Hilary Benn

MP, Leeds Central

Leeds Central Labour

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How Hilary Benn voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Hilary Benn hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Seat 2 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, further to the Answer of 8 January 2015 to Question 219781, for what reason action was not taken against SEAT UK for failing to submit a completed V5C/3 form.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance 23 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensures that in cases where jobseeker's allowance claimants are sanctioned, local authorities suspend housing benefit only in cases where it is appropriate to do so.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Local Government Finance 10 Feb 2015

    That was an interesting speech. I pay tribute to the Minister for his generosity in giving way to Members, but councillors up and down the country listening to what we have just heard—in particular the part where he talked about giving authorities the ability to grow their resources—will look at their circumstances today and ask whether the Minister really understands what is...

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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)
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (6 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Secretary of State, Department for International Development (5 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 6 Oct 2003)
  • Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 5 Oct 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 244 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 78.24% 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") 1044 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 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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