Hilary Benn campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Hilary Benn’s voting in Parliament

Hilary Benn is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Hilary Benn’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 18 Jan 2017

    The Minister says that the analysis is continuing. Will he tell us whether it will continue for another two and a half years, which would avoid the need to publish anything before the negotiations are concluded? It seems to the Select Committee perfectly reasonable, without compromising the Government’s negotiating hand, to reveal to the House and the public the Government’s...
  • Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 18 Jan 2017

    This is a very important debate and, as it comes the day after the Prime Minister’s very important speech, I want to begin by reflecting briefly on what we learned yesterday about the Government’s objectives in the forthcoming negotiations. It is now clear that Ministers will seek transitional arrangements and that Parliament will have a vote at the end of the process, both of...
  • New Partnership with the EU 17 Jan 2017

    While the Prime Minister has made things clearer today, and I welcome, in particular, the commitment that Parliament will have a vote on the final deal and that the Government will seek transitional arrangements—both things that the Select Committee called for in its first report—there is one big issue where there is still uncertainty for businesses, and that is the continuation...

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Profile

Labour MP for Leeds Central

Entered the House of Commons on 10 June 1999 — Byelection

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Written Questions: Government Responses
  • Written Questions
  • Yemen: Military Intervention
  • Housing: Construction
  • Local Government Finance

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 19 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 19 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Sub-committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (6 Dec 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Hilary Benn’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 198 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 1128 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
2 December 2016, received £150 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for appearing on Any Questions. Hours: 3 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 12 December 2016)
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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sally Clark, as part-time Research/Parliamentary Assistant.

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