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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice 11 May 2022

    We meet during a cost of living emergency, which is why I am so taken aback that too many Tory MPs in this debate—though there are far too few here now—instead of calling for the action and support that millions of people across our country need, have resorted to Alf Garnett cosplay, ranting about so-called benefit cheats, ranting about asylum seekers and fixating on a single protester...
  • Backbench Business - Childhood Cancer OutcomesBackbench Business 26 Apr 2022

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Gosport (Dame Caroline Dinenage) on securing the debate. I have been receiving emails during the debate from constituents who are delighted that this important subject is being discussed. I want to pay tribute to a family in my constituency—to John and Hayley McGee and their incredible, inspirational daughter Elsa, who sadly passed away from childhood...
  • Online Safety Bill 19 Apr 2022

    I have spoken before about dangerous suicide-related content online. The Minister mentions larger platforms. Will the Government go away and bring back two amendments based on points made by the Samaritans? One would bring smaller platforms within the scope of sanctions, and the second would make the protective aspects of the Bill cover people who are over 18, not just those who are under 18....

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

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 May 2022.

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

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