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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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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...
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...
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...
Labour MP for Leeds East
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Richard Burgon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.