About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Richard Burgon) represents you, and all of the people who live in Leeds East, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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 and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Members of Parliament (Oil and Gas Companies) Bill: Second Reading – Richard Burgon. Private Members' Bills
  • Disability Benefits 26 Mar 2024

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi) on securing this crucial debate. To boil the debate down to its essence, the situation that disabled people in our constituencies and across the country are facing can be summed up like this: too often, disabled people are scapegoated. Too often, they are treated like dirt. The social security system does not give disabled...
  • Disability Benefits 26 Mar 2024

    The hon. Member has eloquently set out an excellent example of how the system puts disabled people into an appalling situation, as we see in our constituency surgeries. The United Nations special rapporteurs described the UK’s current policy and practice as “a pervasive framework and rhetoric that devalues disabled people”, which tells disabled people that they are “undeserving...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 17 January 2022, Richard Burgon Campaigns Ltd. (Registered 28 March 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor. (Registered 06 June 2015)
From 16 April 2020, unpaid Director of Richard Burgon Campaigns Ltd, a company established for my campaign to be Labour’s Deputy Leader and which continues to help deliver my campaigns work. (Registered 24 March 2023)
From 22 November 2018, unpaid Chair of the Brazil Solidarity Initiative, a network established to campaign for human rights in Brazil. (Registered 24 March 2023)

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