Richard Benyon

Former MP, Newbury

Newbury Conservative

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How Richard Benyon voted
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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 very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Richard Benyon hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Vaccine Damage Payments Act — [Mr Martin Caton in the Chair] 24 Mar 2015

    I apologise for not being here for the start of the debate; I meant no disrespect to the hon. Member for Dumfries and Galloway (Mr Brown), who has been a tireless campaigner on the issue. I will take only a brief amount of the House’s time, partly because I must again be rude and leave the debate before the end—it is that stage of the parliamentary process. I want to express my...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Government Efficiency and Reform 23 Mar 2015

    My right hon. Friend can leave the House knowing that he has done an outstanding job in reforming our public services, and it would have been nice to hear a little more humble pie from the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell). On the question of getting better digital coverage across our country, does he agree that the public estate should be made more available for things such...
  • AEA Technology Pension Scheme 18 Mar 2015

    My hon. Friend is making a good point. The key point to which we want the Minister to respond is that as a public sector pension, the AEA Technology scheme had full protection linked to the retail price index. That has now been lost, on the basis of wrong advice that was given at the time.

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Former Conservative MP for Newbury

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee (since 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 3 Nov 2014)

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) (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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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 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 69.33% 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.
  • 186 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 440 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

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)
(a) Name of donor: Sir Philip Wroughton
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 5 December 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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