Richard Burden

MP, Birmingham, Northfield

Birmingham, Northfield Labour

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How Richard Burden voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Richard Burden hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Birmingham Schools 22 Jul 2014

    The Clarke and Kershaw reviews showed serious failings by Birmingham city council going back many years and not confined to one administration. Although it is right that the city council has apologised and said it will co-operate with the findings of both reviews, in the light of concerns raised in both reviews about the Department, why is the Secretary of State so relaxed that her own...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    For the avoidance of doubt, will the Prime Minister agree that the targeting of civilians or wilful disregard for the lives of civilians is a crime, whether those civilians are flying in a civilian aircraft, sheltering in their homes in south Israel or sheltering in their homes in Gaza? Is he aware that Israel has a history of using UK-supplied arms and components in contravention of the EU...
  • [Philip Davies in the Chair] — Backbench business — Middle East and North Africa 17 Jul 2014

    How does the hon. Gentleman know that Hamas knew about the proposal? Who put it to Hamas? What was its response? And at what time of the night did that happen?

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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
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 228 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 65.97% 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") 425 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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)
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
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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