfield

Birmingham, Northfield Labour

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How Richard Burden voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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 26 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on introducing a resolution condemning Bahrain's human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council; and if he will make a statement.
  • Gaza — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] 25 Feb 2015

    I congratulate my hon. Friend who secured the debate. I spent four years with him on the Select Committee on International Development trying to avoid having to pronounce the name of his constituency. I will not mess that up by making another attempt now. I have to say that I was a little confused by my hon. Friend’s contribution, because he started off talking about the need to move...
  • Gaza — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] 25 Feb 2015

    I am not aware of that particular organisation. I am aware that the Israeli Government have queried the figures compiled by a number of respected international organisations. I assume that that is what my hon. Friend is referring to. Operation Protective Edge and the war last year was an appalling thing, but the real tragedy of Gaza is what goes on. It means that farmers can be shot and are...

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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
  • Bahrain

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, West Midlands Regional Select Committee (3 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Trade & Industry (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 220 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 66.50% 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") 447 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 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 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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