Richard Burgon

Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Labour MP for Leeds East


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.

However, Richard Burgon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Burgon voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offenders: Rehabilitation 8 Oct 2019

    Two thirds of women sent to prison get sentences of less than six months. Such sentences are proven to lead to more reoffending, and so create more victims of crime than tried and tested alternatives such as women’s centres. The Justice Secretary and his team know this, but they have chosen to ignore the evidence. Will the Minister tell the House today how many crimes her Department’s own...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Female Offenders: Rehabilitation 8 Oct 2019

    To help with that answer: the Government’s own research says that investment in alternatives would see more than 30,000 fewer crimes every year, an answer the Minister omitted, yet the Tories are deliberately choosing to ignore the evidence and are failing to invest properly in women’s centres and other proven alternatives. Instead, they are chasing “hang ’em and flog ’em”...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Judiciary: Independence 8 Oct 2019

    We have seen the Justice Secretary forced to take to Twitter to defend the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law after recent briefings from No. 10 Downing Street. He may well have to do that again later today, after this morning’s headlines. The Attorney General has briefed the press that he will resign if the Government refuse to adhere to the law demanding an extension to...

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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 of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Prison Officers
  • Prisons: Contracts
  • Legal Aid Scheme
  • Prisons: Staff
  • Carillion

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (since 27 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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

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