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Richard Benyon’s voting in Parliament
Richard Benyon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Richard Benyon’s votes.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2007–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
15 votes for, 5 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
15 votes for, 45 votes against, 18 absences, between 2008–2017
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
No, Sir Alan, I was conceding the time to the Minister, but if I may have the 30 seconds I would appreciate it. There is an all-party group in this House called the all-party group for ending homelessness. Some people roll their eyes when we talk about ending homelessness, but it is only with such ambition that we can address the kind of outrage we all feel when we see someone who is...
Does the hon. Gentleman concede that there are some landlords in London—I speak with a little experience—who are in it for the long term? They want to build a relationship with their tenants and they have never evicted somebody at the end of their lease, because they want to continue that relationship. I want to work with Members on both sides of the House to create a longer-term...
I beg to move, That this House has considered private renting solutions for homeless and vulnerable people. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. I refer hon. Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I will talk about the housing problems around the country, but of course every area is different, and I concede that some of the ideas and...
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Conservative MP for Newbury
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Whales: Conservation
- Fisheries: Quotas
- Defence: Exports
- War Pensions Committee
- Schools: Procurement
Currently held offices
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 20 Oct 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Oct 2007)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
From 15 October 2015
, director and Chair of the UK
Water Partnership, a not for profit company set up to promote the interests of the UK water sector. Until further notice, I will be paid £15,000 a year (£3,750 quarterly) for an expected annual commitment of 12-14 days. (Registered 28 October 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency
) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received: (i) and (ii)
Rural land and property in Inverness-shire: (i)
of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, of which I am Director. This is the trustee of various family trusts in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests. (Updated 9 January 2014
From 12 October 2015 until 31 December 2016
, unremunerated Associate Director, Sancroft International Ltd (consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues), of 46 Queen Anne
's Gate, London SW1H 9AP. (Registered 21 October 2015; updated 09 August 2016
and 06 February 2017
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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