Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Hilary Benn voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what he has made of the total number of people who will pay (a) increased council tax and (b) council tax for the first time from April 2014 as a result of the withdrawal of the council tax support transitional funding that was offered in the 2013-14 financial year.
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what requirements there are for a political party operating in another country which has a branch in the UK to register with the Electoral Commission.
The Secretary of State will be aware that the Leeds city region will become a combined authority in April, but at present York cannot formally join because its boundary is not contiguous. On 28 October 2013, I asked the right hon. Gentleman if he would respond to the city region’s proposal to deal with this. He described it as wholly sensible and said: “I am confident we will...
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Labour MP for Leeds Central
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Topics of interest
- Communities and Local Government
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Housing: Construction
- Council Tax Benefits
- Local Government Finance
- Written Questions: Government Responses
- Planning Permission
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 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 120 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 78.02% 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") 1013 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)