Richard Benyon

MP, Newbury

Newbury Conservative

Richard Benyon’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Richard Benyon’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

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Richard Benyon never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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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 of Health
  • Whales: Conservation
  • Fisheries: Quotas
  • Defence: Exports
  • War Pensions Committee
  • Schools: Procurement

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — above 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 90.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 187 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Benyon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 442 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 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: Mr Rupert J Bradstock
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 September 2014)
Name of donor: Lord Robert Iliffe
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 October 2014)
Name of donor: Lady Rosemary Iliffe
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 October 2014)
Name of donor: Sir Philip Wroughton
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 December 2014)
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(Updated 9 January 2014). This is the trustee of various family trusts in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests.


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