How Hilary Benn voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Hilary Benn hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I am grateful to the Minister for giving me advance sight of his statement, and at least Ministers have chosen to come to the House today rather than having to be summoned, as happened last year. In its recent report “Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014”, the National Audit Office found that the Government “will reduce its funding to local authorities by 37%...
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which (a) projects and (b) groups are funded through his Department's Community Rights, Integration and Big Society programme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to Annex A of his Department's Explanatory Memorandum to the Main Estimate 2013-14, how much of the money allocated for Community Rights, Integration and Big Society was allocated to (a) community rights, (b) integration and (c) the Big Society in (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15.
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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 Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
- Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Secretary of State, Department for International Development (5 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 5 Oct 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 248 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 78.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1033 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
(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) (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. (Registered 24 November 2014)
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