Mr Tony Benn

Former Labour MP for Chesterfield

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

A selection of Mr Tony Benn’s votes

See full list of topics voted on

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mr Tony Benn’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mr Tony Benn’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Diabetes 11 May 2001

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether we are waiting for a message from the Lords or whether we are ready to go, but is it in order to thank you? You have broken another precedent today by making a speech from the Chair. I tell all visitors that it is a characteristic of the Speaker that he never makes a speech, but you have changed that. You have been a marvellous...
  • Diabetes 11 May 2001

    I was not expecting the hon. Gentleman's comments. There will be no report of his speech in the press. His speech could in no way be linked to the election campaign. It was a scholarly speech about a matter of great interest. The Minister will reply, and it will be a good debate. When people say that Parliament has lost the confidence of the people, it is in part because they do not know that...
  • People's Peers 9 May 2001

    A hereditary peer would not get in on the basis of a degree of legitimacy.

More of Mr Tony Benn’s recent appearances


Former Labour MP for Chesterfield

Entered the House of Commons on 30 November 1950 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Also represented Bristol South East

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster, on a freelance basis for newspapers, journals, radio and television.
First advance from Hutchinsons for publication of the latest volume of my diaries. Subsequent tranches will come on completion of the manuscript after the next election and on publication thereafter.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(b) Garban PLC.; financial services.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.