Richard Benyon

Newbury Conservative

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How Richard Benyon voted
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Richard Benyon hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Rural Crime — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] 9 Apr 2014

    My message to the Minister is: long may both Departments continue to do so. Some of the crimes that a police constable comes across in the course of his work may be unusual. To have that centre of knowledge to whom he can go, who will say to him, “Yes, you can prosecute this person under this piece of legislation in this way” is absolutely invaluable. Also, it is what the unit...
  • Rural Crime — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] 9 Apr 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Weir. I start by referring hon. Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests and by saying how glad I am to see the Minister in his place; I look forward to his addressing some of the points we are raising in this important debate. I pay great tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey...
  • Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill 1 Apr 2014

    I know it is the Opposition’s job to oppose, but does the hon. Gentleman wonder whether sometimes this is not good politics? He will be getting the same message from his chamber of commerce as I am getting from mine, as well as from hard-working families who are benefiting from the Budget, pensioners and people on low incomes? Instead of the reasoned amendment, surely there is something...

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Conservative MP for Newbury


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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 8 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 69.82% 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.
  • 214 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Benyon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 425 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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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