How Hilary Benn voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Hilary Benn hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many cases were referred to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for each higher education institution by students of each (a) gender and (b) ethnic origin in each of the last five years; and how many of those cases concerned (i) undergraduate and (ii) postgraduate students.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what non-apprenticeship adult skills budget was allocated for Leeds City College in 2014-15; and what such allocation he plans to make in 2015-16.
May I apologise to you, Mr Deputy Speaker, and to the Secretary of State for the fact that I will not be able to be present for the close of the debate owing to a long-standing constituency commitment? It is a pleasure to respond to the right hon. Gentleman—probably, I suspect, for the last time in this Parliament. If I may say so, his speech had more than a touch of a valedictory air...
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Former Labour MP for Leeds Central
Entered House of Commons on 10 June 1999 — Byelection
Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election
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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 (since 7 Oct 2011)
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)
- The Secretary of State for International Development (6 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
- The Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 6 Oct 2003)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
- Member, Environment Sub-committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
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- Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 212 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 77.89% 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.
- 198 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1054 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.
(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) (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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