Richard Benyon

MP, Newbury

Newbury Conservative

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Richard Benyon hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    If I understood the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) correctly, he suggested that many Members were perhaps taking this decision lightly. If that is what he said, may I say how wrong he is? I do not believe that we have had a better debate and more thoughtful interventions from both sides of the House. I for one believe that for my generation of Members of this House the well...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    Does my hon. Friend therefore disagree with the hon. Member for Bradford West (George Galloway) who said that this is a force that cannot be contained by air attack because it has no presence on the ground? My hon. Friend’s experience would rather suggest the opposite.
  • 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.

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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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — 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 69.46% 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") 428 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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)
(a) Name of donor: Mr Rupert J Bradstock
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 24 September 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 9 October 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 9 October 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)

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