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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: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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The first line of a new report warning of up to 120,000 additional coronavirus deaths this winter states: “July and August must be a period of intense preparation” to prevent such a scenario. Will the Government schedule an urgent debate so that the public can know if the Government are undertaking such intense preparation, and to show they have learned the lessons from their handling of...
What plans he has to improve links between probation services and (a) local employers, (b) adult education colleges, (c) health authorities and (d) jobcentres.
The Government were warned repeatedly that privatising probation would be a disaster—that it would cost more and leave the public less safe. The Government not only ignored those warnings but spent years ignoring the mounting evidence of their failed policy. They have practically had to be dragged kicking and screaming to finally agree to reverse this catastrophic privatisation. If they...
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: 20 Jul 2020.