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.

  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] 13 Jul 2016

    For those of us who took that fateful decision on 18 March 2003, the Chilcot report makes difficult and uncomfortable reading. Our thoughts today should, above all, be with the families, Iraqi and British, who lost loved ones in the conflict; but Members who voted for war—and I was one—did so in good faith. I agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby South (Margaret...
  • Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] 13 Jul 2016

    I freely acknowledge that one of the failures, which is set out clearly in the report, was the failure to plan in advance of the decision taken on 18 March 2003. Indeed, there are lessons that we must learn from that. The truth is, however, that Iraq was a suppressed, repressed and brutalised society in which Saddam was the lid on the pressure cooker, and when he left, the lid came off. We...
  • Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] 13 Jul 2016

    I am going to bring my remarks to a conclusion, because so many others wish to speak. As a world, we have a responsibility to be much more effective and determined in dealing with countries and conflicts in circumstances such as these before they turn into brutal and bloody civil wars. I believe that the best way to do that is to demonstrate that multilateralism—countries working...

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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

  • 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
  • Housing: Construction
  • Yemen: Military Intervention
  • Local Government Finance

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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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Hilary Benn’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 201 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 66.98% 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.
  • 209 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hilary Benn’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1110 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Oxfam GB
Address of donor: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and food at a value of £742.09

Destination of visit: Jordan

Date of visit: 25-28 October 2015

Purpose of visit: to assess the situation facing Syrian refugees in Jordan, including visiting the Zaatari refugee camp and meeting Syrian refugees living there and in the host community, to learn about Oxfam’s work in support of refugees, and to hold meetings with UNHCR and the Jordanian Government.

(Registered 05 November 2015)
Name of donor: Forward Thinking
Address of donor: The Griffin Building, 83 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5AR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, conference and refreshments to the value of £693.41

Destination of visit: Berlin

Date of visit: 9 Dec 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend a meeting of the Helsinki Policy Forum on improving stability in the Middle East.

(Registered 21 December 2015)
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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