Hilary Benn

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Labour MP for Leeds Central

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Hilary Benn’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • United Kingdom Internal Market 1 Feb 2024

    I begin by agreeing with the Minister that businesses in Northern Ireland want to make the current and future arrangements work, that they want them to work well and that there is huge potential for the people of Northern Ireland in the economic benefits that its current and future circumstances provide it. I have some specific points about the regulations— I see the Minister clearly...
  • Northern Ireland 1 Feb 2024

    I am grateful to the Secretary of State for his explanation of the first set of regulations that we are considering, and I join him in wanting to see the institutions up and running again as soon as possible. I welcome the measures, and the Opposition will support them. Ever since our leaving the EU created the problems that have caused Northern Ireland to be without a Government for two...
  • Northern Ireland 1 Feb 2024

    I am a teetotaller, so perhaps I do not feel the suffering in that example in the same way as other Members. However, the right hon. Gentleman is an observant student of Northern Ireland history, and he makes his point extremely forcefully.

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Labour MP for Leeds Central

Entered the House of Commons on 10 June 1999 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

Hilary Benn campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Written Questions: Government Responses
  • Written Questions
  • Building Safety Fund
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • Yemen: Military Intervention

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 4 Sep 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy Security and Net Zero Committee (12 Jun 2023 to 20 Nov 2023)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 15 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (27 Jan 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (27 Jan 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) ( 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary ( 8 May 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 7 Oct 2011 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (26 Jan 2011 to 7 Dec 2011)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development ( 6 Oct 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (13 May 2003 to 6 Oct 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Minister for Prisons and Probation) (29 May 2002 to 13 May 2003)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee ( 6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee ( 6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Best for Britain Ltd
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: secretariat, research, transcription and communication services provided to the members of the UK Trade and Business Commission of which I am co-convener, to a value of £26,131 for the period January to March 2023.
Date received: 1 January to 31 March 2023
Date accepted: 1 January 2023
Donor status: company, registration 10436078
(Registered 03 January 2023; updated 15 March 2023)
Name of donor: Best for Britain Ltd
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: secretariat, research, graphic design, transcription and communication services provided to the members of the UK Trade and Business Commission of which I am co-convener, to an estimated value of £29,831.17 for the period April to June 2023.
Date received: 1 April to 30 June 2023
Date accepted: 1 April 2023
Donor status: company, registration 10436078
(Registered 05 April 2023)
Name of donor: Best for Britain Ltd
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: secretariat, research, graphic design, printing, transcription and communication services provided to the members of the UK Trade and Business Commission of which I am co-convener, to an estimated value of £28,909.47 for the period July to September 2023.
Date received: 1 July to 30 September 2023
Date accepted: 1 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 10436078
(Registered 07 July 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Mentorn Media Address
Address of donor: Tinopolis Centre, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE 97
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel and hotel associated with appearing on BBC Question Time in Lisburn, value £333.32
Date received: 19-20 October 2023
Date accepted: 19 October 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02329345
(Registered 26 October 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Part-owner of house and small nature reserve in Essex: (i). (Updated 24 November 2014)
8. Miscellaneous
From 15 April 2021 until 5 September 2023, a co-convener of the UK Trade and Business Commission, a cross party group of MPs and trade and industry experts which aims to make recommendations to the UK government about its trade deals with Europe and the world. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 14 March 2023; updated 27 March 2023 and 08 September 2023)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sally Clark, as part-time office manager/senior parliamentary assistant. (Updated 16 April 2019)

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