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Richard Burgon MP @RichardBurgon Leeds, West Yorkshire

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 Twitter 4/4/12


Dido Harding, who led the disastrous Test & Trace scheme, has now formally applied to become the Head of NHS Englan… https://t.co/AKgtYFnbjr
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6/20
2021
Dido Harding, who led the disastrous Test & Trace scheme, has now formally applied to become the Head of NHS Englan… https://t.co/AKgtYFnbjr
6/19
2021
A productive afternoon speaking with constituents on issues ranging from housing to climate change. If you’re an… https://t.co/0oUiBK7OsFSuch a tragic loss for Jason’s family, friends, Parklands Primary and our wider community. The thoughts and praye… https://t.co/OPPJy2KpCzThe Tories are refusing to increase sick pay for people using the insulting excuse that people would abuse the syst… https://t.co/AH1x79WAv8It's come to light that the Tories hid from the public that they could use furlough to self-isolate if ill with Cov… https://t.co/wL2jgzqqB2I have huge admiration for @BeckettUnite as a fantastic socialist trade unionist. And his decision to step aside a… https://t.co/U9MZKujeYg
6/18
2021
The system is failing so many people. We need urgent action to ensure... ✅ everyone has support after every miscar… https://t.co/puwKcobJcf
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThis is scandalous and incompetent. Lives will likely have been lost. And higher infection rates will cost us all… https://t.co/zSzYTQNpVu
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPWhat will it take for ministers to provide decent sick pay for all?! It beggars belief that people still aren’t ge… https://t.co/otPMBFr3Uy
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPJoin Young Labour campaigning for the fantastic @kimleadbeater at our phonebank tonight ☎️ We’ll be speaking to c… https://t.co/dK5nHxWgGE
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPA lack of proper sick pay is prolonging the Covid crisis. Outrageously Ministers now say they can't introduce prop… https://t.co/yvLM5gvx98Over the past week we have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases across Leeds. We are doing everything we can to address… https://t.co/SaTZxlcV0w
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThe @orgreavejustice Annual Rally is on Saturday June 19th at 1pm. This year it will take place virtually on Face… https://t.co/jAQBiEAxeyThe Health Secretary who failed on care homes, PPE and Test & Trace will soon be presenting a new NHS Bill. It'll… https://t.co/lVBVFSbD05The Government's education catch-up funding is woefully inadequate. It wouldn't be good enough for kids at Eton.… https://t.co/zkmAlcsJ76Billions of people around the world urgently need vaccines. But Boris Johnson is blocking an international deal t… https://t.co/rdPZ8wHazg
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6/17
2021
Our Collective Voice - End Fire And Rehire https://t.co/VcrvEYIatY
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPThe Conservatives are letting down a whole generation by not investing properly in our children’s education. Labou… https://t.co/e8zque2AfB
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPJo Cox - mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and MP. Murdered five years ago today for doing her job. Jo will… https://t.co/OEiC7yE1lI
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPLooking forward to the @pplsassembly national demo on 26 June. Let's fight for a new normal. #NotFitToGovernhttps://t.co/4qommaZcHCMatt Hancock isn’t the only one who is ‘totally f****** useless’. The Conservative government have shown they are… https://t.co/jz22xZ7wJ8
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPJoin the Twitter storm right now! Tonight 6-8pm! Tell us why YOU think Boris Johnson is not fit to Govern… https://t.co/vIEcF916Ii
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPOf course the Health Secretary is totally f***ing hopeless. But the buck stops with the Prime Minister. The tens… https://t.co/qzF4xVOUBIBillions of people around the world urgently need vaccines. But Boris Johnson is blocking an international deal t… https://t.co/rdPZ8wHazgFive years ago today Jo Cox was murdered by a neo-Nazi. Whenever and wherever the far-right seeks to sow division… https://t.co/AgpbvvSNWvSerco says it expects profits to be up by millions more than expected - to £200 MILLION. Serco says it's due to gr… https://t.co/Hw897BXfpr
6/16
2021
I’ll definitely buy one of these if they go in the solidarity shop! But surely it’s more ‘post’-black metal than… https://t.co/mdM6q8RBiqToday I voted for Labour's motion to uncover why the Government's education catch-up plan is only 10% of the £15bn… https://t.co/mkOWx6ddVuThis Government refuses to learn the lessons. They were told to put in place measures alongside the vaccines to pr… https://t.co/Pwsk8UwxKM£96,000,000,000+ of public money has gone to non-NHS providers of healthcare over the last decade. This is what t… https://t.co/j47iCMxFXO
6/15
2021
Great to join @IanBFAWU @sarahwoolley01 and BFAWU members for their online conference fringe on politics. Valuable… https://t.co/0z4YZcCjN2Fantastic to hear from our member and MP @RichardBurgon who took part in our political fringe talking about why the… https://t.co/osK727GsnL
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPIn the four years since the Grenfell fire, developers who built flats with unsafe cladding have given the Tories £2… https://t.co/GmUosl1SUrUnfortunately, I have not been selected to speak in today's Parliamentary debate on Palestine. I was going to ca… https://t.co/DkRwA2QIWFFour years ago today 72 people were killed at Grenfell. Four years on justice has still not been done. Race, cla… https://t.co/lndI74Tj8L
6/14
2021
Proud to speak at the demonstration in Leeds today for justice for Palestine. https://t.co/sgXQx4EOxbRALLY: Taking the fight to the Tories – for socialist solutions - @johnmcdonnellmp // @richardburgon //… https://t.co/9Auq7HJngN
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPGreat to be with members of Leeds @NEUnion at today’s demonstration in Leeds as part of the @PSCupdates protests ac… https://t.co/qH9NMPaGuxUnite has been fighting throughout the pandemic to save jobs, defend incomes and keep members safe and healthy whil… https://t.co/TP8s3OgjaY
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPGreat line up for today's event on Socialist Solutions to the Crisis. Looking forward to speaking at the final ra… https://t.co/Wytd6ajNGB
6/12
2021
For the first and last time I agree with Rupert Murdoch. https://t.co/qxRlKKZ1se34 year ago today, the first Black Labour MPs were elected to Parliament. Today, Labour’s newest Black MPs electe… https://t.co/35bcypynNv
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPJoe Biden should stop the prosecution of Julian Assange launched by Donald Trump. My speech in Parliament on why j… https://t.co/AxtbqrCctHOut of this crisis we need to build a more equal society. Looking forward to speaking tomorrow at the… https://t.co/vNXBUIUWkv34 years ago today Diane Abbott became the first black woman ever elected to the British Parliament. Thank you… https://t.co/hw1h8RAQKM
6/11
2021
Today I asked the Lord Chancellor if after 32 years of injustice which has left many broken, will he work with fami… https://t.co/wEUWMsqtsN
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPMatt Hancock today told the House of Commons that: “there was never a point at which NHS providers couldn't get acc… https://t.co/MTxj0hSdVYToday in Parliament I called for Michael Gove to be sacked after the High Court found he had broken the law in the… https://t.co/vGrB02erfeOn Monday @BarryGardiner will be launching his Private Members Bill to legislate against #FireAndRehire You can jo… https://t.co/jAbUpxVdLY
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPWorking in my office in Parliament and can hear “Kick Out The Tories” by late 70s / early 80s punk band The Newtown… https://t.co/IiIxkxdBtxWorkers under threat of compulsory redundancy at @StepChange have been a great help to people in East Leeds struggl… https://t.co/TSRwNofLEOYesterday Boris Johnson said children of wealthy parents are getting private tuition "thanks to the hard work of th… https://t.co/DpIRXEMShR
6/10
2021
@ArrJayEll CerealI just voted in Parliament for Labour's plan for proper education catch-up funding instead of the Government's path… https://t.co/xYG1qDzcSvKids at Eton won't be getting by with catch-up funding of just £1 a week. Yet the Tories think that's good enough… https://t.co/nj5GmXaPK2A judge has found Michael Gove broke the law over a £560,000 Covid contract for a firm run by his ex-adviser. We c… https://t.co/NZdysAsOttToday at #pmqs: “Can the PM use his wonderfully privileged education to explain how 20p per day will allow kids i… https://t.co/r5HSt1v9gO
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPCllr @Jonathan_Pryor, Cabinet Member for Education, on the government’s insufficient education catch up plans: Sad… https://t.co/K0dOK7UoD0
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPI see the right-wing press is again lobbying for all Covid restrictions to be lifted when it may not be safe to do… https://t.co/3cV8G3xK9X
6/9
2021
@ArrJayEll Congratulations! 🤘Ridiculous to see Tories pretending they want to cut overseas aid in order to invest in people in this country. Th… https://t.co/47ruCF5lUS
6/8
2021
A Tory MP has compared England players taking the knee to Nazi salutes. The vile politics of Donald Trump are aliv… https://t.co/SP7YXckdXfDido Harding who oversaw a disastrous Test & Trace system that handed billions of pounds of public money over to fa… https://t.co/hZ29HOEp3bDuring the Covid crisis, British billionaires have increased their wealth by £290m PER DAY. Even if they were fo… https://t.co/iDJAAvHOnvAn enjoyable start to the week, spending the morning speaking with East Leeds residents needing my advice or help w… https://t.co/TV9vQyY84xWe've just a few days left to get the signatures needed on this petition to ensure Parliament debates making access… https://t.co/YwOoTIEcSwThe Government has handed out billions in dodgy contracts to its corporate mates while slashing key aid funding tha… https://t.co/jHrKOVQOShSupport from the public and politicians for @StepChange workers facing compulsory redundancy is growing.… https://t.co/9wkipfeUaz
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6/7
2021
Today the @NEUnion has launched a petition calling on Government to provide the education funding necessary to help… https://t.co/efJtiVFgmw
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPFrom the outlet that called our free broadband policy "Broadband Communism" https://t.co/vEGnmJfPz6Important call from @IndependentSage for the Government to delay the full reopening due on 21 June because of the n… https://t.co/QKrx1oevWgWhenever you hear a Tory MP claiming they are "levelling up", remember that they refused to give school kids the fu… https://t.co/PZC6hwvo3TGood to be out on the doorstep in Batley and Spen with @Imran_HussainMP and the Leader of Bradford Council… https://t.co/nVLYuXbQtEUp to 170 workers face losing their jobs at @StepChange Debt Charity at a time when demand for support is expected… https://t.co/meMZoa3oWn
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPHere's the data https://t.co/jTzULK0tkITime after time, Boris Johnson attacks the left-wing Labour government in Wales for its running of the NHS there.… https://t.co/50NF0RIhDA
6/4
2021
What you've seen with Test and Trace is what the Tories want to do to our whole NHS. Hand billions over to private… https://t.co/nCix8NoKfURead more here: https://t.co/TSkvWapKXL You can opt-out by June 23 here: https://t.co/Vtx8ByjxeqNext month the Tories plan to put the medical histories of more than 55 million patients into a new database that w… https://t.co/3JlTiKO1mRBoris Johnson plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds of public money on a new yacht. Not a single penny sh… https://t.co/kNHOiGoIL9Here's how little Boris Johnson cares about working class children. Education Recovery Funding: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 £310 per… https://t.co/KMH8bSNzqU
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MP£1 extra per child per week is all the Tories put in the education recovery fund yesterday. And nurses are to get… https://t.co/a5w7R8FigI
6/3
2021
Source: https://t.co/YOVtwgnqCQHere's how little Boris Johnson cares about working class children. Education Recovery Funding: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 £310 per… https://t.co/KMH8bSNzqUWe should never allow it to be forgotten that the Tories handed over £37,000,000,000 to Serco and the like for Test… https://t.co/t9jIV2UaGeLondon's latest mural in support of economic justice and human rights in Colombia. International solidarity with t… https://t.co/1ZLg6k4jQi
Retweeted by Richard Burgon MPOver £800m in Covid contracts went to donors who'd given the Tories £8m. That’s how our rigged system works. Bu… https://t.co/izxL1P2mOj @SamBrowse https://t.co/ukhwKBP9OtHuge congratulations to @CATCHLeeds for this incredibly well-deserved honour and recognition. Every day CATCH make… https://t.co/VlMs03h11M£1.4bn - funding for children to catch up on learning lost during the pandemic £16bn - additional military fundin… https://t.co/vxVaiQWBlvThe school catch-up funding announced today falls pathetically short of what's needed. Education experts say it sh… https://t.co/l8F5rZaFDR
6/2
2021
Cleaners at UAL are fighting to get the same terms and conditions as directly employed workers. Outsourcing is a s… https://t.co/lYmBpj8xM8Campaigners @We_OwnIt explain the dangers here in their new @tribunemagazine article https://t.co/OMV7ASpbtGOutrageously Virgin Care has been given a seat on a local NHS decision-making body. This is what the Tories wants… https://t.co/yZYPaVPQ1PDelighted to become an Ambassador for Moonlight Trust, which stands united with refugees. Great to catch up with N… https://t.co/h1XuLs9kT6Matt Hancock lied about putting a protective shield around care homes. So many families lost loved ones as a result… https://t.co/mBBuwYVTPMThroughout this crisis, the government acted too late - causing 10,000s of unnecessary deaths. It mustn't repeat th… https://t.co/pI5kPeFcnD
6/1
2021
Britain's billionaires have so far increased their wealth by £106 billion during the pandemic. Argentina has impo… https://t.co/mcityFewZA
5/31
2021
@orgreavejustice Thanks for your kind words. And huge respect for all that you’ve done, and are doing, for the impo… https://t.co/Rsy3Ks7Edl
5/30
2021

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