New Year Newsletter


My New Year Newsletter gives an update on national issues from rising rail fares to foodbanks and further education, as well as my ongoing campaigns on MG Rover and rip off phone rates. There are also updates on my local activity over Christmas and news of exciting upcoming events that I am hosting in the constituency.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s update, and remember you can also sign up to recieve the monthly newsletter straight to your email account.

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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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