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Richard Burgon MP @RichardBurgon Leeds, West Yorkshire

Labour MP for East Leeds. Shadow Justice Secretary. Socialist. Leeds born and bred. Constituent needing a reply? E-mail me at richard@richardburgon.com 👍

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Joined Twitter 4/4/12


Today's UK death toll of 569 is heartbreaking. A week ago it was 578 Coronavirus deaths in total. It then doubled… https://t.co/MNRJBk8uOE👏 Thank you to all the @NHSuk and key workers throughout the country, who are fighting hard to keep us safe. You ar… https://t.co/h85AKb8uWf
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP👩🏻‍💼To the shop workers 👩🏽‍⚕️the nurses, 👨🏻‍🔧 the delivery people, 👨🏻‍💼the social workers 👩🏽‍🏫 the teachers,… https://t.co/3dvB1FjIUM
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPEven better turnout than last week on my street for #ClapForCarers. I put my vuvuzela (remember them?) to good us… https://t.co/PKX47x1QmPJoin us again at 8pm tonight and #ClapForOurCarers as we pay tribute to all the amazing key workers in Leeds includ… https://t.co/djBFvG12yz
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPAn important call. The early release of some pregnant women was right. Now in the interest of staff, prisoner & wid… https://t.co/84ImWe3YNiAs well as tweeting “Stay at Home”, the Prime Minister also needs to ▪️Shut all non-essential workplaces so people… https://t.co/my4vZm3krsIt is simply outrageous just how far behind other countries we are on testing for Coronavirus: 🇩🇪Germany 918,000… https://t.co/KYWLSnlSR6These workers have my 100% backing. We need to ensure that this health crisis doesn’t become a financial and soci… https://t.co/IpMLHeCCu0We urgently need answers. And we urgently need this sorting out. https://t.co/nsOcghTIPI
4/2
2020
The UK Coronavirus death toll is now higher than Italy’s at the same stage. We need much bolder Gov't action. We… https://t.co/GXbW4cUue2Proud to support our care workers - during the Coronavirus crisis and always. The Government must: * Protect Hea… https://t.co/94LyfmsyRQThe Government must do everything in its power to save lives and limit the spread of Coronavirus. By refusing to… https://t.co/FC0vZjQD7YI have written to the Justice Secretary calling for the introduction of routine Coronavirus testing in prisons to h… https://t.co/ePYVUdoNkyFrontline charities and volunteers need all the support they can get in this time of crisis. I'm backing the… https://t.co/klyCxyggw0Source: Department of Health and Social Care On 24 March there had been 90,436 tests. By 31 March there had been 14… https://t.co/0dKb6bd4DhTwo weeks ago today Boris Johnson said at PMQs that Coronavirus testing levels would increase to 25,000 per day.… https://t.co/j479o0Z4M1
4/1
2020
If you live in Leeds and are unable to leave your home for groceries or essentials, you can call our dedicated hotl… https://t.co/Gl1Cwvlpqj
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPTragically today we've suffered 393 UK Coronavirus deaths. The number of deaths is doubling every 3-4 days. The G… https://t.co/udtFSgvo89"When Germany is testing around 500,000 people a week... we are still not even hitting 10,000 a day. At today’s Do… https://t.co/VMJihjGRt4
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPDoctors shouldn't be gagged from speaking out about equipment shortages. They should be thanked for highlighting f… https://t.co/4JBofJthQ6
3/31
2020
What an amazing gesture for our NHS staff 👏👏👏 https://t.co/reTkOIPUS5
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPHere’s how quiet it is in Leeds Station. Usually there would be over 60,000 passengers walking through on an avera… https://t.co/FCrweBJkqM
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPNurses shouldn't still be fighting to get hold of proper protective equipment. They are on the frontline of this… https://t.co/rzoPgrncXUSad to hear of the passing of Ted Knight. Ted dedicated his life to fighting for the working class. He was a cham… https://t.co/BnCF6Z6EJYThe Government should take responsibility for these unacceptable, dangerous scenes given that so many people are st… https://t.co/luPoViVMWOI wrote this article last week calling on the Government to stop giving a misleading impression on the number of Co… https://t.co/SGY4olTPmh5 key things we need from the Gov't this week in the Coronavirus battle ▪️Close non-essential workplaces so people… https://t.co/T9477rjNo6
3/30
2020
Today I spoke with both @POAUnion and @PGA_prisons about the developing picture in our prisons. Their members are… https://t.co/SgQqsgLOWMThousands of workers are crowded into the ASOS warehouse in Barnsley.  Workers are terrified. This isn’t ‘essentia… https://t.co/p3ZXidVOnqI see @BorisJohnson is writing to every household in the UK via Royal Mail. Our members are key workers and it’s… https://t.co/lFdBeOcH0d
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPIn the past week there's been just 50,000 Coronavirus tests done in the UK. Yet Ocado can buy 100,000 tests just l… https://t.co/1lx0pnFUTo @POAnatchair @POAUnion Always a pleasure. You, your union and your members do such a incredible job in such diffi… https://t.co/FtZa9Eks8gFootfall in Leeds city centre is down 90%. Thank you to everyone who’s staying at home. It’s saving lives. Plse sta… https://t.co/jFSQnNZ6RK
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPJeremy is totally right. We need better economic protection for workers including rent suspensions and proper sick… https://t.co/nPZkZk8hCB
3/29
2020
This is a Trump-style attempt to divert blame from the UK government's failures. A World Health Organization repor… https://t.co/u4KwfEUC5w @LabourCND I wholeheartedly support this. Whoever becomes Labour Leader, the role of Shadow Minister for Peace should be retained.We're so touched by all the lovely #rainbow artwork and messages of support for our refuse collection crews as they… https://t.co/qXzP4rjOQa
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP💙💛 #StayHomeSaveLives https://t.co/cRyg8mBIAa
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPReports of people being forced into work & into working in unsafe conditions. What monitoring & enforcement is taki… https://t.co/G7w1iTFWGs
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPTragically, there's now been over 1,000 UK Coronavirus deaths. Italy shows it could get much worse. ▪️NHS staff &… https://t.co/Zq5FZgnQWT.@BeckettUnite: “For those bad bosses who insist on firing their workers or neglect to register them under the sche… https://t.co/Fxeh8i4syc
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP"The UK was one of the first to develop a test for Coronavirus but has tested fewer people than most other countrie… https://t.co/gz4llMWfOnCuba’s internationalist healthcare missions are an example to the world. I’m proud to sign the letter calling on t… https://t.co/g6oIVsDruW
3/28
2020
You can now claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme, this will allow… https://t.co/PHUchxMP6w
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThe Financial Times daily analysis shows the UK has more dead at this stage than any country except Spain & Italy… https://t.co/XDnyPtx2zUThe Department of Health rejected previous high-level medical advice on providing NHS staff with protective equipme… https://t.co/ufQvbC93GcToday’s horrific death toll underlines the urgent need to boost Coronavirus testing. We still look like we're on… https://t.co/5eisPotNqY"We are putting our health workers in the front lines without the armour they need to defend themselves." Incredib… https://t.co/njQJ2mEL0xGermany is reportedly now doing 500,000 Coronavirus tests per week. The UK has tested just 40,000 people over the… https://t.co/8zvo6qQdvO
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3/27
2020
Germany is reportedly now doing 500,000 Coronavirus tests per week. The UK has tested just 40,000 people over the… https://t.co/8zvo6qQdvO @mariamuser No, Maria - thank YOU. 🙂 👏So emotional and inspiring seeing so many people on my street in Leeds out at their doors to #ClapForOurCarers. T… https://t.co/sBfDpvntjbIt's right that the Government has shifted on support for the self-employed - but many need help today and can't wa… https://t.co/GqCWcdjQ4tMedical couriers who transport vital COVID-19 samples to testing labs are having to take legal action because of a… https://t.co/tkYqi7dP8tIn some London health trusts, 30% to 50% of staff are not able to go to work. Once again we see why we urgently ne… https://t.co/lNREy8CAVkReports pouring in to MPs of businesses ignoring lockdown & forcing workers to work, putting them at risk of Covid… https://t.co/4LeZ4z2w1m
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP"It's an absolute disgrace" Shadow health sec @JonAshworth says employers asking non-key workers to go into work i… https://t.co/KzkvwnZthz
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPToday’s pre-#COVID poverty stats: 14.5 million people in poverty ⚠️RECORD HIGH⚠️ 4.2 million children in poverty… https://t.co/0e3RKbdpem
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3/26
2020
‼️‼️ HOLD THE PRESS ‼️‼️ 95 MPs just signed a letter to Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin. SAY IT LOUD, SAY IT CLEAR… https://t.co/oTGBt4BocE
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP“That word is solidarity. It will be solidarity that will see us through this crisis to protect our community. And… https://t.co/noR8k37wGZTesting is essential to winning the battle against Coronavirus. But the level of testing in the UK is woefully in… https://t.co/FSbnMxkAnL"Leaving people without the means to meet their basic needs isn’t just a human tragedy during a global pandemic – i… https://t.co/6yYIkN1zEa
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPI’ve written to the Justice Secretary to ask the Government to freeze time limits for civil claims so that people w… https://t.co/L6CYN5blXSJeremy ended his final PMQs today by saying “At times like this, we have to recognise the value of each other and t… https://t.co/MMLq7Eu22xhttps://t.co/Cl1mHwKgQfhttps://t.co/yACFQutEqDBoris Johnson has just said AGAIN at PMQs that his government "is massively increasing our testing campaign from 5,… https://t.co/3lnZEFuBbiBoris Johnson wasn't clear enough in his address to the nation about which workers still have go to work. His mini… https://t.co/IQw4pEfAmJEmail Wetherspoons to demand they pay workers laid off during coronavirus👇 https://t.co/krR3gG8hXOSource: Public Health England stats show that one week ago there had been 56,221 people tested and by yesterday thi… https://t.co/fOglYhVxMBThe PM has failed to live up to his own promise on Coronavirus testing. At PMQs last week he said testing would r… https://t.co/uViTiTtmK2
3/25
2020
Important information for people in Leeds who have no support at this difficult time. https://t.co/x7ubR91r3BIt's no good the PM and Ministers saying people should work from home where possible. It's not "possible" if your… https://t.co/MmZ7qVKTDt(Sources: UK and South Korean Health Ministries; German Doctors’ Association quoted in the Wall St Journal.)The level of Coronavirus testing in the UK remains woefully inadequate. 🇰🇷South Korea - 349,000 tests 🇩🇪Germany -… https://t.co/XZVE5ZYydbI have signed this letter along with @johnmcdonnell and many other Labour colleagues demanding government action to… https://t.co/apDuAmDCSpI fully support these @pcs_union demands for our courts - including a new insourced cleaning service to be establis… https://t.co/13lG1xAl5kHow, in the sixth-largest economy in the world, are we not able to provide all NHS staff with the protective equipm… https://t.co/7NZT6QLceaCompletely unacceptable from Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin. Full solidarity with all Wetherspoons staff. The Gover… https://t.co/LlOh8Qk7YSStatutory sick pay is not enough to live on. https://t.co/jicmgA540U
3/24
2020
Following the government’s necessary announcement tonight on staying at home, the Government now has to offer prope… https://t.co/a1ImHJ3a4QThe Prime Minister is right to call for people to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives. https://t.co/Bio9dKqj5A
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPLast week at PMQs, Boris Johnson boasted of increasing the number of Coronavirus tests to 25,000 per DAY. Since th… https://t.co/TMpqPPW7GcGreat idea from @RLong_Bailey https://t.co/LWL0TPGm5zThe government's measures would leave five million self-employed and gig economy workers with just £94.25 a week si… https://t.co/6nvuTYPUa2
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPFor decades, in spite of a cruel US blockade, Cuban medics have provided free treatment to millions of people in ne… https://t.co/ly6oLTiCuKScientists say tens of thousands of people could pay with their lives unless the Government does much more to fight… https://t.co/81GnIfuustHere are 5 key things the Government must do this week in the battle against Coronavirus. ◾An immediate lockdown ◾… https://t.co/NsirrQfc2T
3/23
2020
The UK already has more Coronavirus deaths than China, Spain, France and others when they locked down. Further del… https://t.co/gziso5HMWjThis week the NHS in England is contacting people with serious underlying health conditions on how best to protect… https://t.co/IYeBud4lMSMany people in East Leeds are worried about access to money and food during the Coronavirus crisis. The Leeds Sou… https://t.co/bYLpFmIa99Evidence shows, as things stand, the UK will reach Italian levels of Coronavirus cases & deaths in the next few wee… https://t.co/tHpGIYlSXVWith fears that there could be 800 coronavirus deaths in UK prisons I've written to the Justice Secretary asking fo… https://t.co/mFUWfNPeXU
3/22
2020
Too many still aren't getting the economic protection from the government that they desperately need. The Gov't mu… https://t.co/Zwbv7zsMSgTragically there's been nearly 800 Coronavirus deaths in Italy in the past 24 hours. Experts are warning that the… https://t.co/Om0vfM4ZmVIt’s dawning on people that there are huge gaping holes in yesterday’s Chancellor’s statement. We must urge him to… https://t.co/4wbPIYD48u
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3/21
2020
With the economy necessarily being shut down in an unprecedented way, it’s urgent that the Govt. acts to protect jo… https://t.co/Qcm8R3XwuB
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPItaly has suffered 627 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours alone - over 4,000 deaths in total. Our Government… https://t.co/sTaBc9SwP7Doctors of the World in association with British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice have produced guidance on… https://t.co/6HKXz1g4Uv
3/20
2020

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