Colin Burgon

Former Labour MP for Elmet

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Elmet

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Health
  • Cuba
  • Forensic Science Service
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Seasonal Fruit Pickers

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 14 Jun 2006)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
29 April-6 May 2009, to Cuba with the construction workers' union UCATT, to meet with Cuban trade unionists, government representatives and representatives of civil society, and to visit education and health projects. The visit was paid for by trade union solicitors OH Parsons and Partners. (Registered 29 May 2009)

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