Richard Burden

Richard Burden


Birmingham, Northfield



Address as

Mr Burden

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 2318


No constituency office published
Tel: 0121-477 7746


Electoral history

Contested Meriden 1987 general election. Member for Birmingham Northfield 1992-2010, for Birmingham, Northfield (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010

Parliamentary career

PPS to Jeffrey Rooker: as Minister of State and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1997-99, as Minister of State, Department of Social Security 1999-2001; Adviser on motor sports to Richard Caborn, as Minister of State for Sport 2002-07

Party groups

Founder member, Bedale Labour Party 1980; Labour Middle East Council: Executive member, Vice-chair 1994-95; Member, Co-operative Party; Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform: Chair 1996-98, Vice-chair 1998-; Member, Fabian Society; Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East 2009-: Policy chair 2009-11, Vice-chair 2011-

Select committees

Member: Trade and Industry 2001-05, International Development 2005-, Quadripartite (Committees on Strategic Export Controls)/Arms Export Controls 2006-; Chair: West Midlands 2009-10

Political interests

Industrial policy – especially motor and motorsport industries, poverty, health, constitution, electoral reform, regeneration, regional government, international development, community empowerment

Countries of interest

Middle East, Europe

General Election 2010 - Birmingham, Northfield

Name Party Votes %
Burden, Richard Lab 16841 40.21%
Huxtable, Keely Con 14059 33.57%
Dixon, Mike Lib Dem 6550 15.64%
Orton, Leslie BNP 2290 5.47%
Borthwick, John UKIP 1363 3.26%
Pearce, Susan Green 406 0.97%
Rodgers, Dick Common Good 305 0.73%
Result Lab Hold (6.64% from Lab to Con)