Joe Benton

Former MP, Bootle

Bootle Labour

A selection of Joe Benton's votes

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  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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Former Labour MP for Bootle

Entered the House of Commons on 8 November 1990 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Health Services
  • Iran
  • Procurement
  • Transport (Bootle)
  • Bootle Schools

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Jun 2013 to 5 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (30 Jul 1997 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (23 Jul 1997 to 14 Jun 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 14 Jun 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jan 1994 to 1 Jan 1997)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1994)
  • Member, Energy Committee (14 Nov 1991 to 16 Mar 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Joe Benton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 93 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 29 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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