Leeds MP Richard Burgon 'chuffed' after quitting alcohol for a year

Leeds East MP Richard Burgon says he is 'chuffed' after completing his challenge to quit alcohol for a year.

Wednesday, 31st December 1969, 11:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 4:44 pm
Leeds East MP and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon

The Shadow Justice Secretary said he had originally intended to avoid alcohol for a couple of months, but extended the challenge after enjoying it.

Richard took to social media to share the achievement.

-> Leeds MP Richard Burgon backs Asda staff on contract changes and calls for readers to sign bike lights petition in memory of Charlie FoxHe said: "Chuffed that today I’ve completed the challenge I set myself of a year without any alcoholic drinks!

"I started off aiming to do a month or two but then enjoyed it so much I just carried on!

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"As someone who loves real ale, it feels like quite an achievement. I recommend it!"

Richard's post was flooded with comments congratulating the MP for the achievement.

Sara C tweeted: "After the drama in Parliament, you've done very well indeed!"