Burden voted towards his personal Labour authorities on just a few events, most notably on the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the 2005 anti-terror invoice, which included a provision to carry terrorist suspects for 90 days with out trial.
He was current on the assembly in Birmingham with the Labour authorities’s leaders Tony Blair and Gordon Brown together with Tony Woodley on 8 April 2005 when the way forward for MG Rover was determined. The Labour authorities determined to not give additional help to MG Rover and consequently the corporate entered into administrative receivership, with 6,500 staff being made redundant along with many different staff of its automotive dealerships and part suppliers within the United Kingdom. Burden, because the MP for Northfield which included Longbridge, raised the difficulty in Parliament occasionally, in relation to the native financial system, jobs and abilities.
His Birmingham Northfield constituency was lengthy dominated by the native automotive producer MG Rover, which went into administration after negotiations with Chinese automotive producer Shanghai Automotive failed in April 2005. The website has since been bought to Chinese automotive firm Nanjing Automotive.
Following the 2001 normal election Burden grew to become a member of the Trade and Industry Select Committee, and after the 2005 election moved to the International Development Committee.
After Labour fashioned the federal government following the 1997 normal election, Burden was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Minister of State on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and fellow Birmingham MP Jeff Rooker, and he remained Rooker’s PPS when he grew to become the Minister of State on the Department of Social Security.
He contested the parliamentary seat of Meriden on the 1987 normal election, the place he was defeated by the sitting Conservative MP Iain Mills by a margin of 16,820. He was then chosen to battle the Conservative-held marginal seat of Birmingham Northfield on the 1992 normal election. Burden defeated the sitting Tory MP Roger King by simply 630 votes and have become a Labour MP. He made his maiden speech on 19 May 1992.
On leaving college he was appointed the department organiser in North Yorkshire within the National and Local Government Officers’ Association in 1979, changing into the district officer for the West Midlands in 1981, a place he held till his election to Westminster. He is a member of the Transport and General Workers Union which he joined in 1979.
Burden was born in Liverpool. He attended the Wallasey Technical Grammar School; Bramhall Comprehensive School; St John’s College of Further Education, Manchester; the University of York, the place he obtained a level in Politics and was the president of the Students’ Union in 1976; after which the University of Warwick the place he obtained a grasp’s diploma in Industrial Relations.
Richard Haines Burden (born 1 September 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Northfield from 1992 to 2019. He served as a Shadow Transport Minister from 2013 to 2016 and once more from 2016 to 2017. After the 2017 normal election, he returned to the backbenches and served as a member of the House of Commons International Development Committee.