Have your say on the future of housing in Birmingham


Labour in Birmingham has set up a policy commission to look at the future of housing in Birmingham and we want to hear from you.

Whether you are a council or housing association tenant, renting in the private sector or a home owner. We want to know your views online at

Fuel bills announcement


I welcome today’s Government announcement of a £1billion package to help families cut their fuel bills. These measures will make a real difference for people – including many of my constituents in Northfield. I am particularly pleased that these programmes will be funded primarily by a £910 million contribution from the energy companies. As you may know, I am one of several Labour MPs who have...

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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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