Richard Benyon campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
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Richard Benyon has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I refer hon. Members to my entry in the register. Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the piece of scientific research called “Waders on the Edge”, which shows that the place to see species such as curlew and lapwing, where their numbers are rising rather than falling, is on managed shoots in the uplands?
Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
That was one of the most courageous speeches I have heard during my time in the House. I am very sad that the right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond) is not here. When we last debated the matter in 2007, he was in his place and I was sitting on the Opposition Benches. He swept his arm to his right and said that we in the home counties could not understand what it was like to have such a...
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Conservative MP for Newbury
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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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, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.
1. Employment and earnings
From 12 October 2015
, 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. Payment to be made on an ad hoc basis for work done (consultancy services and assistance with obtaining contracts). (Registered 21 October 2015)
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
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