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Candidate

  Richard Burden
Birmingham Northfield
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeff Rooker, Minister of State at the Department of Social Security

Elected in 2001? Yes
Personal details
Partner, Jane Slowey
Son of Kenneth Rodney Burden, engineer, and of late Pauline Burden, secretary.

Education
Wallasey Technical Grammar SchoolBramhall Comprehensive School
St John's College of Further Education, ManchesterYork University (BA politics 1978)Warwick University (MA industrial relations 1979).

Non-political career
President, York University Students' Union 1976-77
NALGO: Branch Organiser, North Yorkshire 1979-81
West Midlands District Officer 1981-92.

Electoral history
Contested Meriden 1987 general election. Member for Birmingham Northfield since April 9, 1992.

Political career
PPS to Jeffrey Rooker: as Minister of State and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Minister for Food Safety) 1997-99
as Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Minister for Pensions) 1999-present.

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