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Labour MP for Leeds Central
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (since 7 Oct 2011) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 10 June 1999 — Byelection
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- Voting record
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Hilary Benn voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 26 Jan 2011)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Work and Pensions, Health, Home Department
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Housing: Construction, Local Government Finance, Mortgages: Government Assistance, Council Tax Benefits, Written Questions: Government Responses
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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 107 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 77.73% 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") 1000 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£10,446 (501st)||£11,631 (539th)||£11,007 (553rd)||£9,452||£10,023 (566th)||£9,225 (573rd)||£18,218 (415th)||£15,291 (324th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,130 (joint 83rd with 26 others)|
|Office running costs||£15,877 (397th)||£10,661 (576th)||£19,181 (424th)||£18,960||£19,197 (191st)||£18,411 (418th)||£14,319 (566th)||£19,897 (167th)|
|Staffing costs||£68,755 (616th)||£64,164 (626th)||£61,711 (629th)||£62,278||£64,326 (558th)||£57,915 (612th)||£52,721 (607th)||£38,117 (549th)|
|Communications Allowance||£13,155 (55th)||£2,839 (534th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,421 (153rd)1||£10,050 (222nd)2||£10,459 (201st)||£7,675||£7,474 (445th)||£8,760 (372nd)||£9,555 (342nd)||£7,419 (351st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£218 (joint 361st with 1 other)||£0||£195 (380th)||£194 (362nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£83 (309th)||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,654 (209th)||£907 (joint 258th with 1 other)||£657 (joint 437th with 1 other)||£459||£540 (481st)||£1,280 (160th)||£861 (joint 398th with 2 others)||£899 (374th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,218 (341st)||£1,774 (446th)||£1,397||£2,823 (290th)||£3,883 (174th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,407 (67th)||£1,198 (120th)||£322||£2,053 (21st)||£2,053 (17th)||£2,053 (17th)||£2,053 (17th)|
|Total||£124,391 (574th)||£103,877 (630th)||£105,987 (615th)||£100,543||£108,272 (566th)||£103,101 (576th)||£99,449 (550th)||£85,000 (406th)|