Hilary Benn

MP, Leeds Central

Leeds Central Labour

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How Hilary Benn voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Hilary Benn hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Sale of Park Homes 30 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the right hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Annette Brooke) and other Members who have secured today’s debate. The right hon. Lady deserves particular recognition for her long-standing and determined campaign on behalf of 165,000 park home owners and residents to secure better protection for them. It is a cause that has attracted a number of contributions from...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction 30 Oct 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings with planning permission that are classified as (a) progressing towards a start, (b) on hold or shelved and (c) started on site in the latest period for which figures are available.
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction 30 Oct 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2014, Official Report, column 531W, on housing: construction, what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings with planning permission that were classed as having started on site on each of the dates provided.

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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 225 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 78.94% 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") 1022 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

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 small nature reserve in Essex.

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