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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: 29 Sep 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Richard Burgon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Richard Burgon’s full vote analysis page for more.
A few months ago, the Conservative party was clapping public sector workers. Now it is cutting the pay of millions. This crisis should not be paid for on the backs of the working class, but it is. Over 2 million people are now paid less than the minimum wage—up fivefold. Sick pay is so low that people are forced to choose between their health and putting food on the table, and millions of...
What recent steps he has taken with the Home Secretary to ensure UK Government compliance with international human rights law in the handling of deportation cases.
The Julian Assange case is just one of many recent cases that have led to greater public discussion of the issue of extradition between the US and the UK in recent years. There are concerns across the House about our country’s extradition treaty with the USA. One is that the US can request extradition in circumstances Britain cannot, something the Prime Minister labelled “unbalanced”...
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: 23 Nov 2020.