Hilary Benn’s voting in Parliament
Hilary Benn is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Hilary Benn’s votes.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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Hilary Benn occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
It is a great pleasure to participate in this debate under your chairmanship, Sir David. I begin by congratulating my right hon. Friend the Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) on securing this debate and above all on her passionate and determined campaigning on this issue over many years. I also thank the Members who served previously on the Committee on Arms Export Controls. I echo the...
I rise to support the motion. I very much welcome the spirit in which the SNP has sought all-party support for it. The hon. Member for Moray (Angus Robertson) made a very powerful speech. Like him, I hope that the motion will win the support of the Government. It is right that the House is debating how Britain should respond to this crisis, which, as we have heard, has been described as the...
I say in all honesty to the hon. Gentleman that it is about playing our part, including by taking those who have sought shelter in Europe and those who are still in the camps in the region. It is about doing our bit. It is not a competition between providing the generous help that the Government have given in humanitarian aid and providing help and succour to those, in particular, who have...
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Labour MP for Leeds Central
Entered the 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 111 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.
- Has voted in 69.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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.
- 204 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hilary Benn’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1080 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part-owner of house (Updated 24 November 2014) and small nature reserve in Essex: (i)
Part–owner of flat in London; until January 2015 (Updated 10 February 2015): (i) (Registered 24 November 2014)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sally Clark, as part-time Research/Parliamentary Assistant.
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