Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Richard Benyon voted on key issues
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
I start by referring hon. Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests and by apologising to the House for legging it earlier. I had to host a long-standing event on the Terrace for land-based colleges, and I thought I should stick to that diary entry. I remind the House that 55,000 properties were flooded in this country in 2007, and 2,500 of them were in my...
I think Pitt was right when he said that the whole system had been too centralised and needed to be decentralised. The Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee disagrees. She wrote a very rude comment about the way we enacted the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and did precisely what Pitt recommended. She said, “No, it was all terribly bad and a waste of money” and that she...
I applaud the residents of Purley, because I have seen that approach work not only in my constituency but right across the country. The National Flood Forum has a cut-and-paste organisation for local communities to pick up and run with. It is a superb organisation with real knowledge and expertise. I know that the Department and the Environment Agency will also assist local communities in...
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Conservative MP for Newbury
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Whales: Conservation
- Fisheries: Quotas
- Defence: Exports
- War Pensions Committee
- Schools: Procurement
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- - Shadow Minister, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- - Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Whip, Whips (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Apr 2008)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 424 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
8. Land and Property
Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency
) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received.
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received.
Rural land and property in Inverness-shire.
of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, of which I am Director. This is the
trustee of various family trusts in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests. (Updated 9 January 2014)
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