May Newsletter from Richard Burden MP


If a week is a long time in politics, there can be no doubt we have seen a great deal of change in the last four!

As the 2014-2015 Parliament begins, I’m very pleased to send local people May’s newsletter, which has updates on work in Westminster and Birmingham Northfield. This update covers local and national news – from the recent local and European elections, to voting for the first new railway north of London in over a hundred years (HS2), and Labour’s opposition to the Government’s risky reforms to taxi and minicab law. There are also updates on green waste in Birmingham, MG Rover Pensions, and a truly heart-warming story about a couple in Kings Norton.

I hope you enjoy reading this month’s news and remember you can also sign up to receive 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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