Richard Burden is the Labour MP for Birmingham Northfield and was first elected in 1992. Richard is currently a member of the House of Commons International Development Select Committee, having been appointed in July 2017. He also previously served on the Committee from 2005 to 2013. Richard chairs the Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, which seeks to foster good relations and understanding between Britain and Palestine and to promote a just and durable peace in the Middle East. He is also a Vice Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East and chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group. Until June 2017, Richard was a Shadow Transport Minister, with responsibility for aviation, shipping, future transport and road safety. He continues to have an active interest in these issues.