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As Labour candidate seeking re-election as MP for Birmingham Northfield, it is important that I and my team can keep in touch with constituents about my work and my campaign for re-election, to take up casework on their behalf and ask for views on local issues.

This page explains how I collect and use personal data, the legal basis for doing so and provides information about your rights in respect of your personal data for which I am the data controller. My contact details can be found at the bottom of this notice.

As a Labour candidate, I also have access to other information which I,  or people working with me, will use for campaigning purposes or for communicating with Labour Party members and members of the public. In respect of that information, the Labour Party is the data controller, and you should consult their privacy policy ( for details of what information they hold, why, and how they use and process that information.


Data collection and use

My office will only collect and use personal information for the specific purpose for which it has been obtained.

I will undertake casework and other work using personal information provided by or on behalf of a constituent. It may be necessary for me to share your information with third party organisations where it is necessary and reasonable to do so. I will share only the minimum amount of personal information necessary in order to advocate on your behalf. Please see the “who I share your information with” section for further details. When I or my office undertake this work on your behalf, you may be asked for personal information. In each case, I will ask for your explicit consent to use your information, and I will only use it for the purposes for which you provide it. I will not use personal data for any automated decision-making or profiling.

I may communicate with you by post, email, phone or text message about my work. I have a legal entitlement to the full electoral register for my constituency, which includes the full name and address of every registered elector and I may write to you in connection with my activities.

You may withdraw your consent or unsubscribe at any time from communications in any medium by contacting me using that details at the bottom of the notice.

Who I share your information with

When I take up casework or other work on your behalf, it may be necessary for me to share the details you provide with government departments, local authorities, public bodies and other relevant organisations. I will only share as much information as is necessary to take your case forward. If you have any questions or concerns about how information you provide is used, please contact me for more information.

Other than in the circumstances above, I will not share personal information with other organisations without your explicit consent.

Retention of personal data

I will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this policy. Information relating to casework and other requests will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to resolve or otherwise complete your request. However, I may retain information about closed cases to help me represent you in the event that you contact me again for assistance.

If you have consented to receive information about my work, I will only retain your personal information so long as I am returned as MP for Birmingham Northfield Constituency, or you ask not to be contacted further. I will regularly review the personal information I hold to ensure that its use is necessary and proportionate.

IP addresses and cookies

This site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. I also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies may be used in order to tailor your experience on this site according to the preferences you have specified. Cookies on this website do not contain personally identifiable information, other than your IP address, which itself is only very rarely enough to identify you as an individual.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites.

Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:

  • Obtain copies of the personal information I hold about you (known as a “subject access request”)
  • Request that I correct or update any personal information held about you
  • Ask that I erase or restrict the way in which I use your information
  • Request that personal information you have given your consent for me to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”).

You may opt out of receiving further communications from me in any medium at any time. All requests to unsubscribe are dealt with promptly, and in all cases within two weeks.

If you wish to exercise your rights in respect of your personal data or have any concerns about how your data is used, please contact me:

Richard Burden

Alternatively you have the right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office –