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.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
We have lots more plain English analysis of Richard Benyon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Richard Benyon’s full vote analysis page for more.
Richard Benyon never rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has received from the Ascension Island Council on the proposed creation of a marine protected area around Ascension.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to commence work on the development of clinical guidance for pancreatic cancer.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that all pancreatic cancer patients have access to dietetic treatment, advice and support; and if he will make a statement.
More of Richard Benyon’s recent appearances
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
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 442 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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