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Richard Burgon’s voting in Parliament

Richard Burgon is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Last updated: 21 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Richard Burgon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    Are not tax cuts for the richest and bigger bonuses for bankers the classic trickle-down con trick? The wealth will not trickle down. In fact, it will be sucked up into fewer and fewer hands. Will the Chancellor not admit that that is what this statement is designed to do? The Tories are acting like Robin Hood in reverse, taking from the poor and giving to the rich. Is that not appalling when...
  • Business of the House 22 Sep 2022

    A 1993 rule introduced by the then Government said that inheritance tax does not have to be paid on the transfer of assets from one sovereign to another. At the time, the then Leader of the Opposition, the late John Smith, asked: “although it is accepted that assets held by the Queen as sovereign should not be liable to inheritance tax, will the Prime Minister explain why all private assets...
  • Shale Gas Extraction 22 Sep 2022

    The Secretary of State talks about fracking being in the national interest, but the truth is that fracking is in the corporate interest, which is why this Government are pursuing it. This is going to do nothing to lower people’s energy bills. Renewables are nine times cheaper than gas. At the time when we should be moving away from and ending our reliance on gas, is this push not really...

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Labour MP for Leeds East

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Burgon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Prison Officers
  • Prisons: Contracts
  • Legal Aid Scheme
  • Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Prisons: Staff

Currently held offices

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 6 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (11 May 2020 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (27 Jun 2016 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor. (Registered 06 June 2015)

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