Hilary Benn

MP, Leeds Central

Leeds Central Labour

A selection of Hilary Benn's votes

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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details

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Hilary Benn

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Labour MP for Leeds Central

Entered House of Commons on 10 June 1999 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Written Questions: Government Responses
  • Written Questions
  • Housing: Construction
  • Local Government Finance
  • Empty Property

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Foreign Secretary (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (7 Oct 2011 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (26 Jan 2011 to 7 Dec 2011)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (6 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 6 Oct 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 168 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1054 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 16 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part-owner of house and small nature reserve in Essex. (Updated 24 November 2014)
Part–owner of flat in London; until January 2015. (Registered 24 November 2014; updated 10 February 2015)

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