Fair Play


Fair Play – Border Busters Forum Consultation

On Friday 18th July Richard attended a consultation event organised by the Border Busters Extended Schools cluster. A group of 10 year olds from across the Longbridge and Northfield areas discussed the questions in the Department for Children, Schools and Families ‘Fair Play’ consultation.

Richard said:

‘The young people involved all came up with some really good ideas for ways in which their community spaces could be made to feel safer and more fun to play in. I’ll be feeding their ideas back to the Children’s Secretary, Ed Balls, as part of the national consultation process.’


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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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