Richard Burgon

MP, Leeds East

Leeds East Labour

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.

However, Richard Burgon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Burgon generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Richard Burgon generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Richard Burgon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • General Practitioners
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Reoffenders
  • Bedford Prison

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (since 27 Jun 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Richard Burgon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 99 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.51% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 58 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport with a total value of £768.72

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Date of visit: 15–19 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 09 March 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor. (Registered 06 June 2015)

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