Like many MPs he has interests outside of politics. Unlike some MPs his outside interests are not about personal greed.
In recent weeks Burgon was mercilessly trolled on Twitter by a few Labour Party MPs from the right-wing of the party. The tweet below explains what happened.
The fact The Sun has chosen this Easter weekend to launch a ridiculous attack on Mr Burgon is many things.
Saturday was the anniversary of the Hillsborough football tragedy-The Sun posted lies in the wake of Hillsborough and many people have never forgiven them.
The man behind that Hillsborough Sun report Kelvin MacKenzie has been making headlines again this weekend for all the wrong reasons. "Sun under pressure to sack Kelvin MacKenzie - Club bans newspaper’s reporters in wake of columnist’s slurs against player Ross Barkley and the city of Liverpool" reports the Guardian. That report continues;
Distraction tactics from The Sun then?
The fact they have chosen to slur Richard Burgon MP highlights the people who work at The Sun have learned nothing from their many past mistakes. As Mr Burgon tweeted Saturday "Far from top of Sun's long list of shame but today they ran some real rubbish about me and my friends" adding a link to his response shown above.
As one person responded though "If you've been rubished by the Sun, you are on the right track! Keep it up."
True to form the Daily Mail, popularly called the Daily Fail, went with this non-news smear story against Richard Burgon Easter Sunday.
Oh the irony!
Solidarity Richard Burgon
RIchard Burgon writes Sunday "Yesterday, true to form, 'The Sun' printed some real rubbish about me and mates in Leeds I've known since we were all teenagers. Today, true to form, 'The Mail On Sunday' runs an attempted smear 'story' - complete with inaccuracies and insinuations - on the basis of them getting hold of a holiday snap of me and my partner on a short break in Berlin last year. The Mail On Sunday reveals that we are both socialists. They seem angry about that. The Mail On Sunday reveals that she has spoken out against attacks on Muslims. They seem angry about that. The Mail On Sunday reveals that we went to a St. Patrick's Day party and there was an Irish flag on the wall. There's anger about that. Here's the holiday photo that The Mail On Sunday got their hands on. It's the kind of holiday snap familiar to so many thousands of people from Leeds and elsewhere who go to Berlin. I think it's a nice photo but does anyone really think this is genuinely newsworthy? There's so much going on here in Britain and around the world that needs reporting."
It is time to talk about the elephant in the room - Labour Party suspensions. Around 8,000 people according to some.
There may be many reasons some members are still suspended from the Labour Party, stuck in limbo, but a lack of useful, pertinent information to those affected is just one cruel aspect of this sorry state of affairs.
Legal concerns and matters may be part of the problem but we members are just ordinary folk. We are not in it for the money, the power and the glory.
We have our own life stresses and strains. When we opt to commit to a political party we deserve some respect.
People join for many reasons and yes some do so mischievously. But the majority join the party to show support and pay for the privilege.
In some cases they work their socks off trying to get the Labour Party message out and representatives elected. If they then respond angrily on social media using a word that the party machine has suddenly decided is off limits, such as TRAITOR, do they deserve suspension?
When the party has trawled back over time following anonymous complaints regarding party members the affected member is scuppered.
But as previously stated if you feel a person has betrayed you or broken a promise TRAITOR is a very fitting word.
Those MPs who vowed to support Mr Corbyn when he was elected September 12, 2015, but did anything but, fit that category to perfection.
But as #LabourPartyPurge2 drags on tempers are fraying and people are resigning - enough is enough and who can blame them for quitting.
A sensible way forward would be an amnesty of sorts. The abuse timer reset, as after all in many cases it was simply angry debate and not abuse.
That would allow a date to work from. No more trawling back over social media just a clean slate and new era following your re-election in 2016.
Allowing the current situation to drag on is destructive.
It means people listen to Chinese whispers and gossip. That results in more anger and the downward spiral circle continues to whirl out of control. It is not rocket science.
It makes some conclude the party is still split, that a further leadership challenge could follow and it provides the mainstream media with ammunition all making Labour's electability a distant dream.
For the sake of us all we need to hit the restart button.
With so many factions working against each other little wonder people are 'speaking with their feet' and resigning.
Who will respond to this open letter? Will anything change for the better in 2016? Or is the Labour Party just too big for its boots now.
Party suspensions need putting to bed. Time to move on and work toward election success with all hands to the pumps.
The writer is not suspended. But she has Labour values which means she cares about those that are. Do you Mr McNicol?
Richard Burgon MP responds to Michael Foster's Nazi accusations:
I and others have spoken up for the need for Labour Party members to be treated with respect.
Some have - as is their right - acted with outrage at the fact I chose to do so.
Today in The Sunday Mail, Michael Foster - who brought the Court case attempting to secure the outcome of denying Labour Party members the choice of voting for the elected Leader of the Labour Party in the Leadership challenge - wrote an article in which he refers to "Corbyn and his Sturm Abteilung (stormtroopers)".
The Sunday Mail illustrated his article with the above photo and explanatory caption and used the headline 'Why I despise Jeremy Corbyn and his Nazi stormtroopers'.
Whilst Michael Foster is supporting Owen Smith's Leadership campaign, I of course wouldn't blame Owen Smith for Michael Foster's independent activities but I do think this shows that it is necessary to speak up for decent women and men the length and breadth of the country who are Labour members because they want a fair and more equal society and who are being disgracefully demonised. It's just plain wrong.
Opinion: I attended a Corbyn rally in Hull. I was accompanied by my 85-year-old neighbour, a retired teacher, and my husband aged 65. By the way I am 64 and retired.
My parents were classed as relatively old when I was a kid as people had children young in the post-war period.
I never knew my paternal Grandfather as he was on a Merchant Navy vessel which was sunk by a German U Boat of the coast of Egypt in 1941.
My Dad served more than seven years of his life in the infantry during WWII. Like so many men he had a tough old time, suffered health effects post-war and died when I was 17 and he just 55.
As a young man Dad was with others who ran Mosley and his Black Shirts out of my city Hull during the "Battle of Corporation Fiend."
That was before the second world war kicked off but at a time when the far right was on the rise in Germany and parts of Europe.
So do I find Mr Foster's terminology offensive?
You bet your life I do.
He should be expelled from the party and NOW.
After a year of crazy, sometimes false, accusations of anti Semetism againt Corbyn and his supporters his membership is obscene.
Time he and his money was toast!
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