Richard Burgon

Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

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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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Prisons Policy/HMP Long Lartin 12 Oct 2017

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on prisons policy and the recent disturbance in Her Majesty’s Prison Long Lartin.
  • Prisons Policy/HMP Long Lartin 12 Oct 2017

    I thank the Minister for his remarks. It is unfortunate that the Secretary of State has more pressing problems than prison disturbances and the axing of Conservative manifesto prisons policy, which I shall come on to shortly. Last night’s disturbance at HMP Long Lartin marks another low point in the prisons policy of this Government. The House will no doubt recall the frightening scenes...

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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
  • Prisons: Construction
  • Personal Injury: Compensation
  • General Practitioners
  • Stocks and Shares

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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Richard Burgon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 124 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 91.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 60 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: Grove Hall, 60 College Road, Wakefield WF1 3RN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor. (Registered 06 June 2015)

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