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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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Recent appearances

  • Education Route Map: Covid-19 25 Feb 2021

    Last month, just one day after sending millions of children and staff back into schools to mix, the Prime Minister did a U-turn. He decided that it was too dangerous and that, in his words, schools were “vectors of transmission”. Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, but that is what the Government are doing...
  • Education Return and Awarding Qualifications in 2021 25 Feb 2021

    On Monday, the very day the Prime Minister announced his “big bang” school return, the minutes of SAGE scientific advisers were published. They recommend a phased reopening of schools. Another group of Government scientific advisers warns that full school reopenings could increase R by up to 60%. The devolved Administrations are listening to that evidence and taking a phased approach....
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Test and Trace Support Payment 23 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have applied for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment since it was introduced, broken down by the smallest available geographical unit for which data is available.

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £30,000 towards my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 10 February 2020

Date accepted: 10 February 2020

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 March 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 towards my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 20 February 2020

Date accepted: 20 February 2020

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 March 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Use of a room (office space) during my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party, value £3,000

Date received: 5 February 2020 to 4 April 2020

Date accepted: 5 February 2020

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 04 March 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor. (Registered 06 June 2015)

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