Read My September Newsletter


It’s been quite a September for MP’s – and locally in Birmingham Northfield. At the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, Ed Miliband and the Labour Party made important commitments for you in energy, housing, child care, health and jobs. Labour set out how we will build a new future for Britain in 2015.

Locally, you may have also heard that Deloitte were fined £14 million for failing to act in the public interest in the advice they gave to MG Rover and the Phoenix Four. I’m calling for part of this record fine to be given back to those who lost most in the MGR saga – the workers and community.

Finally, this newsletter brings news about on local redevelopment, sustainability and schools, and the publication of my mid-term report to the people of Birmingham Northfield  – which I very much hope you will enjoy reading.

Read the newsletter here.

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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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