Richard Benyon

MP, Newbury

Newbury Conservative

Richard Benyon’s voting in Parliament

Richard Benyon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Richard Benyon’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Richard Benyon has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Common Fisheries Policy (Article 17) 21 Apr 2016

    I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) for the opportunity of speaking on this subject, and pay tribute to him not only for bringing this matter to the House but for his long commitment to the fishing industry in Lowestoft and beyond. I got to know him well before the election at which he joined us in this House. The fact is, if he was simply doing things for political...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions 18 Apr 2016

    A particularly nasty Daesh force has seized territory at the top of the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that the British Government are doing everything they can to support the Government of Lebanon in tackling this particularly nasty group of people, who are inflicting misery on local people
  • Schools White Paper 13 Apr 2016

    Like most Conservative Members, I am a great supporter of academies and they have been a great success in my constituency. Will the Secretary of State say something about the capacity of small primary schools, particularly in rural areas, to make that change?

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Conservative MP for Newbury

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Defence
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Whales: Conservation
  • Fisheries: Quotas
  • Defence: Exports
  • War Pensions Committee
  • Schools: Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Oct 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From 12 October 2015, Associate Director, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues), of 46 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AP. Payment to be made on an ad hoc basis for work done (consultancy services and assistance with obtaining contracts). (Registered 21 October 2015)
From 15 October 2015, director and Chair of the UK Water Partnership, a not for profit company set up to promote the interests of the UK water sector. Until further notice, I will be paid £15,000 a year (£3,750 quarterly) for an expected annual commitment of 12-14 days. (Registered 28 October 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mrs Teleri Iliffe
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: auction lot valued at £2,750

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: The Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Ltd
Address of donor: Estate Office, Englefield, RG7 5DU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: auction lot valued at £2,400

Donor status: company, registration 02065923

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: The Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Ltd
Address of donor: Estate Office, Englefield, RG7 5DU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: auction lot valued at £2,400

Donor status: company, registration 02065923

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: Lady Elizabeth Benyon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: Mrs Catriona Osborne
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: auction lot valued at £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: Mr Jason Chaffer
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: £5,000

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: Mrs Belinda Chaffer
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 May 2015)
Name of donor: West Berkshire Conservative Association
Address of donor: 6 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £32,109 raised at a fundraising event, any registrable contributions to the event were registered on 20 May 2015 (see above)

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 04 June 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
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: (i) and (ii)
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received: (i) and (ii)

Rural land and property in Inverness-shire: (i)



The majority 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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