Labour MP for East Leeds. Leeds born and bred. Secretary of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs🌹 E-mail for constituents: richard@richardburgon.com

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Joined April 2012
The new Health Secretary has been getting paid £1,500 an HOUR over the last year for his second job and for his third job too. Today I told him that he has absolutely no right to deny NHS staff a proper pay rise. He didn't like it.
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NEW: @Survation poll of Red Wall voters for @We_OwnIt finds *overwhelming* support for public ownership. Good for people, good for the planet & good politics. At Labour Conference 2022, we'll challenge Labour's Leadership to stand with the many, or the few ✊🏾✊🏼
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🚨BREAKING🚨 Our new polling with @Survation shows that Red Wall voters OVERWHELMINGLY support public ownership. 🚊 Rail: 68% 💧 Water: 70% 💡 Energy: 68% 🏥 NHS: 80% 📮 Royal Mail: 68% 🚍 Buses: 67% mirror.co.uk/news/politics/r…
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Rishi Sunak recently said it’d be “silly” to help people more with their energy bills. Sunak was today added to the UK Rich List with a family fortune of £730 MILLION It'd take the average UK worker 21,000 years to earn that. The Tories really don't care about people like you.
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Wealth Tax Now!
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Great meeting yesterday with @RichardBurgon, Christine Blower, and a bunch of dedicated activists! Lots of good discussion about where the Labour Party is now and how we can push socialist policies both inside and outside the party, and the need to fight on all fronts
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I put an amendment down to the Tory Queen's Speech calling on the government to introduce a Wealth Tax Bill to raise taxes on the very wealthiest in our society. This is needed more then ever.
Sunday Times Rich List 2022: UK has a record number of billionaires news.sky.com/story/sunday-ti…
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New figures out today show that the number of billionaires in Britain is now at record levels. Britain's billionaires increased their wealth by over £150 million per DAY over the last year. Let's fight for a Wealth Tax on the super-rich!
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Instead of taking action to address the cost-of-living crisis and injustices like racism and climate breakdown, the government want to stop people sounding the alarm💥 My latest for @LabourOutlook👇🏾 bit.ly/3wuSdkq
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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak act as if there are no answers to this cost of living crisis. That's not true. We need an emergency budget. Here's an extract of my response to the #QueensSpeech.
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When the #ClimateJustice movement warns that inaction by rich countries, oil + gas giants and billionaires effectively leads to climate 'sacrifice zones', this is what it looks like. Desperate people taking to rivers just to survive the unbearable 50C India/Pakistan heatwave👇
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Instead of tackling injustices, the Government is clamping down on the basic freedoms people have to challenge Tory attacks on people's living standards and on our planet. I'm backing this Amendment to kick out the new Public Order Bill when it comes to Parliament next week.
The Public Order Bill is a continuation of the Government's assault on the right to protest, further criminalising people who call for the change we need and ramping up police powers to restrict demonstrations. I've tabled a reasoned amendment to throw it out next week.
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A nice surprise that my train to Bristol today is named after Leeds United’s very own John Charles! We need some of that John Charles spirit on Sunday… #mot #waccoe #alaw
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The Public Order Bill is a continuation of the Government's assault on the right to protest, further criminalising people who call for the change we need and ramping up police powers to restrict demonstrations. I've tabled a reasoned amendment to throw it out next week.
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Cost of living crisis is causing a growing cost of food crisis. Recent surveys showing 7 million people & 3 million children missing meals are shocking. Today I asked the Government to bring in price controls for a basket of basic food stuffs. Minister rejected.
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BREAKING 📰 : Royal Mail Group announce huge profits of £758m This profit was earned off the backs of our members hard work. RT if you back a no strings attached pay rise for postal workers.
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In France people have been protected against soaring energy bills by a price cap that's limited increases to just 4% - instead of 54% here! There is an alternative to sky-high energy bills: Windfall Taxes, proper price caps and public ownership.
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Proud to address the @CityUnison rally organised by cleaners and caterers at @CityUniLondon demanding their outsourced jobs are brought back in house! These workers deserve equality, dignity and in house employment. And they’re determined to get it. #InHouseInCity
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Tonight I voted for an emergency budget. A chance to get urgent financial help to people who are in desperate need. A chance to really help people with their soaring energy bills. A chance to ensure every kid has enough to eat. The Tories voted it down.
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The Tory Queen's Speech was a nod to the elite and an insult to workers and families in dire need of Government support. Abandoning ordinary people is a political choice. The Tories are the party of the 1%.
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Workers' wages are not causing inflation. Workers should not have their wages targeted to tackle inflation. There should be price caps to stop firms hiking prices just to make even more profit. We need to put an end to the corporate greed that's making life so hard for people.
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