Calling all supporters: I need your help


We all know how fed up people can be with the way the world of politics can seem. Often it can feel like political parties are speaking a different language and bombarding you with buzz words.

In 2010, at the last general election 40% of those eligible chose not to vote at all in our constituency. That’s why I need your help.

I need your help to help me reach all those people who are not engaged in politics – to show them why having a say is so important.

Whether you’ve been one of the many local people that I have supported in casework, or if you support Labour policies like freezing energy bills, cutting tuition fees, or a guaranteed job for people who have been out of work for a long time – it would be great if you could get in touch to let me know why you’re voting.

You can do this either by Facebook, Twitter or email (

You can also help by sharing my posts to your friends or donating via PayPal to my re-election campaign – every £1 helps to get the message out.

Most importantly you can make sure your friends and family are registered to vote. All you need to do is share this link:

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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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You can reach me by email at or use the form on the Contact page to send me a message.