Richard Benyon

MP, Newbury

Newbury Conservative

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  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Richard Benyon hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Cafcass 8 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many complaints have been made against the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in the last three years; and how many such complaints have been upheld; (2) how many complaints have been (a) made and (b) upheld against the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in the last three years.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel/Palestine 22 Jul 2014

    My hon. Friend will know the impact that white phosphorus shells can have on civilian populations in particular. Many of us were appalled to see the use of them in a previous Israeli incursion into Gaza. Will he inform the Israeli ambassador, and all parties in this conflict, that the eyes of the world are on them, and that, whatever their reasons for prosecuting this conflict, we will be...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plant and Tree Health 17 Jul 2014

    When we see the diseases that are here and that are coming down the track, it is easy to get into a state of despair about how our countryside will look in 10 or 20 years’ time. Will the Minister assure us that we have learned all the lessons from past diseases; that the approach to phytophthora ramorum of destroying millions of larch trees has worked; and that the new chief plant...

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Conservative MP for Newbury

Entered 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
  • Health
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 11 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.45% 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") 427 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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.
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)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Lord Robert Iliffe
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Lady Rosemary Iliffe
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2014)

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