General Election 2024

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About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Richard Burgon) represents you, and all of the people who live in Leeds East, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

What you can do


Llafur MP ar gyfer Leeds East

Aeth i mewn i'r Tŷ'r Cyffredin ar 8 Mai 2015 — Etholiad cyffredinol

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Themau o ddiddordeb

Richard Burgon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • HM Treasury
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Prison Officers
  • Prisons: Contracts
  • Legal Aid Scheme
  • Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Prisons: Staff

Swyddogaethau cyfredol

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 6 Gor 2020)

Swyddogaethau eraill yn y gorffennol

  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Mai 2020 to 22 Chw 2021)
  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (27 Meh 2016 to 6 Ebr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Treasury) (18 Med 2015 to 27 Meh 2016)
  • Member, Justice Committee ( 6 Gor 2015 to 26 Hyd 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Ymddangosiadau diweddar

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation 21 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2024 to Question 25289 on Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) holding and (b) collecting data on the provision of vision rehabilitation support.
  • Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report 16 May 2024

    The hon. Gentleman is making an important point about finding a resolution. It has been over 1,000 days since the ombudsman found the Government guilty of maladministration. We have heard the shocking figure that a WASPI woman dies every 13 minutes, which means that over 100,000 affected women have passed away since the ombudsman’s finding. I am sure the hon. Gentleman will agree that we...

Mwy o ymddangosiadau diweddar Richard Burgon

Register of Members’ Interests

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View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

Last updated: 13 Mai 2024.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Name of company or organisation: Richard Burgon Campaigns Ltd
Interest held: from 17 January 2022
(Registered 28 March 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.
(Registered 6 June 2015)
Unpaid Director of Richard Burgon Campaigns Ltd, a company established for my campaign to be Labour’s Deputy Leader and which continues to help deliver my campaigns work.
Date interest arose: 16 April 2020
(Registered 24 March 2023)
Unpaid Chair of the Brazil Solidarity Initiative, a network established to campaign for human rights in Brazil.
Date interest arose: 22 November 2018
(Registered 24 March 2023)

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